Skiing & Boarding in Slovakia
There's a variety of both red and black runs for intermediate skiers as well as some gentle slopes for beginners. The ski area is on the north and south sides of the Chopok mountain. The North side (Chopok North) has most of the pisted runs and you can ski back down to the Grand Hotel Jasna that we feature. The apres ski and bars are on this side of the mountain.
More advanced skiers and boarders will want to head to Chopok South to experience the powder and off piste. It's a great resort for families as there is a new beginners area (4000 sq m) with 2 beginner lifts and a magic carpet. Maxiland is enclosed making it safe for your children and is only a short walk from the Grand Hotel.
The Ski area
The ski resort full name is Jasná Nízke Tatry – Chopok and is located in the Low Tatras. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 943 and 2,004 m.
The Jasná Nízke Tatry ski resort provides access to the slopes of the Chopok mountain.
The northern and southern sides of the ski resort were connected by modern gondola lifts before the 2012/2013 season - we offer accommodation on both sides of the mountain.
In no small part, the infrastructure investment has lead to the area becoming a leading ski destination in Slovakia and it is also gaining recognition within Europe - the only downside is that prices have risen too reflecting the quality that is now on offer.
Slopes of all difficulty levels are provided for skiing and snowboarding. The slopes on the Chopok are suitable for beginners and families as well as for advanced skiers. With its many marked freeride zones and a snow park, the Jasná Nízke Tatry ski resort also offers something for freeriders and freestylers.
Staying in Slovakia
We offer a range of chalets, hotels and apartments on both sides of the mountain - see the options
There are a range of accommodations that offer access to the skiing at Jasna – some are located slopeside and some down the road towards the town of Liptovsky Mikulas (15/20 mins drive) where some of the best entertainment takes place.
When deciding on your accommodation, do decide on what you prefer – to be slopeside and away from the night time activities or closer to the town but with a shuttle to the slopes during the day.
Doing more in Slovakia
There are some excellent restaurants - on the Jasna side of the mountain try the "Von Roll Lukova" which is in the old cable car station.
There's also a new nightclub called Happy End which is spread across 2 floors and can accommodate up to 1000 people. The new snow park on the Jeleni Grund piste has moving kickers, a beam and a pipeline all designed with fun in mind.
You can also hire a sno bike or a ski-fox - both of which are great fun. These are great in the evenings when the night skiing is running and everyone can have fun trying these new snowsports.
Night skiing is open every evening during high season and from 1 - 3 times a week during low season. There is access to a blue slope and a red slope.
The Tatras are not just about snow sports; they also offer an abundance of thermal pools for both spa luxury and family water fun.
There are 3 aqua parks in the area – you can stay in the ski resort and travel to the aqua park for some après fun
Or, it’s possible to stay within the indoor aqua parks (a particularly popular option for families with younger children who often enjoy the swimming pools even more than the snow slopes) if you wish and travel from there to Jasná on a special ski bus service.
The resort is easily reached from Poprad airport and there are flights from Luton. If you cannot get to Luton, Jasna is 190km from Krakow in Poland, 280km from Budapest (Hungary) and 290km from Bratislava in Slovakia.
There is a choice of flights into each of these airports and we can arrange car hire for you. We can also arrange transfers from Krakow although it is quite long so getting to Luton for the direct flights does make for a better experience.
Got some questions about the resort?
Call us on 0203 137 7678 or; email us your questions
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