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 2resorts. 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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next 9 days
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Weather Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

(710m — 802m)

Bedřichov webcam
3
light rain
light rain
rain showers
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 756 m
1700m 1600m 2250m 3100m 3150m

(610m — 970m)

3
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 790 m
1750m 1600m 2200m 3100m 3100m

(518m — 774m)

Bílá webcam
1
moderate rain
moderate rain
light rain
rain showers
cloudy
Mid station 646 m
2300m 1650m 2050m 2800m 3050m

(589m — 869m)

partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 729 m
1750m 1700m 2400m 3250m 3250m

(850m — 1135m)

5
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 992 m
1600m 1650m 2500m 3200m 3400m

(630m — 750m)

3
heavy rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 690 m
2000m 1600m 2000m 2900m 3100m

(610m — 802m)

rain showers
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 706 m
1550m 1650m 2500m 3200m 3400m

(750m — 958m)

Čenkovice webcam
3
moderate rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 854 m
2000m 1550m 2050m 3000m 3150m

(682m — 787m)

3
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 734 m
1700m 1600m 2200m 3050m 3100m

(600m — 1001m)

Černý Důl webcam
2
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 800 m
1750m 1650m 2150m 3100m 3100m

(600m — 985m)

3
moderate rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 792 m
2000m 1550m 2050m 2950m 3150m

(840m — 1165m)

9
heavy rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 1002 m
2050m 1600m 1950m 2900m 3100m

(395m — 545m)

moderate rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 470 m
1950m 1550m 2100m 3000m 3200m

(650m — 740m)

České Petrovice webcam
3
moderate rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 695 m
1950m 1550m 2050m 2950m 3150m

(630m — 800m)

1
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 715 m
1700m 1700m 2450m 3250m 3300m

(390m — 520m)

light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 455 m
1700m 1600m 2200m 3050m 3150m

(610m — 850m)

Deštné v Orlických horách webcam
2
moderate rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 730 m
1900m 1550m 2050m 2950m 3100m

(428m — 478m)

Dlouhoňovice webcam
moderate rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 453 m
1950m 1550m 2050m 3000m 3150m

(610m — 760m)

2
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 685 m
1750m 1600m 2150m 3100m 3100m

(650m — 1140m)

Dolní Morava webcam
3
moderate rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 895 m
2000m 1550m 2000m 2950m 3100m

(480m — 550m)

Fajtův Kopec webcam
moderate rain
light rain
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 515 m
1950m 1600m 2100m 3100m 3350m

(675m — 890m)

3
heavy rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 782 m
2050m 1600m 1950m 2900m 3100m

(650m — 1020m)

Harrachov webcam
5
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 835 m
1750m 1600m 2200m 3050m 3100m

(540m — 1019m)

Herlikovice webcam
3
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 780 m
1750m 1600m 2200m 3100m 3100m

(558m — 650m)

Hlinsko v Čechách webcam
moderate rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 604 m
1850m 1500m 2100m 3050m 3300m

(300m — 380m)

Hlubočky webcam
moderate rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 340 m
2200m 1650m 2100m 2950m 3100m

(630m — 1315m)

11
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 972 m
1750m 1600m 2150m 3100m 3100m

(1000m — 1235m)

4
11
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
Mid station 1118 m
1750m 1600m 2150m 3100m 3100m

(590m — 700m)

heavy rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 645 m
2150m 1650m 2000m 2900m 3100m

(800m — 900m)

Horní Vltavice webcam
light rain
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 850 m
1650m 1500m 2250m 3200m 3450m

(450m — 672m)

Jablonec nad Jizerou - Kamenec webcam
1
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 561 m
1750m 1600m 2200m 3100m 3150m

(700m — 1260m)

Jánské Lázně - Černá hora webcam
3
light rain
light rain
rain showers
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 980 m
1800m 1600m 2150m 3050m 3100m

(424m — 968m)

7
moderate rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
cloudy
Mid station 696 m
2300m 1600m 2000m 2750m 3000m

(540m — 1000m)

Ještěd webcam
2
light rain
light rain
rain showers
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 770 m
1700m 1600m 2300m 3150m 3150m

(600m — 850m)

2
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 725 m
1700m 1600m 2200m 3050m 3150m