SKI WINDOW

WINTER vented its full power on Epiphany (January 6) and freezing weather is now the rule across most Slovak ski areas. So even though snow levels are a little low, good skiing is possible in all centres capable of making artificial snow. It’s actually a great time to get away to the slopes: hotels and pensions are half-empty after Christmas, there are no queues for the ski lifts, there is enough snow on the slopes and, with a little sun thrown in from time to time, some great ski trips are possible. During Christmas the 6-seat lift at Martinské Hole was launched, the slope at Lomnické Sedlo was opened and two interconnected lifts are open at Chopok, where there are 170 cm of snow. In the next few days no significant snow is expected, but the freezing weather will remain, with temperatures from minus five to minus 10 degrees. Early mornings can be even colder. Aside from skiing, there are some other interesting attractions. Donovaly and Veľká Rača offer bobsled rides and in Donovaly there is also an ice-skating rink. On the windward slopes ski-kiting is all the latest rage. In this sport the skier or a snowboarder is pulled along by a kite. Great conditions for this adrenaline-raising sport are available at Chopok, Chleb, Vrátna, Donovaly or anywhere there is open space without trees. Happy landings!

(Source: Courtesy of Roman Millan)

WINTER vented its full power on Epiphany (January 6) and freezing weather is now the rule across most Slovak ski areas. So even though snow levels are a little low, good skiing is possible in all centres capable of making artificial snow. It’s actually a great time to get away to the slopes: hotels and pensions are half-empty after Christmas, there are no queues for the ski lifts, there is enough snow on the slopes and, with a little sun thrown in from time to time, some great ski trips are possible. During Christmas the 6-seat lift at Martinské Hole was launched, the slope at Lomnické Sedlo was opened and two interconnected lifts are open at Chopok, where there are 170 cm of snow. In the next few days no significant snow is expected, but the freezing weather will remain, with temperatures from minus five to minus 10 degrees. Early mornings can be even colder. Aside from skiing, there are some other interesting attractions. Donovaly and Veľká Rača offer bobsled rides and in Donovaly there is also an ice-skating rink. On the windward slopes ski-kiting is all the latest rage. In this sport the skier or a snowboarder is pulled along by a kite. Great conditions for this adrenaline-raising sport are available at Chopok, Chleb, Vrátna, Donovaly or anywhere there is open space without trees. Happy landings!


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