The Ski Resort
All around the high peak Chopok, Jasná Nízke Tatry opens up around 50km of slopes to keen wintersports enthusiasts. Chopok is the third highest peak in the lower Tatra, with ski runs going higher than 2,000m.
From the mountain's crest, runs go down to the south as well as the north side. Four different car parks allow for access to the mountain from various sides. A good starting point for ski novices is in Biela Púť, as this is where you will find the shorter runs Biela Púť (#13) and Otupné (#7). Once you found your groove, you can then move on to the longer blues, like Lúcky (#14) or Turistická (#5). Meanwhile, the youngest skiers have a blast in the two Maxilands (near Biela Púť and Lúcky).
Experienced sportsmen tackle the reds on the north side. They usually lead through the forest, but only on high ground are they above treeline. With the runs Konský Grún - Rovná Hola (#11a) and Rovná Hola- Záhradky (#11) you can even find two FIS runs. This area of the resort also boasts three black funs for experts, with Majstrovská (#7) being the longest. Furthermore, there is a terrain park and a fun zone near gondola Grand-Brhliská.
Gondola Priehyba - Chopok gets skiers to Rotunda Restaurant, which marks the junction to the slopes of Bystrianská valley. At the upper part of the southern slopes you will mainly find difficult runs. If you don't feel up for that, take gondola Kosodrevina - Chopok valleybound, to get to the easier slopes. The blue run Panorama Chopok (#34c) leads to Kosodrevina station. Alternatively, you can start from the base - there are two car parks on this side of the mountain. Below treeline you can find reds like Slecná (#31) or Krupová (#36). Beginners starting on this side only find one blue run (Panoráma - #34) as well as another Maxiland for children.
Besides the groomed ski runs, the resort also features eight backcountry zones, that can be comfortably accessed with lifts. Freestylers can go wild at the terrain park, the oldest in Slovakia.
- Offering 31 miles of slopes and terrain, Jasna is the largest ski resort in Slovakia.
- Jasna is the the best rated ski resort in Slovakia.
- It is among the 3 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Slovakia.
- Elevated between 3094 ft and 6575 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 3 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Slovakia. The vertical drop from summit to base is 3481 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Slovakia is 1332 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
- Average snow depth during the season is 28 " at summit elevation and 11 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 33 " at summit elevation and 12 " at the base. Therefore Jasna is among the 3 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Slovakia.
- Jasna features 46 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Slovakia is 48 sunny days. March is the sunniest month with an average of 22 sunny days.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
Mountain huts offering delicious fare can be found all around the resort. Rotunda Restaurant, located at the peak, features a stunning 360° view. On the south side, sun worshippers will feel at home at the largest terrace or the lower Tatra, at the self-service restaurant Kosodrevina. Smaller snacks are available at Zadné Dereše. At the north side, you can allay your hunger at the burger restaurant Bernardino, while foodies can indulge at Von Roll Restaurant.
The black run Zjazdárska (#33a) is the longest of its category with 1.6km/1mi. Families enjoy the runs Turistická (#5/a) and Lúcky (#14), which merge together and lead from an elevation of 1,670m/5,479ft down to the valley at 943m/3,094ft.
Most Difficult Runs
At the north side, near Biela Púť, the same-named run is illuminated for night skiing.
The illuminated Biela Púť run is also open for fans of tobogganing. Furthermore, the Fun Area features an ice rink. You will also find opportunities to expolore the winter landscape with ski foxes, snow bikes and snow scoots.
If you'd rather relax your muscles, Tatralandia Aqua Park is only 15 minutes away from the ski resort. Wind down in one of the thermal or salt water pools, numerous steam baths and saunas. Meanwhile, your kids can explore the snorkeling pool with real fish and tropical fauna.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
Happy End and Champagne Bar are popular among après-ski lovers. Champagne Bar even offers a Mini Fashion Show, a party complete with a DJ as well as a glass of champagne, each Friday and Saturday. Happy End is known throughout the region. Numerous concerts and DJ performances fell the event calendar. Party until the early morning.
Infrastructure & Rental
Number of Ski Rental
The north side of the resort can be accessed via motorway D1. Turn to street 584 towards Demänovská Dolina at Liptovský Mikuláš, which leads you right into the resort. If you'd rather start at the south side, via Banská you can follow the roads 66 (to Podbrezová) and 77 Bystrá. Turn onto street 584 leading you to the base station.
If you're travelling by train, there are different possibilities. In the north, trains go to Liptovský Mikuláš, which is situated on the main rail route between Žilina and Košice, in the south they call at Brezno or Podbrezová. Continue to the respective base stations by bus.
Poprad-Tatry airport is only around 60km/37mi from the resort. Alternatively, you can fly to Košice 180km/112mi or Bratislava (290km/180mi).