New lift at Jasna for 2010/11
Thu 14 October 10
The Slovakian resort Jasna is investing in a new 6-seater chairlift this season, with this years fashionable orange covers. They are also spending 1.2million euros on increasing the snowmaking capabilities
The resort are investing 6million euros this season on the 6-seater chairlift which will replace the old ski lift E
The new chairlift will be capable of shunting 2400 persons/hour up the mountain and runs for 1.2km with a journey time of 4.7mins
“By building the first track part Zahradky – Priehyba we start to fill the dream of most skier about comfortable connection between northern part of Chopok with south. As the cable car will be in forest zone, we will decrease the dependence from weather conditions and using of RPD system will allow transportation also in windy days. We will definitely eliminate waiting rows on cable cars by this”, Bohus Hlavaty said, TMR chief of Board of directors.
The resort will is also spending an additonal 1.2million euros extending its snowmaking facilities by cover a further 2.4km of runs, which will now account for almost half of the runs.
"We want to strengthen its position as a comprehensive resort for all categories of slopes. Other artificial snowed slope will increase the proportion of blue light routes in the resort - with this slope it will be almost 7.5 km of blue slopes with artificial snow," added Bohuš Hlavatý.
For more information visit www.jasna.sk
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