“Bad weather today, isn’t it?” The receptionist has a grim expression on her face. We look outside. Snowflakes are falling thick and fast – thicker than we’ve seen all winter and we live in the French Alps. I nod in accordance, but there’s a smile on my face.
It’s not bad weather at all – at least not for snowboarders. Little did we know tomorrow was going to be the best powder day we would have all season.
Slovakia isn’t your regular choice of destination for a snowboarding holiday, but it is fast becoming a popular destination for Brits looking for fresh powder and cheap deals. Sandwiched between Austria, Ukraine and Poland, Slovakia is mostly made up of wilderness, thick forests and mountains.
Jasná Nízke Tatry, the country’s biggest ski resort, is nestled in the centre of the Tatras Mountains. It’s just two and a half hour’s flight from the UK and only a 30 minute drive from Poprad Airport.
Slovakia gets serious powder in the winter, thanks to its cold continental climate and it is really cheap for us Brits. Pints are around €1.20 and B&Bs can cost as little as €25 per night.