When you don’t have a snowboarding trip booked and your facebook feed is full of photos of snowy peaks and your friends’ powder selfies it can be hard to take. Especially when you check the price of a trip to the usual Alpine resorts and realise you could book six summer holidays for that price. And that’s before you’ve bought yourself lunch and a beer up the mountain…
Lucky then that there’s another option: Jasna in Slovakia, an affordable but still super-appealing alternative, which scores sky-high on the original snow trip front.
Nestled in the Low Tatras, though the name is misleading as the slopes go up as high as 2000m, Jasna boasts 45km of pistes for all levels of snowboarder, from wet-behind-the-ears novice to super shredder.
Freestyle fans will love the snowpark, while freeriders will drool over the 12 life-accessed freeride zones, including terrain awesome enough to have earned this resort an event on the Freeride World Tour Qualifier circuit.
There’s also two floodlit slopes for those who like to ride at night and snow cannons to guarantee it’s open for at least five months a year.
The Rotunda is a super cute mountain restaurant, with a 360 degree-panoramic view, and heaps of tasty but reasonably priced dishes. Beer and drink prices here and throughout Jasna’s restaurants and bars are pleasingly Eastern European too!
This article was sponsored by Jasna Ski Resort, Slovakia.