Ez Ski Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is not terribly well known internationally for its downhill ski areas, but there are in fact more than 100 of them stretching across the country, the largest of which have at certain times made it in to international tour operators' brochures attracting skiers from across Europe.

It  is particularly popular to ski the Czech Republic amongst German skiers who pop over the border to enjoy lower prices and in some cases better ski slopes than they find in Germany. It’s also possible for skiers based anywhere in Europe to fly in to one of the Czech Republic’s airports on a low cost airline and find a small ski hill within a few kilometres.

Particular popular Czech ski resorts for German skiers and boarders include Železná Ruda Špičák, one of the largest ski centres in the Czech Republic and located very close to the German border. It also has more challenging terrain than most of the country’s resorts including the Spicák sector with several kilometres of steep runs, linked by a ski bus to the other slopes.

There have been downhill ski slopes in the Czech Republic for more than a century but few have developed beyond a few drag lifts in a village meadow, most of them run by separate local owners, so common lift passes are a rarity.

There are several larger Czech ski resorts which have invested money in new lifts over the past few decades since the stagnation of the ‘communist block’ era has moved further in to the past.

The country’s largest is Špindlerův Mlýn, a scattered community centred around the old village of St. Peters, located in the central Krkonose Mountains, about 140 km (90 miles) from Prague. It has a beautiful Baroque church (1807) and was once popular with Franz Kafka and more recently the tennis legend Martina Navratilova.

One of the highest ski areas in the country and also with the longest slopes over a near 500m vertical and more lifts than most others including several modern chairlifts, there are two local ski areas. The highest ski area is Horni Misecky and snow cover is usually good to late April, with recent investment in snowmaking making up for any natural deficiencies if they ever occur. 

Pec pod Sněžkou is another of the Czech Republic's most famous resorts, located by Snezka (Snow) Mountain, the country's highest peak (1602m). Originally an iron mining town, tourism became more popular after the first World War and the first drag lift was installed more than 70 years ago. It has a dozen lifts, most of them drags, and a single challenging black run, the 600m long Hnědý vrch II descent.

Rokytnice nad Jizerou in the Jizera river valley offers skiing on Lysa Hora (the bald mountain), close to Harrachov.  It has the most lifts and one of the greatest vertical differences between its highest and lowest lifts but these are spread over four separate ski areas surrounding the small resort. There’s night skiing here to 9pm and some of the longest pistes in the country at up to 3.2km.
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Czech Republic: latest snow conditions round-up

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Czech Republic. Fresh snow is forecast at 102resorts. Powder is reported at 1 resorts and 2 are reporting good piste conditions.

A–J

K–Q R–Z Best powder (1)Best piste conditions (2)

Ski resorts in Czech Republic from A to J

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed

(710m — 802m)

Bedřichov webcam
6
2
10
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
light rain
Mid station 756 m
400m 200m 200m 200m 1150m

(610m — 970m)

9
2
14
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
moderate rain
Mid station 790 m
400m 200m 150m 200m 1000m

(518m — 774m)

Bílá webcam
4
12
18
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
moderate snow
Mid station 646 m
450m 200m 150m 150m 800m

(589m — 869m)

4
1
2
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 729 m
450m 200m 200m 300m 1350m

(850m — 1135m)

14
3
4
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 992 m
500m 400m 400m 600m 1350m

(630m — 750m)

8
5
9
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 690 m
450m 200m 150m 200m 950m

(610m — 802m)

15
3
2
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 706 m
500m 450m 450m 650m 1250m

(750m — 958m)

Čenkovice webcam
1
3
8
partly cloudy
snow showers
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 854 m
400m 200m 150m 200m 950m

(682m — 787m)

11
3
14
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
light rain
Mid station 734 m
400m 200m 200m 200m 1150m

(600m — 1001m)

Černý Důl webcam
5
2
10
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
light rain
Mid station 800 m
400m 200m 150m 200m 1000m

(600m — 985m)

1
3
8
partly cloudy
snow showers
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 792 m
400m 200m 150m 200m 950m

(840m — 1165m)

Červenohorské Sedlo webcam
10
6
12
snow showers
light snow
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1002 m
450m 200m 150m 150m 950m

(395m — 545m)

2
4
partly cloudy
snow showers
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 470 m
400m 200m 150m 150m 950m

(650m — 740m)

České Petrovice webcam
4
4
8
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 695 m
400m 200m 150m 150m 950m

(630m — 800m)

6
2
3
light snow
light snow
cloudy
light snow
light rain
Mid station 715 m
450m 200m 250m 300m 1350m

(390m — 520m)

9
3
11
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
moderate rain
Mid station 455 m
400m 200m 150m 200m 1150m

(610m — 850m)

Deštné v Orlických horách webcam
6
6
9
snow showers
light snow
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 730 m
400m 200m 150m 150m 950m

(428m — 478m)

Dlouhoňovice webcam
1
4
6
partly cloudy
snow showers
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 453 m
400m 200m 150m 150m 950m

(610m — 760m)

6
2
10
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
light rain
Mid station 685 m
400m 200m 150m 200m 1000m

(650m — 1140m)

Dolní Morava webcam
6
4
11
snow showers
light snow
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 895 m
400m 200m 150m 200m 950m

(480m — 550m)

Fajtův Kopec webcam
1
1
2
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
light rain
Mid station 515 m
500m 250m 200m 200m 1000m

(675m — 890m)

9
5
10
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 782 m
450m 200m 150m 150m 950m

(650m — 1020m)

Harrachov webcam
13
6
18
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
moderate rain
Mid station 835 m
400m 200m 150m 200m 1150m

(540m — 1019m)

Herlikovice webcam
9
2
15
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
moderate rain
Mid station 780 m
400m 200m 150m 200m 1000m

(558m — 650m)

Hlinsko v Čechách webcam
2
3
5
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 604 m
500m 250m 200m 150m 950m

(300m — 380m)

Hlubočky webcam
3
3
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 340 m
400m 250m 100m 150m 950m

(630m — 1315m)

15
6
22
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
moderate rain
Mid station 972 m
400m 200m 150m 200m 1150m

(1000m — 1235m)

Horní Mísečky - Medvědín webcam
14
8
22
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
moderate rain
Mid station 1118 m
400m 200m 150m 200m 1000m

(590m — 700m)

6
5
8
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 645 m
450m 200m 100m 150m 950m

(800m — 900m)

Horní Vltavice webcam
11
4
2
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 850 m
500m 450m 150m 500m 1100m

(450m — 672m)

Jablonec nad Jizerou - Kamenec webcam
9
3
12
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
moderate rain
Mid station 561 m
400m 200m 150m 200m 1000m

(700m — 1260m)

Jánské Lázně - Černá hora webcam
5
4
10
snow showers
light snow
clear
clear
light rain
Mid station 980 m
400m 200m 150m 200m 1000m

(424m — 968m)

4
11
17
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
moderate snow
Mid station 696 m
450m 300m 100m 0m 800m

(540m — 1000m)

Ještěd webcam
4
2
6
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 770 m
400m 200m 200m 200m 1150m

(600m — 850m)

10
3
14
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
light rain
Mid station 725 m
400m 200m 150m 200m 1150m