The ski resort in the Low Tatras, Jasná, also placed in a good position among sites with up to 60 kilometres of slopes, and it received four stars out of five.
“The Tatranská Lomnica ski resort is located in the High Tatras and offers beautiful slopes and the most modern lifts. It is the highest ski resort in Slovakia and includes a 6.5 km long slope from 2196 m down to the base in Tatranská Lomnica,” the brief description on the website reads. “Families, children and beginners will feel at home in Maxiland and on the easy slopes. Lomnický štít is the second highest mountain in Slovakia (2634 m). A cable car goes up from the ski resort, but there are no slopes leading down from Lomnický štít.”
The criteria for evaluating the top ski resorts include size; slope offering; variety of runs; lifts and cable cars; snow reliability; slope preparation; access, on-site parking; orientation (trail map, information boards, sign-postings); cleanliness and hygiene; environmentally friendly ski operation; friendliness of staff; mountain restaurants, ski huts, gastronomy; après-ski; accommodation offerings directly at the slopes and lifts.
There are also evaluation criteria for special interests - families and children; beginners; advanced skiers; free-riders; snow parks; cross-country skiing and trails. Oliver Kenr, the founder of the website, especially praised the quality of slopes for beginners, variability of cableways with the Kidstop system, the complex services with ski rentals and skiing course on the slope, ski-in and ski-out hotels and parking lots, the trip to Lomnický štít, evening programmes, sleighing and the Tatra Ice Dome near Hrebienok, the e-trend website quoted.
Another Slovak resort among the top ranking was Jasná, ranking in the category of resorts with up to 60 km of slopes. It received four stars, on par with Austrian, Swiss, Canadian or US resorts, with several of the top resorts globally located in Austria. “The northern and southern sides of the Jasná ski resort were connected by modern gondola lifts before the 2012/2013 season,” Skiresort.info writes. “It was the largest investment in Europe (44 million Euro) resulting in Jasná becoming a leading ski destination in Slovakia and gaining recognition within Europe. Additional investments are planned for the future.”
16. Oct 2015 at 7:05 | Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská