Winter in Slovakia


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... white, active, funny, traditional, even hot – winter in Slovakia can be just like that. Many options on a small territory. From big resorts up to small family guest houses. From adrenaline downhill skiing to easy cross-country skiing, from fun in snow to relaxation in hot thermal springs. Winter has its atmosphere also in towns. Nobody can guarantee that our towns will be dressed in white but there will be surely many opportunities to warm yourself.

Come and spend winter in Slovakia - in a small country with great experiences!

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Winter in Slovakia

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  3. 3. A winter holiday in Slovakia is one with lots to offer. You can find busyresorts with modern facilities and vast pistes, lots of winter attractionsand pulsating night life but also smaller and quieter places with a familyatmosphere and a more personal approach. The great advantage of Slovakiais the short distance to anywhere within the country. Because of this, you canenjoy skiing in magnificent mountain surroundings and bathing in thermalwaters under the open skies in a nearby aqua park, all in a single day.
  4. 4. KrížnaSki resorts
  5. 5. 1. Ve ká Ra a – Oš adnica 7. Donovaly 13. Bachledova valley 1 8 2 5 9 13 2. Skipark Kubínska ho a 8. Oravice 14. Plejsy 3 6 11 12 4 10 14 7 3. Martinské hole 9. Rohá e – Spálena valley 4. Val ianska 10. Chopok – Jasná – the Low Tatras 5. Skicentrum Vrátna 11. Štrbské lake BRATISLAVA 6. Skipark Ružomberok 12. Tatranská LomnicaMost of the ski resorts are situated in the northwest of thecountry in the mountains of the High and Low Tatras or theGreater and Lesser Fatras.The resorts in the High and Low Tatras are characterised by theirhigh altitudes (more than 1500m above sea level) where thepistes pass beyond the forest treeline. Here you can fully enjoythe high mountain skiing surrounded by the steep snowcappedpeaks. Other well-known resorts are situated on mountainmeadows and among pine forests which guarantees excellentskiing conditions even in the case of a less-abundant snowfall.
  6. 6. The Greater Fatra Paragliding in Donovaly
  7. 7. PlejsyPlejsy Jasná – the Low Tatras The abundant number of ski resorts was made possible by the generous hilly countryside of Slovakia. The construction is always in accordance with the strict ecological guidelines which guarantees a quality skiing vacation full of spectacular experiences in beautiful surroundings. The skiing season begins in the middle of December and continues through to April and often you can enjoy sunny spring skiing even in the first few days of May.
  8. 8. You will find perfectly kept slopes for beginners, as well as steep slopes forthe most demanding and experienced skiers or snow-boarders.The Hight Tatras – Ve ká studená valley The Greater Fatra
  9. 9. The High Tatras – Prielom saddleDonovaly
  10. 10. Good conditions for safe skiing are ensured by thorough care for There are skiing schools for beginners and also for children.the pistes. Practically all resorts can accommodate beginners and Experienced instructors will help you conquer the first timid triesless experienced skiers or families with children. on snow and the next day you can really start enjoying the thrillFor experienced sportspeople there are more challenging pistes of gliding down a snowy slope. Numerous service centres arealso used for competitions and other sports events. You can ready to take good care of your equipment and you can takewatch the breathtaking mountain panorama of the surrounding advantage of the many ski rental facilities which provide allcountry whilst skiing and enjoy the views of the mountain peaks. necessary skiing equipment.DonovalySkipark Ružomberok
  11. 11. Jasná in the Low TatrasDonovaly The High Tatras Kremnické HillsThe ever-increasing quality of the Slovak ski resorts is madepossible by the constant building of new lifts with highercapacity. You can choose between the button (Poma) lifts, chairlifts or large-capacity gondola lines, all of which are on offer.The standard of the ski-lifts in the largest Slovak ski centres caneasily measure up to to the more famous Alpine resorts.
  12. 12. You can swap the thrill of a fast ride downhill for a relaxingbreak directly on the slope where the clean mountain air lets therays penetrate more quickly and you can relax with the bronzingsun on your face. There are numerous eateries directly on theslopes to satisfy your hunger. Apart from fast-food, you can alsotaste more traditional Slovak fare.
