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New ski slope will be built in Low Tatras

Jasná, the popular ski resort where World Championship races in Alpine Skiing have taken place, will add a new slope to its already expansive network of trails.

Jasná, December 2017.(Source: TASR)
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A new ski slope, almost two kilometres long and close to 40 metres wide, should be built at Jasná, Slovakia’s largest ski resort in the Low Tatra mountains.

The investor, Tatra Mountain Resorts, has already submitted its plans for the project to the Environment Ministry for assessment, the Sme daily wrote on February 5.

The slope should be built on the north side of Chopok peak between the Luková and Otupné cable car stations.

Tatra Mountain Resorts, funded by financial group J&T, wants to invest €1.5 million in the project. It is not clear yet when work on the new slope can begin as the company needs to wait for an environmental impact assessment. The construction of the slope will require logging of forest growth, removal of stones and rocks, and clearance of the land. The project foresees biological re-cultivation, active maintenance and stability of the land and vegetation covering and the seeding of grass will be necessary.

The project's start date will depend on the length of the legislative process, Sme suggested. After all permissions are acquired, it should take six months to build the slope.

The project's goal is to enhance the current network of downhill slopes and open the western ski slopes to less-experienced skiers as well, the TMR company informed the daily.

According to Sme, skiers in the Jasná Nízke Tatry (Low Tatras) on both sides of the Chopok peak have 41 ski slopes, more than 50 kilometres long in total, at their disposal.

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