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High hopes for winter weather

TYPICAL February weather is now here: snow showers, some longer snowfalls, wind, and freezing temperatures. Despite the warmer weather we have had up to now, most of the ski centres report good conditions for skiing, and hopes for the next week are high. Temperatures in the mountains at altitudes over 1,000 m above sea level should be between –7 and –2 degrees Celsius, and at night fall to around –10 or even lower.

TYPICAL February weather is now here: snow showers, some longer snowfalls, wind, and freezing temperatures. Despite the warmer weather we have had up to now, most of the ski centres report good conditions for skiing, and hopes for the next week are high. Temperatures in the mountains at altitudes over 1,000 m above sea level should be between –7 and –2 degrees Celsius, and at night fall to around –10 or even lower.

In ski centres situated high up in the High or Low Tatras be warned that your skiing trip could be affected by strong winds.

And what is there worth seeing this week? On February 21 there will be a fun event in Donovaly: krňačky races. Krňačky are special sleighs that were once used to carry wood. At the same time, Donovaly will host another of the Snow Show series, offering not only fun in the snow, with music, but also the opportunity to test skis.

A similar event will take place in Vrátna: the Milka Roadshow which, thanks to the chocolate in supply, should be a sweet experience.

The European Women’s Slalom Cup will be taking place in Jasná, on the Záhradky slope, where the top European female skiers will compete.

Due to the economic crisis and the bad weather to date, there are fewer of the foreign visitors from Hungary and Poland who are normally among the resorts’ regular clients on the slopes. Thanks to this, some centres are offering discounts of up to 20 percent.

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