  13. 13. Various attractions can complement your winter holidays in stay more enjoyable. The Dog-sled championship organizedSlovakia. Apart from down-hill skiing on a manicured piste, you annually in Donovaly enjoys an extraordinary popularity. Or youcan try the adrenaline-fuelled free-ride zone, skifox, snowscoot, can swap your traditional cross-country skiing for a trip on skissnowbike, kitewing or paragliding. In the snowboard parks, along the safely-marked mountain will find many rails, jumps and barriers for jibbing. In some After strenuous exercise there are relaxing wellness centresresorts you will find skijöring – a dynamic combination of skiing or walks through the snowy mountain country. And the mostand the fast trot of a horse. Other special events will make your energetic ones can continue in an après-ski bar. KrížnaDonovaly
  14. 14. In some of the Slovak ski resorts, the exceptional natural conditions enableyou to combine your skiing with swimming in thermal water. Swap yourskiing overalls for swimming costumes and relax directly under the open skies. aqua parksWellness thermal lidosMeander Oravice
  15. 15. Tatralandia 4 1. AquaCity Poprad 32 1 2. Tatralandia 3. Beše ová 4. Oravice BRATISLAVATatralandia
  16. 16. AquaCity Poprad
  17. 17. A traditional part of a winter holiday are saunas, variousmassages and other forms of relaxation and recuperation whichare offered in selected accommodation facilities.However, Slovakia also offers you the chance to try the specialcombination of skiing and swimming in thermal water. Thevisitors can try this in several ski resorts such as in AquaCityPoprad, Aquapark Tatralandia or the thermal lido in Beše ováwhere the thermal pools are in close reach of the skiing resorts.In Oravice, the Meander Skipark offers this all under one roof. Beše ová
  18. 18. The mostpopular ski resortsChopok – Jasná, Nízke Tatry Štrbské Pleso, Vysoké TatryJASNÁ Nízke Tatry, a.s. PARK SNOW Vysoké TatryOtupné 111 059 85 Štrbské Pleso032 51 Demänovská dolina Vysoké,,,,tel.: +421 44 559 1888 tel.: +421 52 449 2343Park Snow Donovaly, Nízke Tatry Meander Skipark Oravice, Západné TatryPARK SNOW Donovaly Meander Skipark OravicePod Magurou 81, 027 44 TVRDOŠÍN976 39 Donovaly,,,, tel.: +421 43 539 4107tel.:+421 48 419 9881 Vrátna Free Time Zone, Malá FatraTatranská Lomnica a Starý Smokovec, Vysoké Tatry Omnitrade a.s.Tatranské lanové dráhy, a.s. Starý DvorTatranská Lomnica 7 013 06 Terchová059 60 Vysoké Tatry,,,,, tel.: +421 41 569 5643tel.: +421 902 442 400
  19. 19. The High TatrasThe High Tatras – Smutne saddle Kr a ky – traditional sled The High TatrasMartinské hole, Malá Fatra Snow Paradise Ve ká Ra a Oš adnica, Kysucké BeskydyLS Martinské hole s.r.o. SCR - Ve ká Ra a a.s.M.R.Štefánika 6, Dedovka 40036 01 Martin 023 01 Oš,,,,tel.: +421 43 430 6000 tel.: +421 41 438 2101Snowland Val ianska Dolina, Malá Fatra Skipark Kubínska ho a, Oravská MaguraSNOWLAND–Val ianska dolina, SKI Orava, a. s.038 35 Val a Alej Slobody,, Dolný Kubín 02601tel.: +421 43 4304 370,, tel.: +421 915 770 053Skipark Ružomberok – Malinô Brdo, Ve ká FatraSKI PARK Ružomberok, a. s. Plejsy – Krompachy, Slovenské rudohorieHrabovská cesta 1679/31 SKI Plejsy a.s.034 01 Ružomberok Alžbetina,, Košice 040 01tel.: +421 44 432 2606,, tel.: +421 53 429 7994
