|ski area:||Jasna Low Tatras|
|height at summit:||2042m|
Jasna is the largest Slovakian ski resort, situated below the Chopod peak in the Lower Tatras National Park. The area ranks among the most popular winter-sport and tourist resorts in Slovakia.
The Low Tatras is a mountain range about 80 km long, situated between picturesque valleys of the Váh and Hron river, in the East-West direction. Three peaks of the main comb reach the elevation of 2000 m.
The Low Tatras are the second most visited mountains in Slovakia (after the High Tatras). A large number of new hotels, camping sites, ski lifts and other tourist services arose in this region in the last years. Despite this fact, real primeval forests with a lot of wild animals (including bears) still exist especially in the eastern part of the Low Tatras.
Over the last few years Slovakia has developed it's skiing and tourist industry.
Following what seems almost a dead end road through the Demanovska Valley, you find yourself in the middle of Jasna, sometimes referred to as Chopok (highest peak in resort).
The tree laden resort makes for picture postcard scenery. There is a good mix of terrain for beginners and intermediates spread over the resort.
There are also various "freeride zones" where you can escape the crowds in high season. There are three marked areas which have no lift access and require anything from 1 to 2 hours walking to get your fresh fix. Spend a little time getting there and you can experience the chutes and great terrain that these areas offer. From the top of the Rovn Hol - Konsky Grn chairlift you can take a 30 minutes walk over to the south side of Chopok, to Jasn Juh - a smaller resort then the north side, but still covered by your lift pass. At the peak you will also find one of the remotest cafes around - where for 300skk (6) you can spend the night on top of Chopok with evening meal and breakfast included for fresh tracks the next morning. There's plenty of cheap eats on the hill, as long as you like goulash, corn or fried food, but for something more traditional head to Bjosonova Chata for a good feed. The fun park which you can walk to has the usual supply loads of rail slides, with a wall ride and a couple of kickers.
Summer hiking in the region is spectacular.
Winter activities include:
Summer activities include: