Jasná

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Jasná Low Tatras
Part of Jasná ski resort
Part of Jasná ski resort
Location Jasná, Demänovská Dolina,
 Slovakia
Nearest city Bratislava
250 km (155 mi)
Coordinates 48°58′18″N 19°35′5″E / 48.97167°N 19.58472°E / 48.97167; 19.58472 (Jasná Low Tatras)
Vertical 996 m (3,268 ft)
Top elevation 2,024 m (6,640 ft)
Base elevation 1,028 m (3,373 ft)
Runs 34 km (21 mi)
- 28% beginner - (blue)
- 51% intermediate - (red)
- 21% advanced - (black)
Lift system 26 total
2 gondola
1 Funitel
7 chairs
16 surface
Lift capacity 24,535 / hr
Terrain parks 1
Snowmaking over 17 km (11 mi)
Night skiing limited
Web site jasna.sk

Jasná is a small village situated in central Slovakia, in the Low Tatras mountains. It is a part of the municipality Demänovská Dolina.

Skiing Venue[edit]

The Jasná area resorts have a total of more than 40 lifts on all sides of the Chopok Mountain.[1] The resort Jasná Low Tatras, is said to be the largest ski area in Slovakia, with seven chair lifts and three cable cars. It has 34 km (21 mi) of piste, back bowl, a 6 km (3.7 mi) home-run, a brand new revamped terrain park, a great deal of off-piste, night skiing, and lots of tree runs.[2] Jasná-Chopok is also a large resort with 29 trails covering 35.3 skiable kilometers of trails.[3]

The slopes are graded as 28% beginner, 51% intermediate, and 21% advanced. Many mountain activities are available in the valley and nearby area.[4]

Topography[edit]

The mountain has a summit of 2,024 m (6,640 ft)[5] and a base at 1,028 m (3,373 ft) above sea level at Zahradky, the vertical drop is 996 m (3,268 ft).

Nearby Areas[edit]

Nearby are entrances to the Demänovská Cave of Liberty (Demänovská jaskyňa Slobody) and Demänovská Ice Cave (Demänovská ľadová jaskyňa).

Liptovský Mikuláš is the tourist town at the base of Jasná which serves the mountain. There are lots of hotels and restaurants, including a UK-owned guesthouse with full equipment hire and suggestions for the region.[6]

Liptovský Mikuláš has a direct train connection to Bratislava or by air through Poprad airport. Coordinates: 48°58′18″N 19°35′05″E / 48.971654°N 19.584846°E / 48.971654; 19.584846

2022 Winter Olympic Hopeful[edit]

Being about 95 miles from Krakow, and having the right climate for world-class skiing,[7] Jasná/Chopok joined in Kraków's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics as the alpine skiing venue. If chosen, it would have been the first time that an Olympic Games would be held in multiple countries at the same time.[8] However in May 2014 Kraków abandoned their bid after it was rejected by the general population in a referendum.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moran, Chris (17 January 2009). "Is Slovakia skiing's new frontier?". The Guardian/The Observer. 
  2. ^ Houston Chronicle - Off the beaten ski trail but still first class - 2009-01-01
  3. ^ Whittaker, Michael. "Jasna". World Snowboard Guide. 
  4. ^ Stroud, Clover (7 December 2009). "Affordable skiing: cheap thrills in Slovakia". The Telegraph. 
  5. ^ "Jasná Low Tatras". Gotatry Slovakia. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  6. ^ chaletslovakia.com - accessed 2012-01-13
  7. ^ Associated Press (7 November 2013). "Poland, Slovakia announce joint bid for 2022 Winter Olympics". Sports Illustrated. 
  8. ^ Associated Press (18 April 2014). "Krakow's deputy mayor to lead Winter Games bid". New Zealand Herald. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Jasná Ski Resort at Wikimedia Commons