North of Poprad and Vysoke Tatry, the Stary Smokovec - Hrebienok Ski Resort is known for its winding easy/intermediate pistes along with one short black piste. There are 5 lifts serving this area. This resort is also popular with visitors of the more difficult nearby Tatranska Lomnica Ski Area.
To reach the snowboarding at Stary Smokovec Ski Resort, fly into Proprad. There is a daily bus service to the resort. When snowboarding and freeriding internationally, it is important to get a travel insurance policy that covers emergency rescue, medical expense and evacuation. There are many destinations that will not initiate rescue or medical treatment without prior payment or proof of insurance. In many cases, the rescue fees, medical fees or evacuation to a reputable hospital can total tens of thousands of dollars. Plans such as GEOS SAR100 or IMG Patriot Travel Medical Insurance are well worth the per-trip cost of $130 to $200 USD.
Overall, Stary Smokovec Ski Resort is the 1st most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 8 snowboarding resorts in Slovakia. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Stary Smokovec Ski Resort including Tatranska Lomnica Ski Resort and Liptovska Teplicka Ski Resort.
Local Contacts: Stary Smokovec Ski Resort +421 903 11 22 00
Best Season: Jan. - Feb.
Average Difficulty: Easy
Luxury Loding: Hotel Slovan, Kosice (011) 421-95-622-7378-80; Hotel Smokovec, Stary (011)421-969-442-5191; Hotel Grand
Reference Source: click here http://www.tldtatry.sk
GPS: 49.15892, 20.223427
Date Published: 12/29/2015
Date Updated: 8/1/2016
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