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.
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.
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.
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.