The epic adventure continues westward through yet another Eastern European country, Slovakia. Slovakia has an up and coming boarding scene that will eventually trickle down into the rest of Europe. For now, the slopes are filled namely with Ukrainians and adventure seeking tourists looking to take in the scenery while enjoying a relatively inexpensive vacation. When compared to the rest of Europe, Slovakia is relatively unknown in the riding community. However, numerous local and pro riders alike stake claim that heading to Slovakia is worth the trip. There is only one way to find out!
Our journey takes us through a hidden gem in Slovakia's revered mountainside town Jasna, known locally as Chopok. A tree lined resort nestled in the low Tatra Mountain Range with stunning surroundings and factastic prices are the first things that will hit you about the resort. Its renowned scenery and tree laden landscape is perfect for both intermediate riding and relaxation. With the piste terrain rather limited, several hours of hiking and back country exploring are in store for this locale'. Research has shown that when off-piste the powder is truly unreal. However, mingling with locals in order to find out all the secret shred spots is imperative while on Chopok. Rumor has it that the friendly Ukrainian boarders along with the local Burton team riders are very helpful and informative. Heading to smaller scale mountains and towns is usually the best traveling anyone can do. The feel is homey and the crowds tend to be much smaller. We have a feeling that Jasna is going to out do all of the expectations.
Town Altitude: 950m
Highest Lift: 2024 m
Vertical Drop: 1074 m
KM of Pistes: 42 km