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 0resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

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Ski resorts in Czech Republic from A to J

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(710m — 802m)

Bedřichov webcam
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
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light rain
Mid station 756 m
3300m 3000m 2500m 1900m 2550m

(610m — 970m)

rain showers
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 790 m
3350m 3050m 2600m 1950m 2550m

(518m — 774m)

clear
clear
light rain
rain showers
moderate rain
Mid station 646 m
3600m 3250m 3100m 2100m 2150m

(589m — 869m)

Bouřňák webcam
thunderstorm
cloudy
light rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 729 m
3200m 3000m 2500m 1900m 2550m

(850m — 1135m)

1
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 992 m
3250m 3050m 2450m 1850m 2600m

(630m — 750m)

clear
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 690 m
3500m 3150m 2750m 2000m 2500m

(610m — 802m)

rain showers
thunderstorm
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 706 m
3250m 3050m 2400m 1850m 2650m

(750m — 958m)

Čenkovice webcam
clear
clear
moderate rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 854 m
3500m 3150m 2700m 2000m 2500m

(682m — 787m)

rain showers
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 734 m
3300m 3050m 2550m 1900m 2550m

(600m — 1001m)

rain showers
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 800 m
3400m 3100m 2650m 1950m 2550m

(600m — 985m)

clear
clear
moderate rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 792 m
3500m 3150m 2700m 2000m 2500m

(840m — 1165m)

3
clear
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 1002 m
3500m 3150m 2750m 2000m 2000m

(395m — 545m)

clear
clear
moderate rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 470 m
3450m 3100m 2700m 2000m 2400m

(650m — 740m)

České Petrovice webcam
clear
clear
moderate rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 695 m
3450m 3100m 2700m 2000m 2500m

(630m — 800m)

thunderstorm
light rain
light rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 715 m
3200m 3000m 2500m 1900m 2550m

(390m — 520m)

rain showers
rain showers
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 455 m
3300m 3050m 2550m 1900m 2550m

(610m — 850m)

clear
partly cloudy
moderate rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 730 m
3450m 3100m 2700m 1950m 2550m

(428m — 478m)

Dlouhoňovice webcam
rain showers
clear
moderate rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 453 m
3450m 3100m 2700m 1950m 2450m

(610m — 760m)

rain showers
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 685 m
3350m 3050m 2600m 1950m 2550m

(650m — 1140m)

Dolní Morava webcam
1
clear
clear
moderate rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 895 m
3500m 3100m 2700m 2000m 2500m

(480m — 550m)

Fajtův Kopec webcam
clear
clear
moderate rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 515 m
3500m 3200m 2750m 2000m 2250m

(675m — 890m)

clear
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 782 m
3500m 3150m 2750m 2000m 2000m

(650m — 1020m)

rain showers
thunderstorm
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 835 m
3300m 3050m 2550m 1950m 2550m

(540m — 1019m)

rain showers
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 780 m
3350m 3050m 2600m 1950m 2550m

(558m — 650m)

Hlinsko v Čechách webcam
rain showers
clear
heavy rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 604 m
3400m 3100m 2650m 1950m 2300m

(300m — 380m)

Hlubočky webcam
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 340 m
3650m 3250m 2900m 2100m 2250m

(630m — 1315m)

5
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 972 m
3350m 3050m 2550m 1950m 2550m

(1000m — 1235m)

Horní Mísečky - Medvědín webcam
16
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 1118 m
3350m 3050m 2600m 1950m 2550m

(590m — 700m)

clear
clear
light rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 645 m
3550m 3150m 2800m 2050m 2050m

(800m — 900m)

Horní Vltavice webcam
clear
thunderstorm
heavy rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 850 m
3500m 3150m 2700m 1950m 2250m

(450m — 672m)

Jablonec nad Jizerou - Kamenec webcam
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 561 m
3350m 3050m 2550m 1950m 2550m

(700m — 1260m)

2
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 980 m
3400m 3100m 2650m 1950m 2550m

(424m — 968m)

clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
moderate rain
Mid station 696 m
3600m 3200m 3050m 2050m 2150m

(540m — 1000m)

rain showers
partly cloudy
light rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 770 m
3300m 3000m 2500m 1900m 2500m

(600m — 850m)

Josefův Důl webcam
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 725 m
3300m 3050m 2550m 1900m 2550m