Jasna, Slovakia Conditions Report: First freshies!

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South side of Jasna finally in white
South side of Jasna in winter mode

Jasna, in Slovakia (where? – read here) finally got its first fresh snow in 2016. Although it’s not deep-deep powder it’s still powder and everybody from central-east Europe was up there last weekend. Slovakia mountains received last days several centimeters of new snow which at higher elevations reached around half a meter (ca. 1.6 ft). Low temperatures kept the snow soft and dry so even few days after snowfall it felt powdery.

Svaco doing what he does the best
Svaco doing what he does the best

Best powder of the weekend was definitely at the south side of Chopok in Derese area. Due to constantly blowing wind you could enjoy un-ridden tracks almost every ride. At some places especially behind rocks or pines, snow was loaded up to your waist, which I experienced myself when I lost my ski and completely disappeared under the surface.

Wind cleared it every run
Freshies at Derese

Some people even went to ski down chutes on the north side. Top was good but they had to walk out of them due to insufficient snow coverage at their bottom. When you were skiing the north side, best runs were along the wooden fences under Funitel cable car, where blown snow made it feel like you were skiing powder on the slope.

North side of Chopok
Top of  “Majtrovska” on the north side
Kamka enjoying blown snow down north
Kamka enjoying blown snow and sun under Funitel

It was finally a real winter weekend in Slovakia with some good snow so everybody had a great time in mountains. For the upcoming days the temperatures are staying really cold (down to -30 Celsius) which with help of wind could keep the snow longer in great conditions.

Photo Tour:

This view doesn't get old
This view doesn’t get old
Jakub testing the snow quality
Jakub testing the snow quality on south side
Jakub, Kamka and Svaco flying down
Ripping it down from Lukova
Quite deep at some places
Quite deep at some places

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