Mountainous relief of Malá Fatra  offers excellent conditions for downhill and cross country skiing. The terrain is also ideal for plethora of other recreational sports activities, such as snowboarding, free ride, winter hiking and much more. That is why this part of Slovakia is a popular destination for spending a winter holiday. It boasts outstanding ski resorts that are suitable for both beginners and professional winter sports enthusiasts. This charming nature of Fatra enhances your skiing experience even more.


Vrátna Free Time Zone is one of the largest and most beautiful ski resorts in Slovakia. It is situated in the heart the National Park Malá Fatra. Skiers can feast their eyes on magnificent vistas of beautiful scenery of Veľký Rozsutec, Stoh and surrounding ridge of Malá Fatra.  During the winter season the resort provides a range of services including ski and snowboard rental and maintenance service, ski courses and great skiing opportunities on 18 slopes with a total length of 14 km, 8.5 kilometers of which have technical snow and 12 km are regularly maintained. The slopes are made accessible by 14 modern ski lifts and 2 cableways / 4-seater and 8-seater cable cars / with the capacity of about 11,500 persons / hour. Except the homologized ski slopes, you will find the free-ride zone, cross-country trails which are sought-after by tourists from far and wide. The fact that one of the most successful Slovak professional skiers, such as Veronika Zuzulová, or a silver Olympic medalist Radoslav Židek, train here just proves the quality of the center in Vrátna.

During the winter and spring holidays, the resort organizes plenty contests for children and adults, entertaining programs for kids, testing and demonstration events of renowned sports brands as well as sports exhibitions.


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