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Skiing in Slovakia - Smaller Fatra

Ski centre Vrátna Free time zone Ski centre Vrátna Free time zone Ski centre Vrátna Free time zone

Free Time Zone - Vrátna dolina

Location Smaller Fatra
Ski Resort Parts Starý dvor – Paseky, Tížinka, Poludňový Grúň, Príslop, Chleb – Chleb and Oštiepková mulda
Access From Žilina town
Distances From Žilina to Terchova: 28 km, From Terchova to Vratna dolina: 3 km
Transportation There is a ski bus from Žilina directly to the ski resort, Car directions: from Žilina towards Terchova village, turn right in Terchova
Sports facilities skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, paragliding, Alpin skiing

Vrátna free time zone characteristics

Vrátna Free Time Zone ski resort situated in Vrátna Valley is the largest tourist resort of Lesser Fatra. It is located only 3 km from the famous Terchova village. In this valley you can find canyon entrance with waterfalls, called Tiesňava and several hills such as Veľký Rozsutec, Boboty, Chleb or Veľký Kriváň. The ski resort offers good conditions for downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding and Alpine skiing. Ski resort Vrátna free time zone has two popular ski resorts:
1. Starý dvor with two ski centres: Paseky, Poludňový Grúň ski resorts
2. Chleb ski with two ski centres: Chleb and Oštiepková mulda ski resorts.

Paseky ski resort belongs to TOP ski resort in Slovakia offering 4-seat cable car and 3 ski lifts. There are ski school and snowboard school, ski and ski equipment rental and ski service, ski bar, multifunctional building with a restaurant, snack bars and souvenir shops. The ski trails in Pasenky ski resort are more than 3 km long and use artificial snow. They are suitable for medium difficult and difficult skiing. Alpine skiing and snowboarding race are held annually in the PASEKY ski resort. Ski trails are situated at the altitude of 678 to 1000 meters above sea level. Paseky ski resort is suitable for winter holiday. The ski resort offers free parking.

Kids Zone offers good conditions for beginners and children offering children’s’ playground with ski school, snowboard school with SunKid conveyor, snow tubing and sledging. The ski resort offers Professional babysitting for your children located near the Kids Zone.

Poludňový Grúň ski resort can be reached by 4-seat lift from Paseky ski resort, and train connection. Poludňový Grúň ski resort is covered by natural snow and the ski slopes are located at the altitude of 1,000 to 1,260 meters.

Chleb ski resort is oriented to the north. Difficult ski slope with elevation of 750 m is accessible by a modern 8-seater cable car reaching up to Mala Fatra hill at the altitude of 1500 meters. Due to its winter conditions the ski resort is suitable for spring skiing even in May.

Oštiepková Mulda ski resort is located only 100 meters from the pinpoint station KLD Chleb. It is a difficult ski slope also north oriented and offers perfect conditions for challenging skiing and snowboarding.

Panoráma restaurant and sunny terrace with deckchairs, regularly kept slope of 3100 meter of quality skiing and snowboarding makes Vrátna Free Time Zone a popular ski resort in Slovakia.

Mountain rescue in Smaller Fatra: +421 41 5695 232, +421 903 624 028
Emergency: 18300
Integrated emergency rescue: 112

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