Tatranska Lomnica skiing is up there with the very best in Slovakia, with altitude and alpine runs that rival all options across the border in Poland.
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Tatranska Lomnica is one of just a handful of ski resorts in Slovakia’s High Tatra range. It’s part of a group that’s actually capable of standing up their brothers in the Alps. Not only is it high – the highest in the country, in fact – but it’s also got some nice long red runs that weave for more than five kilometers through the mountains. In a region where piste length is rare, that’s a gift. Oh, and so are the breathtaking views over the valley that carves through this beautiful section of the Carpathians.
The relatively high piste count of more than 11 kilometers, along with an impressive array of no fewer than six individual lifts (three of which are high-traffic gondolas) does the talking on paper. And there’s certainly no denying the good snow coverage. The soaring 2,100-meter-high top station of the ski field takes care of that.
In fact, the mountain itself is the second highest in Slovakia, and ranges to a whopping 2,600 meters above sea level. Unfortunately, the cable car that leads to the summit is just for view seekers. The skiable terrain starts at a lower altitude. Once it does begin, though, riders can look forward to a range of challenging reds that carve straight down the front of the ridge. They can take you all the way to the base lifts below, giving a total vertical drop of 1,300 meters!
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The Tatranska Lomnica mountain
The mountain can roughly be divided up into three sections: The top station, the middle runs and the bottom runs. The top station is reserved for expert skiers only, with a single black run over the often-icy surfaces there served by a lone chairlift (there’s also a designated free skiing area nearby). The middle runs are all red, come served by good snowmaking facilities and a speedy cable car. The bottom runs are family friendly. They spread out to form a series of nice blues that drift in and out between the woods and the town.
There’s also a separate, second Tatranska Lomnica skiing area that’s offered in the Lomnica ski pass. It’s located just to the west on the mountain of Hrebienok. This is connected in the winter by a single cross-country trail, but it’s best accessed by road from the front of the resort.
Hotels near Tatranska Lomnica
If you’re in search of luxury while on a Tatranska Lomnica skiing trip, the offering of hotels here has you covered. Over the last decade, regal spa hotels and resorts have been springing up around the base of Tatranska Lomnica. (It all might be down to the fact that Slovakia’s other major resort – Chopok – is situated inside a national park. That means you can’t go building pool complexes and luxury accommodation willy nilly!).
If that sounds like your kind of thing, then look no further than the swish Kukučka Mountain Hotel and Residences. Sat just opposite the base station, this large resort hotel is packed with extras. You’ll find fine-dining restaurants and saunas, hot tubs and massage parlours. A lot are even hidden in a hearty half-timbered mountain shell. The rooms are also plush and to the highest standard.
One of the closest options to the base of the pistes is the clean and convenient Aplend Resort Beatrice. It come with refurbished rooms and modern bathrooms, not to mention walking access to the main cable car. For groups skiing and staying together, the stylish Aplend Vila Magnolia might just be the perfect choice. It’s got 5 and 6-person apartments, all newly done out with wood flooring and large sitting areas.