Slovakia literally lies in the heart of Europe, bordering Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, the Ukraine and Hungary. The country boasts nine national parks, and there is hardly a mountain not under natural protection. Slovakia is a primarily mountainous country and this, along with the midland climate, create great skiing conditions. Above all, the Tatras enjoy these ideal natural conditions, where winter sports developed in the local centres from the 19th century. Today, in addition to the famous ski centres in the Tatras and Fatras, there are also many centres in smaller mountains with good pistes, so that it’s possible to ski in nearly every Slovakian region.
High Tatras: The High Tatras is the smallest high mountain range in Europe, but is a tourist magnet with its many mountain lakes, rustic mountain lodges, jagged peaks and unforgettable panorama.
Low Tatras: The high mountain chain Low Tatras is situated directly across from the High Tatras, also in the Carpathians. Densely forested slopes, traditional mountain villages and huge, underground cave systems make a breathtaking natural setting in the Slovakian mountain range.