The High Tatras Mountains are the most compact mountains of alpine type in Europe. Located on Slovakia’s northern border with Poland, they have been a popular recreational resort since the 19th century, mainly due to their unique, high mountain climate, and its beneficial effects on the human body. During the winter season, the resort offers numerous skiing possibilities.
The conference will be held in the Atrium Hotel located at the foothill of the peak Slavkovský štít (2452m). The hotel offers free wifi, free parking, and a host of facilities including bowling track, wine cellar, swimming pool, and a wide range of wellness programs.
Transportation to hotel
The main entry point to the Hotel Atrium (located in Nový Smokovec) is the town of Poprad with regular train connections from airports in Vienna (5 hours), Bratislava (4 hours), Košice (2 hours), or bus connection from Kraków (about 3 hours). The local transportation from Poprad among the settlements forming the town of Vysoké Tatry is provided by Tatra’s Electrical Railways (a mountain narrow-gauge train) with a stop only 50m from the conference hotel (train stop called Nový Smokovec).
Only 50 m from the hotel is Jakubkova lúka (Jacob’s Meadow), a well-known ski center ideal for children and starter skiers. Hrebienok, a sought-after ski center, is located about 200 m from the hotel. Next to the Hrebienok funicular railway there is the start of a unique attraction of the High Tatras – a 3 km long sledding track with the possibility of unforgettable night sledding. There is also an open ice area located about 150 m from the hotel.