|Originally posted by TBONE:
Ho! Ho! Very nice article John. I must have missed that one over the summer. My girl friend did a study abroad in Slovakia and I am sure she will like to hear about this. Cheers!
Thanks. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] I have another article coming out in December in the Slovak Spectator, the country's English language newspaper. I'll post a link to it when it appears.
In doing research for that next article, I learned that Jasna plans another major upgrade for 04-05--an 8 pack on the South Bowl of Jasna! If this next project goes through, it will finally provide a lift link from Chopok Juh to the main side of Jasna. Chopok Juh has some cool, south-facing bowls (kind of like the back bowls of Vail). Hotels on that side are also cheaper, and there's even a very cool hostel (accessible only for ski alpinists) at 1750 meters called Chata Stephanika. Chata Stephanika has the highest tap beer in all of Slovakia. [img]smile.gif[/img]
You can also rent very cheap cottages at Myto Pod Dumbier on the south side of Jasna.
BTW, what university did your girlfriend attend in Slovakia?