Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

AROUND SLOVAKIA

Hundreds hit the slopes at Štrbské Pleso

AT EXACTLY 8:30 on the morning of November 22, skiers took to the Interski slope in Štrbské Pleso in the High Tatras to mark the opening of the ski season in Slovakia. Hundreds were in attendance, including skiers from Poland and the Czech Republic, the SITA newswire wrote.

Skiers recently converged on Strbské Pleso to kick off the ski season.(Source: SITA)

AT EXACTLY 8:30 on the morning of November 22, skiers took to the Interski slope in Štrbské Pleso in the High Tatras to mark the opening of the ski season in Slovakia. Hundreds were in attendance, including skiers from Poland and the Czech Republic, the SITA newswire wrote.

Several skiers have made the first day of skiing in Štrbské Pleso a tradition. Vladimír Krajňák, 81, the former top Czechoslovak downhill skier, also came to see the first snow.

For the past several years, Štrbské Pleso has started the ski season in Slovakia. According to Ján Gavalier, the technical manager of 1. Tatranská, the firm running the ski lifts and other facilities in this ski resort, this is due not only to snow machines but also to favourable climatic conditions at Štrbské Pleso and the altitude of 1,400 to 1,850 metres above sea level.

The manufacture of artificial snow began at Štrbské Pleso on November 17, when the temperatures sank below zero for the first time. On Saturday, November 22, the Interski slope was ready for skiers; the Esíčko slope should be ready by next weekend. Before Christmas, all ski slopes at Štrbské Pleso should be snowy. On November 22, there were up to 50 centimetres of snow at the Interski slope. In the High Tatras, the ski season will probably last until the beginning of May.


Top stories

Suspicious "rural entrepreneurs" involved with Smer emerge in Nitra

Successful businesspeople from the village of Babindol who have received subsidies from EU funds worth millions have connections to the ruling Smer party.

Competition in goulash cooking Guláš CUP 2015 in Babindol: Police President Tibor Gašpar(L), ex-minister of Agriculture Ľubomír Jahnátek (R) and Labour Minister Ján Richter (2L).

Slovak mixed relay was withdrawn from competition Photo

Paulína Fialková botched the shooting, thus thwarting the hopes of the Slovak Olympic mixed team of biathletes.

L-R Kuzmina and Fialková in the failed Slovak race.

Blog: Government Affairs in Slovakia – how did this profession develop and what is its future?

It is encouraging that more and more companies based in Slovakia are starting to realize that it is also possible to shape EU policies from a small country like Slovakia and use the services of government affairs…

Illustrative stock photo

Slovak ice hockey team goes home Photo

The United States defeated their rivals from Slovakia for the second time, ending their performance at the Olympics.