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SKI WINDOW: the SPECTATOR's regular ski update

Snow conditions right now could not be better. Almost all resorts in Slovakia are open and reporting excellent conditions. The forecast calls for continued cold weather with partly cloudy conditions and occasional snow showers. Temperatures will range from -10 at night to 0 during the day.

Snow conditions and ticket prices valid as February 16

The SPECTATOR's regular ski update
ski resort snow conditions skipass notes
Jasná 65 - 85 cm very good Sk690 All lifts in service.
Chopok - South 180 - 310 cm very good Sk500 All lifts in service
Donovaly 100 - 110 cm very good Sk640 All lifts in service
Veľká Rača 130 - 150 cm very good Sk650 All lifts in service
Štrbské Pleso 150 cm very good Sk640 All lifts in service
Plejsy 90 cm very good Sk590 All lifts in service
Skipark Ružomberok 120 cm very good Sk650 All lifts in service
Martinské hole 175 cm very good Sk550 All lifts in service - surcharge for chair lift to resort is Sk150
Zverovka 110 cm very good Sk580 All lifts in service
Lomnnické sedlo 260 cm very good Sk550 Price includes a gondola from Tatranská Lomnica
Vrátna dolina 70 - 140 cm very good Sk570 11 out of 13 lifts in service, Chleb out of service from1/2004


Snow conditions right now could not be better. Almost all resorts in Slovakia are open and reporting excellent conditions. The forecast calls for continued cold weather with partly cloudy conditions and occasional snow showers. Temperatures will range from -10 at night to 0 during the day.

Jasná will host an open space skiing competition on February 25 and 26. This event, known as Jasná Adrenalin, is part of the prestigious Red Bull Snow Thrill circuit. The two of us recently skied Jasná and enjoyed packed powder conditions. The resort is lively at the moment due to school holidays in Central Europe, but new lifts have reduced lines to less than 10 minutes.

Plejsy (near Krompachy) will feature a giant slalom event called the Becherovka Ski Show, which is open to all registrants. The resort will also feature a ski acrobatic show.

With all the new snow, we encourage readers to try some of Slovakia's small resorts. John recently skied Biele Vody near Hriňová and found 75 cms of great powder. Biele Vody, http://www.bielevody.sk/, has a 200 metre vertical and two poma lifts. Lift tickets are Sk250.


Prepared by Roman Millan
and John Sherwood,
Special to the Spectator

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