Chopok's Winter Summit
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Chopok's Winter Summit

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A winter sunset while standing on Chopok - a peak in Nizke Tatry mountains of Slovakia. Beautiful views and outstanding pistas make this interesting ski resort a place every skier should try.

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A: Chopok - Low Tatras

by Cibula Vincent, 20 meters away

 Nízke Tatry. Na vrchole Chopku. / Low Tatras.  On Top of The Hill Chopok.

Chopok - Low Tatras

B: Chopok, Slovakia

by Miroslav Fleško, 80 meters away

Chopok, Slovakia

C: Pod Chopkom / Under The Hill Chopok (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 370 meters away

Počas výstavby lanovky na Chopok. / During construction lift to Chopok.

Pod Chopkom / Under The Hill Chopok (SVK)

D: Nízke Tatry / Low Tatras, Dereše-Chopok.

by Cibula Vincent, 570 meters away

Cesta z Chopku na Dereše. / Path from The Chopok of Dereše.

Nízke Tatry / Low Tatras, Dereše-Chopok.

E: Demanovska dolina - Konsky Grun

by Skeyemap, s.r.o., 650 meters away

Demanovska dolina - Konsky Grun

F: Pod Chopkom / Under The Hill Chopok (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 670 meters away

Vrcholová stanica lanovej dráhy na Chopok z Jasnej. / Peak cableway station at Chopok of Jasna.

Pod Chopkom / Under The Hill Chopok (SVK)

H: Nízke Tatry - Kosodrevina Panorama

by Pavol Sandor, 1.2 km away

Nízke Tatry - Kosodrevina Panorama

I: Nízke Tatry - Kosodrevina

by Pavol Sandor, 1.4 km away

Nízke Tatry - Kosodrevina

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