  20. 20. Slovak Tourist Board FOREIGN REPRESENTATION SACRNámestie . Štúra 1, P. O. Box 35974 05 Banská Bystrica Czech RepublicTel.: +421/48/413 61 46 Ing. Klára BadinkováFax: +421/48/413 61 49 Slovenská agentura pro cestovní ruchEmail: Jilská 16 110 00 Prague 1Slovak Tourist Board Czech RepublicBratislava Branch Tel. /Fax: +420 224 946 082Dr. V. Clementisa 10 Mobil: +420 776 7654 77821 02 Bratislava Email: sacrpraha@seznam.czTel.: +421/2/50 700 801, 821Fax: +421/2/55 571 654 ChinaEmail: Slovak Tourist Board China PR & Consultancy AgencySlovak Tourist Board Mrs. Maria BoydPresov Region Branch B&B InternationalMichaela Rafajová, BSBA Office 26E, CITIC BuildingOffice of the Prešov Self-Governing Region No. 19 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang DistrictNám. Mieru 2 Beijing 100004, P.R.C.080 01 Prešov tel.: +86 10 8526 1228Mobil: +421 918 336 236 fax: +86 10 8526 1227Email: e-mail:, Tourist Board The NetherlandsNitra Region Branch Ing. Ingrid StupavskaIng. Ronald Tur ek Slowaaks VerkeersbureauOffice of the Nitra Self-Governing Region át Hotel, Leliegracht 18Kupecká 3 1015 DE Amsterdam949 01 Nitra The NetherlandsTel.: +421/37/ 69 259 23 Tel.:+31 20 423 0539Mobil: +421 918 336 238 Fax:+31 20 626 7873Email: email: info@slowaaks-verkeersbureau.nlSlovak Tourist Board GermanyTrencin Regional Branch Ingrid SoratMgr. Peter Pastier Slowakische Zentrale für TourismusOffice of the Trencin Self-Governing Region Zimmerstr. 27Hviezdoslavova 1 D - 10969 Berlin911 50 Tren ín Tel: +49/30/25 94 26 40Tel.: +421/32/ 65 37 218 Fax: +49/30/25 94 26 41Mobil: +421 918 336 237 E-mail:,Email: tourismus@botschaftslowakei.deSlovak Tourist Board The United KingdomZilina Regional Branch Mary Stuart-MillerMgr. Martin Vataj Slovak Tourist BoardOffice of the Zilina Self-Governing Region The Creative Connection UK LtdKomenského 48 South Marlands011 09 Žilina Itchingfield, HorshamMobil: +421 918 336 277 West Sussex RH13 0NNEmail: The United Kingdom Tel.: 0844 700 5100 Email: Poland Ján Bošnovi Narodowe Centrum Turystyki S owackiej ul. Krakowskie Przedmie cie 13 pok. 17, (budynek hotelu Europejski) 00-071 Warszawa Poland Tel. /Fax: +48/22/827 00 09 Email: Austria Daniel Luká Slowakische Zentrale für Tourismus Vertretung Österreich Parkring 12 A - 1010 Wien Austria Tel.: +43 1 5139569 Fax: +43 1 5139763 Email: Russian Federation ubica Alušicová Predstavite stvo Slovackovo Upravlenija po Turizmu Posolstvo Slovackoj Respubliky Ul. J. Fu íka 17-19, 123 056 Moscow Russian Federation Tel.: +7/495/251 76 31 Fax: +7/495/251 76 45 Email: Hungary Dipl. Ing. So a Jelínková képviselet vezetö Szlovák Idegenforgalmi Hivatal Rákoczi út 15 H 1088 Budapest Author: Slovak Tourist Board Hungary Project Manager: Karolína Parobeková, SACR Tel.: +36 1 4290049 Text: M.C. Triton, spol. s r.o. Praha, Accelerate, s.r.o. Bratislava Fax: +36 1 4290050 Photographs: Bratislava, SACR,, R. Buga, P. Mobil: +36 30 4341368 Ondrek, A. Vojček, J. Tomko, M. Nikolaj, Š. Kačena, D. Bugár, J. Email: Lacika, R. Millan, V. Rengevi, I. Hlobej, P. Grosch, Š. Kordoš, Ľ. a great little country Macík, M. Štalmach, J. Šperka, J. Gašpar, V. Veverka, P. Salminen, L. Novák, T. Nehera, M. Kohút, F. Petko, J. Miškovič, B. Molnár, P. Lovás, S. Staško, J. Pekárek, D. Hajdúch, D. Foríšeková, M. Benko, R. Malega, M. Kostka, Z. Kukučková, R. Kocián Graphics: Michaela Hybská, Zvolen Print: Slovenská Grafia, a.s. Bratislava Project Coordinator: Cortes, Smith & Co. Slovakia, s.r.o. Bratislava XI/2008 The publication of this was co-financed by the EU.
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