Sledging run opens in the High Tatras

The sledge track will be 2.5 kilometres long, all the way from Hrebienok to Starý Smokovec.

Hrebienok-Starý Smokovec sledge rideHrebienok-Starý Smokovec sledge ride (Source: TASR)
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A great deal of snow has fallen in the High Tatras recently and this has enabled the launch of a 2.5-kilometre sledging run from Hrebienok to Starý Smokovec. Thus, lovers of winter sports can enjoy sledge-rides to their heart’s content, the Interez.sk website wrote on December 5.

Day and night sledging is popular among families, as well as among groups of friends. A funicular railway brings tourists to the top of the Hrebienok resort, and from there, a comfortable ride all the way down to Starý Smokovec can be made.

What was once only a special event, for example at New Year, will become a regular tourist attraction. The sledging season will be opened on December 8. Ticket sales for daily sledge rides and daily sledge rental are open between 8:30 and 16:00. However, there must be enough snow on the track – which is currently the case.

A night-time sledge ride is a unique experience and is available each Tuesday, Friday and Saturday between 19:00 and 21:00 (however, it is advisable to come earlier, around 18:00, to start at 19:00).

The ticket office and sledge rental place lie at the lower station of the funicular railway at Starý Smokovec, in the Tatry Motion shop.

Four rides (approximately two hours) cost €19 and a sledge can be rented for a fee of between €6 and €10, plus a refundable deposit.

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