If Slovakia is the next big thing in European skiing, Jasna could well be its beating heart. The country’s largest ski resort, Jasna has seen a huge investment over the past decade or so in both high-speed lifts and off-slope facilities, backed up by extensive new snowmaking.
The resort is located in the Low Tatras mountain range, which is part of the national park the highest peak of which is Ďumbier at 2043m.
The lift system is one of the best in the region, with high-speed lifts serving most of the principal runs, many of which are backed up with snowmaking. Investment is ongoing which is continually increasing the size of the ski area.
Accommodation has improved along with the rest of the resort facilities. Nightlife has also improved at Jasna with the addition of the Happy End bar.
There are around 15 restaurants and mountain huts serving everything from typical Slovakian specialities to burgers. One highlight is the Von Roll Restaurant at the Luková mountain station at 1670m, with its small wine cellar. For ‘hut cuisine’ try Klobúk on slope 13 Biela Pút: you get an open fire and good, home style cooking.