During a visit to Poland, it is worth going to a neighboring country Slovakia. The borders are open, so you do not even need a passport. Also there you can find friendly people and great ski areas. We invite you to find out more about skiing in Slovakia.
Slovakia’s mountainous terrain turns the country into a paradise for winter sports enthusiasts annually from December until April. Less well known than the Alps, but with views that would give Innsbruck fierce competition, the Tatra mountain range attracts all of levels of skiers to its many resorts. Slovakia’s best ski resorts are still waiting to receive the attention that they deserve, so now is the best time to go. Once skiers find out about the quality of the runs and the reasonable lift ticket prices (about 1/4 of what you will pay in Austria), more and more ski tourists will start heading east.
In Slovakia (Slovensko), you can look forward to 472 kilometres of slopes: the ski resorts are served by 528 ski lifts.
Via Skiresort.info (ski resort experts comparison website) in the list of the best ski resorts in Slovakia, the ski resort Jasná Nízke Tatry – Chopok is top with 4.0 out of 5 stars. The largest ski resorts offer up to 45 kilometres of slopes (Jasná Nízke Tatry – Chopok). The highest ski resorts for skiing in Slovakia extend up to an altitude of 2,190 metres (Tatranská Lomnica). And our tip for the best value for money is the ski resort Bachledova/Jezersko/Frankova.
Jasná Nízke Tatry – Chopok
The largest ski resort in Slovakia is located in the Low Tatras. Jasná Nízke Tatry as the largest ski arena with great conditions for winter sports in Slovakia offers endless opportunities of entertainment and active relax on the northern and southern side of Chopok. The resort offers 50 km of perfectly snowed up slopes different difficulty, suitable for beginners, families with children, advanced skiers and also to organize world class competitions.
The ski resort boasts the longest ski slopes in Slovakia, divided into 5 areas: Záhradky, Jasná, Otupné, Srdiečko and Kosodrevina. Modern snowmaking system in the length of 36 km offers the snow guarantee for minimum 5 months in a year. The wild ride lovers will be able to enjoy the free ride zones in great snow park. You can ski in the evening on the illuminated slope at Biela Put. There are operating 23 cable cars and lifts with transport capacity more than 28 439 persons per hour at Chopok.
Both northern and southern side of Chopok is interconnected, so you can come from Liptovsky Mikulas or Brezno and enjoy it all.
Tatranská Lomnica is located only one hour drive from Zakopane (Poland)! The Tatranská Lomnica ski area is home to Lomnické sedlo, the highest and steepest piste starting at an elevation of 2,190 m above sea level, with 1,300 m of vertical, a 5-month snow guarantee, the latest chair and gondola lifts and expanded pistes widened to 60 m.
The skiers' favourite – Lomnické sedlo. Enjoy sunny skiing at Lomnické sedlo, the starting point for the Vysoké Tatry. The highest and steepest piste from Lomnické sedlo (2,190 m above sea level) is sure to please even the most demanding skiers.
The lookout tower on Skalnaté pleso tarn will impress with its views up to this second highest peak in Slovakia (Lomnický štít peak itself is accessible by cable car). The ski area offers nearly 6 km of less demanding pistes, which are particularly suited to families with children. Lomnické sedlo also attracts free riders and adrenaline junkies in addition to more casual skiers. The modern snowmaking system ensures that the area has ample snow throughout the season.
Tatranská Lomnica is has been modernised once again. A new and modern 15-seat gondola lift at Skalnaté pleso and 2 km of new ski pistes with snowmaking have been operating since last winter. This increased the size of the entire ski area by 20 % in a single year. This year we've prepared a new feature just for kids, the KAMZÍKOVO fun park at Skalnaté pleso.
Bachledova – Jezersko - Frankova
The ski resort Bachledova – Jezersko - Frankova is located in the Prešov Region. For skiing and snowboarding, there are 11.3 km of slopes available. 8 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 820 and 1,160 m.
The ski resort Ski Jezersko-Bachledova valley is located on northern an southern slopes of Spišská Magura. The skiers will be amazed by the beautiful views of High and Belanské Tatras scenery. The access to this resort is from Bachledova valley or from the village of Jezersko. There are slopes of different difficulties, from easy to difficult. From all other services are worth mentioning snowtubing, ski and snow-mobile rental, ski school, night skiing, and cross-country trails.