Slovakia's Tatra National Park was set aside in 1949 and protects 79ha of the High Tatras range.(...) Visitors have been coming to Slovak High Tatras since the late 19th century, when spa or health resorts were founded, first at Strebske Pleso, tehn Stary Smokovec and Tatranska Lomnica. Some 600km/370miles of signposted and waymarked paths and trils bring the valleys, with their beautiful lakes, and some of the peaks within reach of reasonably fit walkers.
by Sandra Bardwell for Sunflower LandscapesDuring the winter many skiers and snowboarders can enjoy skiing in High Tatras - on the slopes in Tatranska Lomnica, Stary Smokovec and Strbske Pleso.
Worth knowing: the highest peak of the whole Tatra Mountains is Mt. Gerlach (Gerlachovsky Śtit) 2.655m;
Most of the tourist tracks in Slovak Tatra National Park are closed from the 1st November to 15th of June.
Useful information from the Slovak Tatra National Park website www.tanap.org
The following tracks are reserved for the alpine skiing
All tourist tracks and tracks in the woods are deemed to be appropriate for cross-country skiing subject to good snow conditions and seasonal closure restrictions as per the Notice no. 3 above. Pedestrians have always the right of way on all of these tracks.
Tracks stated in the items 1 - 22 are reserved for cycling purposes subject to the restrictions stipulated in the Notice no. 3, A and B above and the speed limit of 15-20km/hr.