Sileo and the Ice Kingdom

Jul13

Sileo and the Ice Kingdom

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After summer season‘s scorching hot days full of wonderful memories and absorbing activities, magical winter comes to Sileo. As winter approaches, the birds’ twittering slowly fades away and the Rackov river freezes, leaving the nature dead-silent as its waters no longer drift by trees. In such times of silence, one would think the time itself stopped. But not for long, as winter offers a wide range of activities prepared just for you.

Downhill skiing is worth mentioning, as in close vicinity lies the top ski resort Jasna Nizke Tatry on top of the Chopok hill, which reaches an altitude of 2024 m. The arena itself provides customers with 49 km long tracks of various difficulties – 13 of blue pistes, 15 of red, and for those who are harder to please, 6 black pistes as well as 12 free-ride zones. In total, it offers 15 lifts, 8 chairlifts and 5 gondola lifts. Demanova is only 15 minutes from here, and from that point you just have to walk to Jasna.

For people preferring a more calm atmosphere as well as more acceptable prices, Opalisko in Zavazna Poruba is your ideal choice. It provides customers with 3 pistes – one blue and two black ones. Four lifts and one chairlift provide a transport on top of the hill. An amazing ski school PEPE ski is located here, its instructors are guaranteed to be friendly not only to your children, but also to your wallets. Last but not least, if you are looking to rent ski equipment, we recommend renting it from there.

You can throw a snowball from Sileo and it will reach Strbske pleso , another place that is very close to our pension! Strbske pleso offers 9 km of easy and medium-difficult pistes, 5 lifts and 1 ski school, 3 chairlifts and nearly 27 kms of cross-country ski tracks. And that’s not all. If this offer isn’t enough, there are several other small resorts in the vicinity of Sileo: Podbanske, Vysna Boca, Certovica and Ziar.

The surroundings of Sileo are ideal for cross-country skiing lovers. There are several tracks available, crossing meadows that surround pension Sileo. An interesting section of the track is the section from Podbanske to Liptovska Kokava, boasting with a breathtaking view of Krivan. Even though there are two places (over the bridge and the main road) in Liptovska Kokava where you have to take off your skis and move over, using this track can get you back to us (Liptovska Kokava – Sileo 4 km).

If you have found passion in backcountry skiing , there aren’t many prettier places to be found. Away from civilization, through forest or meadows on artificial snow with a quality base layer, no soul will be bored. In embrace of silence, away from people.

The mountains in our region are suitable also for ski mountaineers. Ski mountaineering is a winter sport combined of climbing with unmounted skis, skiing down the mountain as well as navigation. For such an activity, the most ideal mountains are Koncista with height 1994 m a. s. l. or Klin, reaching up to 2173 m a. s. l.

Another attractive winter experience is climbing icefalls, at least for those who would like to climb icicles instead of licking them. We are of course able to provide guides.

Winter is still present in all its beauty. A tour through Rackova Valley can be a time well spent in the winter season. Sounds of nature in the summer are replaced by squeaking snow under your feet as sun smiles through the snow on the branches of trees that surround you. The cold frost alongside with winter wind will leave not only a smile on your face, but also beautiful red cheeks. If you dislike wading through the snow, try out snowshoes.

After a tiresome day on the hillside, many of you will definitely enjoy a deserved rest and relax provided by the Tatralandia park or the SPA resort in the Permon hotel, located only 8 km away from Sileo for which we are able to offer you entry tickets at a discounted price.

 

Activities in Sileo

We would like to point out one of our pension‘s finest specialties – our private „Sileo Wellness“ in the form of an outdoor hot tub under a beautiful night sky, or in the form of an icy river for those who dare, located in close proximity to the tub. A hot tub, a bottle of prosecco, a good company and even the possibility of playing films on canvas right outside the pension. In other words – our winter therapy. #sileotherapy

With us, an ice rink and ice skating throughout the winter months are a certainty. Hockey derby between guests after a hearty breakfast is our traditional morning ritual. There is also an annual hockey tournament called Winterclassic. Throughout the years it became an integral part of winter in Sileo.

Another interesting event is our tea hit parade. Herbs that are carefully hand-picked during the summer season find their enthusiasts in the cold winter months. The scent of wild thyme, lemon balm, elderberry, lime tree, dog rose, locust, garden thyme, hawthorn and many others accompanies the sounds of wood cracking in the restaurant’s fireplace. You can complement your pleasant winter idyll by playing various social games, a mini table tennis, or being packed in a blanket reading one of many books you can pick from our collection.

And as the last log in the fireplace dies out, the last squeaks of snow fade away, the last icicle melts down and the last winter page on a calendar is turned, a new summer season impatiently awaits you, and so do we. We are already looking forward to seeing you return and feeling at home. As the saying goes in our pension, Sileo sweet Sileo. 🙂

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