Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Snow Dogs 2015 enchanted Tatras

“ESKIMO Weekend” in the High Tatras, under the famous Lomnický štít peak attracted more than 15,000 people.

Eskimo Weekend 2015(Source: SITA)

The sixth year of the sled dogs’ show with several breeds as well as cross-bred dogs, held on February 21-22, coincided with school holidays in eastern Slovakia; which helped attract children as well as their parents. It took place for the first time in a new location– at the mid-station Štart, the Čučoriedky-West slope.

The event was hosted by the popular Slovak presenter Andrej Bičan; and it included a multi-genre programme with demonstrations of fast musher rides and dog sled rides for free with 50 dogs of the husky, malamute and samoyed breeds. For children, igloos, an Eskimo town, animations, creative workshops and a huge snowman were prepared.

“On Saturday, strong wind did not make for the best conditions, but on Sunday, the weather was kitschy, sunny and beautiful,” Lenka Maťašovská of the local tourism organisation Región Vysoké Tatry told the SITA newswire.  She added that mushers, traditionally, have not disappointed and showed their best not just in the mushing but also in handling children and visitors in general.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

How rock music helped bring down the totalitarian regime Video

A new film shows that Rock & Roll, forbidden in the Soviet Union, helped to end the Cold War.

Illustrative Stock Photo

Movies under an open sky feel differently than in an air-conditioned cinema Photo

The popularity of outdoor cinemas is increasing in Bratislava

Bažant Kinematograf on the Magio Pláž beach

Peter Sagan announces split with his wife Katarína

The Slovak cycling star who has a young son said “It will be much better this way”.

Peter Sagan marries Katarína, November 2015.

Top 3 news from Last Week in Slovakia Video

Slovakia to buy 14 American fighter jets.

This archive picture from 2014 shows an older model of the F-16 fighter jets.