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Are you tempted by the blanket of snow? Find out about the winter hiking possibilities in Štrbské Pleso.

Hiking in winter

Are you tempted by the blanket of snow? Find out about the winter hiking possibilities in Štrbské Pleso.

Hiking trails in winter

Hiking trails in the High Tatras are closed every year from November 1st until June 15th. This is done for the safety of hikers as well as for the protection of nature, preparing it for winter rest. Still, don’t worry about lack of hiking possibilities – the closure applies mostly to the higher situated trails, saddlebacks and peaks. All mountain huts and their access paths are open year-round with the exception of the hut Chata pod Rysmi.

Be prepared when visiting the mountains

In winter, proper equipment is even more important than during the other seasons. Always wear several layers of clothing to achieve thermal comfort during the active as well as the resting phases. It’s better to put on a fewer layers at the beginning, as your movement will begin to warm you up.

Leave heavy salopettes and a ski jacket at home; don’t forget about your gloves, scarf and hat. Be sure to pack spare gloves, socks, a long sleeve thermal T-shirt and something light to keep yourself warm when resting.

Hiking in winter calls for proper footwear. We recommend waterproof hiking boots. They should have harder soles, especially if the snow is hard or in case you need to use crampons or snowshoes.

Where should you go during the winter season?

  1. From Štrbské Pleso to Jámske pleso and back
  2. From Štrbské Pleso to Tri studničky, Podbanské and back
  3. From Štrbské Pleso to Predné Solisko and back
  4. From Štrbské Pleso to the hut Chata pod Soliskom and back
  5. From Štrbské Pleso to the Skok waterfall and back
  6. From Štrbské Pleso to Popradské pleso and back
  7. The station of the Tatra Electric Railway – Popradské pleso and back – wheelchair accessible

Winter hiking trails

Download hiking trails map (PDF)

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