Especially, during the winters, it is usually observed by the tourism organizations that people prefer to travel to Slovakia Europe due to its famous mountain resorts and hypnotizing backdrop. There are around 300 dazzling resorts which are offered by the Slovak Republic and are mainly positioned in national parks and the existence of superb snow conditions, awesome downhill runs and plethora of free ride zones, absolutely make it a consummate winter station for both experts and amateurs. Here are some of the fabulous cool winters getaways of Slovakia’s that can be chosen by those who want to experience heaven on earth.
The Small Fatra (The Malá Fatra)
A true gift of god on the terrains of the Zilina region in the northwestern part of Slovakia, the Small Fatra (The Malá Fatra ) is considered to be the leading destination for all the skiers and the boarders. It also houses Malá Fatra National Park since 1988 and is segregated into Krivánska (North) and Lúčanská (South) Malá Fatra. Further, it flaunts its captivating nature world and is listed as the fourth highest mountain chain in Slovakia region. The Small Fatra bestows extraordinary conditions for hiking and skiing, along with adrenaline and other winter sports activities.
As far as other comforts and benefits of a stroll to Malá Fatra are concerned, it also provides stunning accommodation facilities in form of hotels, which can be booked in advance and you can avail the most discounted package that includes shuttle buses services to the close by slopes. It is indeed a great place for beginners and intermediates specifically, if you are amidst the enormously prominent resort of Vrátna.
Additionally, the areas which are worth exploring as your ski resorts include Valčianska dolina or Winterpark Martinky. Last but not least, it is assured that you are not going to get bored in any situation because of its pleasurable environs that encompass Jánošíkove diery, Malý Veľký Kriváň or Šútovský waterfall or Veľký Rozsutec , all are truly engaging and promise to keep you overjoyed.
The Greater Fatra (Veľká Fatra)
Yet again acknowledged as the National Park in Slovakia since 2002, the Greater Fatra (Veľká Fatra) is spread amid Liptovská and Turcianska Basin. It is beautifully protected mountain chain and its most important villages where you can practice winter sports activities contain Harmanec, Ružomberok, Martin and Turčianske Teplice. You may also get attracted towards the picturesque Brankovský Waterfall and tremendous sights with bird’s eye images of Krížna, Rakyto or Skalna Alpa. And rest do not dare to skip the Harmanecká cave, which is a limestone cave about 2,650 m long, and kept half open for the onlookers.
The reason why the Greater Fatra Mountains are heartthrob of Slovakia in Europe is that they are well kept mountain chains and truly compelling from where ever you look at them. For instance, it is enclosed by Liptovska Basin from its north and south, Tureic Basin lies in its west and its south it is delimited by the headlands of Kremnic hills. Further, it has a high main ridge, separated into two crotches: Liptovská and Turčianska. The most splendid peaks are the Skalna Alpa, Krížna, Rakytov, Ostrá, Lysec, and Klak. Nevertheless, it being a grand national park also personifies aborigine animal kingdom, where more than 3000 kinds of invertebrates have been hassle-free reside, which are butterflies (932 kinds), beetles(717 kinds), double-winged bugs (509 kinds) and spiders are around 350 kinds.
The Low Tatra (Nízke Tatry)
Here comes the Low Tatras, the very charismatic, second most discovered mountains in Slovakia. Well, in recent years, it has undergone huge tourism development that predominately underlines camping, new hotels, ski and chair lifts, as well as new backpacker’s resorts. Particularly, if we talk about the eastern part, between vales Kráľova Hoľa and Čertovica, old yet attractive almost-untouched forests, where loads of animals have their natural habitat, incorporating bears and therefore prove advantageous for adventurous hiking and walking tours.
Even though major tourism developed can be easily encountered here, but still the location of Low Tatras is very idyllic because of the dramatic vales of the Váh and Hron river that till date are able to preserve excess of its rugged fascination and much of its rural. They are also the second most-visited mountains after the High Tatras, and an exceptional place to hike through the forests amidst Kráľova hoľa and Čertovica. Nonetheless, your accommodation can be easily organized in most of the well-furnished hotels and resorts positioned in the villages Vyšná Boca or the Bystrá Valley, Demänovská Valley and Nižná Boca, where facility like guided tours help you to cover wide variety of caves.
The High Tatra (Vysoké Tatry)
The stupendous High Tatras are the main ingredient of the first European cross-border national park formed in year 1948. They are considered an ecstasy for highly action-packed winter sports with 11 peaks beyond 2,500 m-high that amazingly take place in the Starý Smokovec, Štrbské pleso, and Tatranská Lomnica resorts, all are easy to locate from the Poprad town. The area of Tatranská Lomnica is embraced for its cable car that ahead towards one of the steepest and highest peaks in Europe namely Lomnický štít. Further, Hrebienok ski resort fantastically adjoins Starý Smokovec at 1285 m through a funicular, whereas, the highest mountain settlement in eastern Europe called Štrbské pleso is enclosed by a dense forest and a pretty lake. However, in year 1993, in conjunction with the polish part of the Tatras mountains, The High Tatra was declared as the "Biospheric reservation of the Tatras" by UNESCO.
Western Tatras (Západné Tatry)
The Western Tatras in the Orava region is the most integral part of popular Tatra National Park, which is generally visited by the vacationers for its vivacious scenery, a great deal of striking trekking paths and peaks, as well as exhilarated winter sports facilities. This hospitable and traditional area is an abode to one of Slovakia’s most entrancing historic landmarks which is Orava Castle, and a home to the Orava Outdoor Village Museum is Zuberec town, exhibiting 16th century eighty wooden houses. Western Tatras ( Západné Tatry), the mountains in the Tatras are solely produced with the help of gneiss, crystalline shale, granite, along with the help of limestone desirably in Poland, on the northern side.
Formation of Západné Tatry also took place with the help of ex- glaciers that were chiefly in Rackova dolina and Jamnicka dolina, whereas, the smaller glaciers were found in areas like Bystra dolina, Kamenista dolina, and Ziarska dolina. If you move towards the north side of the Western Tatras in Rohacska dolina, you are exposed to six mountain lakes Rohacske plesa that lie in elevations ranging from 1370 to 1719m. Lastly, other mountain lakes contain which are equally noteworthy constitute Rackove plesa (the end of Rackova dolina), Jamnicke plesa (the end of Jamnicka dolina), small lake in Gaborova dolina,and many more...