There are nine ski resorts in the High Tatras mountains, a total of 19 km for cross-country skiing and 58 km of downhill slopes.
The longest downhill slope starts at Lomnicke sedlo to Tatranska Lomnica, a total length of 4.8 km. All resorts are equipped with modern ski-lifts and chair lifts; six chairlifts and cable railroads and 34 ski-lifts, able to transport more than 20,460 persons per hour.
The main downhill resorts are at Strbske Pleso, Stary Smokovec (Hrebienok) and Tatranska Lomnica (Skalnate Pleso & Jamy) all are easily accessible by tram from the Chalet which is centrally positioned.
The resorts offer a variety of skiing and are perfect for families, as they offer very good value ski school – expect to pay about 1/3 of the rates of a French resort.
Ski hire and lift passes are also very reasonable, for beginners or part time skiers passes are available to cover a specific number of ‘runs’, part or full day up to 1 week. Lift passes can be purchased to cover all the resorts. Ski hire can be arranged locally, or in each resort, the latter is particularly useful as even if you rent skis for several days they can be stored at the resort saving the hassle of carrying them home each night.
Night skiing until 10pm is available in Strbske Pleso and Stary Smokovec a few days per week. Flood-lit Night skiing is very exciting and highly recommended.
Sledging is available on a managed slope just over 3 km long running from Hrebienok to Stary Smokovec. Pay approx £5/person for sledge hire, two trips on the Fernicular and a glass of hot wine or tea.
There are more ski resorts in the Low Tatras mountains approximately 40 miles away.