Snow conditions and ticket prices valid as January 6
|The SPECTATOR's regular ski update|
|Jasná||40 - 80 cm||very good||Sk690||12 out of 16 lifts in service|
|Chopok - South||60 - 100 cm||very good||Sk500||4 out of 6 lifts in service|
|Donovaly||50 - 60 cm||very good||Sk640||All lifts in service|
|Veľká Rača||30 - 50 cm||very good||Sk650||5 out of 6 lifts in service|
|Štrbské Pleso||100 - 170 cm||very good||Sk640||All lifts in service|
|Plejsy||60 cm||very good||Sk550||All lifts in service|
|Skipark Ružomberok||50 cm||very good||Sk650||All lifts in service|
|Martinské hole||90 cm||very good||Sk550||All lifts in service, the surcharge for the chair lift to resort is Sk150|
|Zverovka||70 cm||very good||Sk580||All lifts in service|
|Lomnnické sedlo||100 - 200 cm||very good||Sk550||Avalanche danger! Call 052/4467-884 for more information|
|Vrátna dolina||20 - 60 cm||very good||Sk570||6 out of 13 lifts in service|
WINTER has certainly arrived with significant snowfall and strong winds. The mountains of northern Slovakia are covered with 20 to 100 centimetres of new, wet snow, which makes for decent skiing. All marked ski trails in Slovakia are protected against avalanches but those wishing to ski off trail should consult with Ski Patrol about possible off-piste avalanche hazards in the High and Low Tatras. Skiing off trail in National Parks in Slovakia is also illegal. Temperatures will range from -4 to +2. Meteorologists forecast occasional snow showers through Wednesday, and the skies will clear as a cold front moves in from the east. If you decide to visit the High Tatras, you can check snow conditions by calling, 052/4467-884. Enjoy the new snow and low post-holiday crowds. This is an ideal time to ski or snowboard. For something different, try snow rafting or kite skiing at Jasná - Záhradky.
Prepared by Roman Millan with John Sherwood, Special to the Spectator
10. Jan 2005 at 0:00
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