The Start of Slovakia’s Ski Season

mountain-paradiseSlovakia kicked off its ski season this weekend with the opening of the Strbské Pleso resort in the High Tatras.  The resort has a new six seater chairlift that can carry 1200 people per hour and, thanks to its high altitude (1840m) and excellent snow making, is relatively snow-sure from December to April.  In addition to the new chairlift it features another two chairlifts and three cableways.  The total length of Strbské Pleso’s down hill runs is over seven km and there is also extensive ski-touring and night-skiing as well as good free riding for snowboarders.

Mountain Paradise offers a week’s skiing in Strbské Pleso for just £499 per person between January and March 2010 (excluding half-term) and a three-night weekend break for only £375 per person.  While New Year ski breaks departing on 27th December are available from just £699 per person.

Strbské Pleso

Strbské Pleso

Packages include: return flights from London Luton to Poprad (just a two-hour flight), airport transfers to the resort (only 15 minutes), seven- or three-nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis in Pension Fortuna, Pension Plesnivec, Pension Sabato or Pension Slalom and a six- or two-day ski pass.

There is also the opportunity to  “learn to ski or snowboard” with Mountain Paradise from just £699 per person including: flights, seven-nights accommodation on a B&B basis, a six-day ski pass, ski or snowboard rental and five days of ski or snowboard tuition (3 hours per day).

Slovakia’s dramatic High Tatras have the highest peaks in the Carpathian mountain range and remain one of Europe’s best kept skiing secrets offering perfect terrain for families, novices and intermediates alike. Information on the High Tatra resorts and runs can be found at www.mountainparadise.co.uk/winter/2_ski_snow/ski.php – click on the piste maps for more information

Mountain Paradise is the only ATOL bonded operator specialising solely in the Tatra mountains, providing snow sports fans with the inside track on the best accommodation, downhill runs, empty slopes and options to explore off piste. Mountain Paradise can also arrange skiing or snowboard tuition with English speaking instructors.

www.mountainparadise.co.uk 0161 408 8988

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