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Eastern part of the High Tatras is adorned with one of the best ski resorts of Slovakia which is Tatranska Lomnica. This place is popular both in winter and in summer. A lot of tourist routes of Slovakia start exactly in Tatranska Lomnica. Wonderful snow lies here from December to the end of April, thus Tatranska Lomnica is rather famous among fans of ski rest.
Tatranska Lomnica is situated at the following distances from the below mentioned cities:
- Kosice – 120km,
- Liptovsky Mikulas – 70km,
- Poprad – 17km,
- Smokovec – 7km,
- Uzhgorod – 223km,
- Strbske Pleso – 22km.
The highest peak of Tatranska Lomnica is Lomnicky Stit, towering to the height of 2632m above sea level. Lomnicky Stit is the second highest peak in Slovakia, where you can get by ski lifts. There is a viewing platform on its top, from which you can admire a fascinating view to the panorama of the High and Low Tatras.
Characteristics of the ski resort Tatranska Lomnica:
- Three ski zones – Skalnate Pleso, Lomnicke Sedlo (for professionals and well-trained skiers), Jamy (for beginners at skiing), wide range of trails.
- Vertical drops in the resort vary within the range of 785-2200m.
- 9 modern, well-equipped trails: 3 easy ones, 5 of medium difficulty and 1 difficult trail.
- Ski lifts: 7 T-bars, 1 chair-lift, and 4 cabin funiculars.
- Length of cross-country trails – 15km.
- Total length of ski trails – 12km.
- Availability of trails for beginners.
- Possibility of artificial snow-making.
- Sledging, snowboarding.
- Trails capacity – 3030 people/hour.
- Working season of the resort – from the beginning of December to the end of April.
Ski resort “Tatranska Lomnica” has three ski zones:
All three zones are situated at various heights along the mountain slope of Lomnicky Stit. Easy trails are located at the foot of the mountain, most interesting and difficult trails of this resort – closer to the top. Choice of trails is really wide, thus Tatranska Lomnica will suit skillful skiers as well as beginners at this sport.
Several pieces of advice while choosing trails in ski resort “Tatranska Lomnica”
A perfect place to ski for beginners will be Jamy – one of the most popular ski centers in Tatranska Lomnica. Trails of this center are marked red and blue, they are well-illuminated in the evening. They are good for beginners, as well as for more trained skiers. Ski center Jamy is equipped with 2 T-bars, whose length is 450 and 780m accordingly.
The second ski zone, called Skalnate Pleso, is created for skiers of medium level. Skalnate Pleso is the most popular ski center in Tatranska Lomnica, which you can reach in a cabin of the rope-way, starting at «Morava» hotel, or by means of aerial rope way stretching from «Grand Praha» hotel. Slopes of medium difficulty and length are located here. Frozen Lake Skalnate Pleso is the beginning of the trail of medium difficulty meeting international standards (FIS), and whose length is 4800 m, its vertical drop is 870m. This trail ends near a waypoint of the aerial rope way “Start”, where another trail leading to the village Tatranska Lomnica starts. Length of the last slope is 2600m; its vertical drop is 270m.
When it comes to professionals, they will be pleased with black trails for gigantic slalom and speed downhill. They are located on the wide broken slope of the saddle Lomnicke Sedlo. Length of the slope here is 2000m, and the width is 300-500m. Skiing on the territory of Lomnicke Sedlo lasts till the beginning of May due to first-rate snow.
One of the most famous ski academies in Slovakia and the most well-known one in the High Tatras is ski school called “Ternav-ski” located on the territory of “Tatranska Lomnica” resort. The school offers various forms of learning to ski and snowboard: family, group (the number of students doesn’t exceed 4), individual lessons and teaching children (in the form of a gay game).
After Skiing Entertainments Apres-ski
After exciting skiing and active time, guests of the ski resort “Tatranska Lomnica” are offered a wide choice of “Apres-ski” entertainments – cozy cafes, bars and restaurants, national Slovak restaurant “Koliba” with live music, various shops, huge choice of SPAs, gyms, swimming-pools, saunas, billiards, recreation centers, kids’ playgrounds, night bars, discos, bowling alleys.
Tourist Attractions of “Tatranska Lomnica” Resort
You can make your rest in “Tatranska Lomnica” interesting and bright by visiting local sights and go by famous Tatranska commuter train.
There is a small village called Zdiar at the distance of 15 km, which received the status of National Reserve of folk architecture. You can get there through Tatranska trench. One of the most beautiful karst caves - Belianska cave – is located not far. This cave is also one of the most popular with tourist. Visiting this cave resembles a fairy travel – arching of underground hall is amazingly beautiful and adorned with stalactite and stalagmite columns, sounds of organ music along with unique acoustic characteristics of this place fascinate each visitor. Belianska cave is really rare natural masterpiece of unique beauty.
Located in Tatranska Lomnica Museum of Tatransky National Park is interesting as well.
While having rest in Tatranska Lomnica, at sightseeing tour agency you can also order interesting trips to aqua park “Tatralandia”, Spis medieval castle, Bojnice castle of ghosts, tours to national and historical monuments in such cities as Kezhmarok, Levocha, Poprad.