SKI WINDOW

Events lure visitors to ski resorts

FEBRUARY is over, but it seems winter still lies ahead. After "tropical" days, which probably caused some snowless ski resorts to close, meteorologists forecast snowfall. Cold and wet air will flow into Slovakia from the west to northwest. The mountain temperature at 1,500 metres will gradually decrease to minus 3-10 degrees. People should be prepared for heavy snowfall, especially in the middle of the week. This should compensate for a significant loss of the snow layer from previous days. The cooling is also important because the Easter holiday is near. Most resorts would not survive another wave of warm weather without a cold wave first.

In spite of warm weather some ski resorts have planty of snowIn spite of warm weather some ski resorts have planty of snow (Source: Roman Milan)

FEBRUARY is over, but it seems winter still lies ahead. After "tropical" days, which probably caused some snowless ski resorts to close, meteorologists forecast snowfall. Cold and wet air will flow into Slovakia from the west to northwest. The mountain temperature at 1,500 metres will gradually decrease to minus 3-10 degrees. People should be prepared for heavy snowfall, especially in the middle of the week. This should compensate for a significant loss of the snow layer from previous days. The cooling is also important because the Easter holiday is near. Most resorts would not survive another wave of warm weather without a cold wave first.

Ski resort calendars are full of interesting events this week. Free-style skiing fans can look forward to Newschool Battle, which will take place in the ride park in Donovaly on March 9. Skipark Ružomberok will host a parallel slalom competition on March 8. A well-known company will offer skis for testing during this event.

Those who want to recall International Women's Day from the times of communism should go to Snowland in Valčianska valley where the retro action will take place. Slovak metal band Tublatanka will be there among other performers.

This year the Ypsilon rail park will be built in Liptovské Revúce. Visitors can attend the special occasion to see it and riders in action at Ypsilon Rail Jam on March 8.

The programme is rich and one can only hope for enough snow.

For more information go to www.holiday.info

Ski resort price of daily ski pass snow depth
PARK SNOW DonovalySk75040cm***
Štrbské PlesoSk690100cm***
VrátnaSk72050cm***
Jasná - SeverSk79055cm***
Jasná - JuhSk650160cm**
Skipark RužomberokSk73045cm***
SNOW PARADISE Veľká RačaSk75030cm***
Martinské HoleSk63060cm***
Lomnické SedloSk690150cm***
Conditions: *limited **good ***very good

Top stories

News digest: Refrain from giving us history lessons, Slovak diplomacy tells Hungary

Weather spoils the plans of protesters against Covid vaccines in Bratislava. Charged oligarch suspended as Monaco honorary consul. Most people disapprove of the lottery for the vaccinated.


6 h
Police had to pacify protesters who tried to block the road near the Presidential Palace.

Dozens of protesters gathered in the capital, police intervene against attempts to block roads

Minor incidents occurred beneath pouring rain in Bratislava during protests against pandemic measures and vaccination.


6 h
Prϋger-Wallner garden is combination of wild and maintained greenery.

Forgotten Bratislava garden restored to reveal unique habitat and rich history

City plans to continue works as Prϋger-Wallner garden opened daily.


7 h
Slovak Speaker of Parliament Boris Kollár meets his Hungarian counterpart,László Kövér, in Budapest June 30, 2020.

Korčok to Hungarian representation: Weigh your words, do not disturb the reconciliation

Hungarian parliament's speaker spoke of past sins that Hungarians have not forgiven during a ceremony in south-west Slovakia.


12 h