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Yaro M. Kupčo – Vysoké Tatry

Hiking in Winter

Enjoy the beauty of the High Tatras also in the winter.  There are about 20 km of marked tourist trails in the alpine zone available every winter which lead to alpine chalets (except the Chalet under the Rysy, which is closed during the winter)

It is important to be informed about the weather conditions and tourist trails conditions. The Mountain Rescue Service ( and Tourist Information Centre in Starý Smokovec will assist you (+421 52 442 3440).


From Štrbské Pleso to Jamské pleso (tarn)

Vertical drop: 306 m, Total time: 4 hours
Štrbské Pleso – Jamské pleso ( red, 1 h. 15 min.), Jamské pleso – Tri studničky ( red, 1 h.), Tri studničky – Štrbské Pleso ( green, 1 h. 45 min.)

From Hrebienok to Vodopády Studeného potoka (waterfalls)

Vertical drop: 120 m, Total time: 1 hour 5 min.
Hrebienok — vodopády Studeného potoka – waterfalls (green, 20 min.), waterfalls — Rainer´s chalet (blue, 15 min.), Rainer´s chalet – Hrebienok ( red, 20 min.)

From Popradské pleso (from tram stop) to the Chalet at Popradské pleso

– easy trail by the road takes approximately 1 hour.


Through Mlynická dolina (valley) to the waterfall Skok

Vertical drop: 430 m, Total time: 3 hours 15 min.
Štrbské Pleso – waterfall Skok ( yelow, 1 h. 45 min.), back waterfall Skok – Štrbské Pleso (yellow, 1 h. 30 min.)

To mountain hotel Sliezsky dom

Vertical drop: 660 m, Total time: 4 hours 15 min.
Starý Smokovec – Velická poľana ( yellow, 2 h.), Velická poľana – Sliezsky dom ( green, 15 min.), Sliezsky dom – Tatranská Polianka (green, 2 h.)

From Starý Smokovec to Zamkovského chalet

Vertical drop: 465 m, Total time: 2 hours 30 min.
Starý Smokovec — Hrebienok — vodopády Studeného potoka -waterfall  (green, 1 h.), waterfall — Rainer´s chalet ( blue, 15 min.), Rainer´s chalet — Obrovský vodopád (Great waterfall) — Zamkovského chalet (red, 30 min.), Zamkovského chalet – Hrebienok ( red, 45 min.).
It is possible to shorten the hike by using a funicular to Hrebienok.

To Zelené pleso (Green tarn) and to Biele plesá (White tarns)

Vertical drop: 665 m Total time: 6 hours 30 min.
Biela voda – Chata pri Zelenom plese – Chalet by the Zelené pleso-tarn (yellow, 3 h.), Chalet by the Zelené pleso-tarn – Veľké Biele pleso – tarn (red, 30 min.), Veľké Biele pleso – Šalviový prameň – Tatranské Matliare (blue, 3 h.).
From Biele pleso (tarn) it is possible to get back by the same route.


From Starý Smokovec to Zbojnícka chalet

Vertical drop: 950 m, Total time: 6 hours 15 min.
Starý Smokovec – Hrebienok (green, 45 min. or by a funicular, 10 min.), Hrebienok – Rainerś chalet (red, 30 min.), Rainer´s chalet — Zbojnícka chalet (blue, 2 h.), Zbojnícka chalet — Hrebienok (blue + red 2 h. 30 min.), Hrebienok — Starý Smokovec (green, 30 min. or by a funicular, 10 min.).
It is possible to use a funicular to Hrebienok.

To Téry´s chalet

Vertical drop: 1 005 m, Total time: 6 hours 40 min.
Starý Smokovec – Hrebienok (green, 45 min. or by a funicular, 10 min.), Hrebienok – Zamkovského chalet (red, 1 h.), Zamkovského chalet – Téry´s chalet (green, 2 h.), Téry´s chalet – Zamkovského chalet (green, 1 h. 30 min.) – Hrebienok (red, 45 min.) – Starý Smokovec (green, 30 min.).
It is possible to use a funicular to Hrebienok.

From the Belianske Tatra Mountains to the High Tatras

Vertical drop: 855 m, Total time: 7 hours
Tatranská Kotlina – Šumivý prameň – Chalet Plesnivec (green, 1 h. 45 min.), Chalet Plesnivec – Veľké Biele pleso- tarn (green, 1 h. 30 min.), Veľké Biele pleso – tarn – Chalet at Zelené pleso ( červená, 30 min.), Chalet at Zelené pleso – Biela voda ( žltá, 3 h. 15 min.).

It is necessary to check the status of the trails before the hike.

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