SKI WINDOW

Winter loosens its grip

ALTHOUGH the meteorologists promised us just a week ago that we might have winter skiing as late as Easter, it now seems that winter is losing its power. Everything has changed and these may be the final days in which we can still enjoy some time on the ski slopes. In the mountains, above 1,500 metres, it will even rain; and temperatures will rise to between two and five degrees above zero. In lower-altitude ski resorts, it might go up to as high as plus 10 degrees. The rain will not be heavy but the south-westerly wind will also do its job and contribute to the thaw. Therefore Easter skiing will be quite limited, with the exception of ski slopes over 1,500 metres. However, the forecast generally suggests that there will be no spring and that we will go abruptly from winter to summer. As this week will be the last one for many resorts, a “good-bye to winter” programme might be expected for this weekend. However, Štrbské Pleso, Jasná, Tatranská Lomnica and Vrátna will not yet bid farewell to winter.

A ski lift terminal station.A ski lift terminal station. (Source: RomanMillan)

ALTHOUGH the meteorologists promised us just a week ago that we might have winter skiing as late as Easter, it now seems that winter is losing its power. Everything has changed and these may be the final days in which we can still enjoy some time on the ski slopes. In the mountains, above 1,500 metres, it will even rain; and temperatures will rise to between two and five degrees above zero. In lower-altitude ski resorts, it might go up to as high as plus 10 degrees. The rain will not be heavy but the south-westerly wind will also do its job and contribute to the thaw. Therefore Easter skiing will be quite limited, with the exception of ski slopes over 1,500 metres. However, the forecast generally suggests that there will be no spring and that we will go abruptly from winter to summer. As this week will be the last one for many resorts, a “good-bye to winter” programme might be expected for this weekend. However, Štrbské Pleso, Jasná, Tatranská Lomnica and Vrátna will not yet bid farewell to winter.


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