High Tatras: Lomnicke sedlo skitour (Slovakia) - Dec 18
Yet another on piste ski tour, starting in Tatranska Lomnica skiresort. We do this ski tour at least once a year because the skiing is quite rewarding especially with fresh snow. We started our skitour quite late today, almost at noon. We still met quite a number of other skitourers.
It was quite foggy in the valley, almost milky sometimes. As we got to Skalnate pleso, we (exceptionally) took a coffee break. The restaurant has been renovated recently.
Skinning after the break was going smooth but somehow slower in the beginning. The area above Skalnate Pleso was covered by 5-10 cm recent snow, no ice and wind-blown crust seldomly. To our surprise, the top part seemed a different world - sun was shining, fog was below us and the view was amazing. The piste was not prepared and therefore closed, luckily for us, so we could enjoy some pow almost privately. We reached the top slightly above 2 hours.
Skiing down the upper part was great. The lower part on the other hand was a challange. Despite of having skied the piste so many times before, orientation was quite difficult and slopes were basicaly ice. Being doped with endorphines, we still enjoyed every part of it :).