Although there are no really high mountains in Hungary, skiers, snowboarders, cross-country skiers and sledgers can indulge their passions on many a winter day – weather permitting – thanks to new snow cannon systems.
Thanks to the snow cannons the Hungarian ski slopes in Eplény, Mátraszentistván, Sátoraljaújhely and Visegrád are usually open until early April. Normafa Park in Budapest also has a cross-country ski track with snow cannons. If the temperature drops below eight or nine degrees at night, these modern devices provide snow of adequate quality, but the real enemy of ski slopes is not the sun, but the rain, which can “eat up" the snow. Let's see where you can take to the hills, weather permitting!