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
thunderstorm
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 756 m
3900m 3750m 3800m 3400m 3700m

(610m — 970m)

thunderstorm
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 790 m
3900m 3750m 3850m 3450m 3700m

(518m — 774m)

Bílá webcam
clear
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
clear
Mid station 646 m
3800m 3800m 3900m 3700m 3800m

(589m — 869m)

thunderstorm
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 729 m
4000m 3850m 3850m 3400m 3750m

(850m — 1135m)

thunderstorm
light rain
clear
rain showers
clear
Mid station 992 m
4050m 3900m 3900m 3400m 3800m

(630m — 750m)

clear
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 690 m
3900m 3850m 3950m 3600m 3850m

(610m — 802m)

partly cloudy
light rain
clear
rain showers
clear
Mid station 706 m
4050m 3900m 3900m 3400m 3800m

(750m — 958m)

Čenkovice webcam
clear
rain showers
clear
rain showers
clear
Mid station 854 m
3900m 3850m 3950m 3650m 3850m

(682m — 787m)

thunderstorm
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 734 m
3900m 3750m 3800m 3400m 3700m

(600m — 1001m)

Černý Důl webcam
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 800 m
3900m 3800m 3850m 3500m 3750m

(600m — 985m)

clear
rain showers
clear
rain showers
clear
Mid station 792 m
3900m 3850m 3950m 3650m 3850m

(840m — 1165m)

Červenohorské Sedlo webcam
clear
rain showers
clear
thunderstorm
clear
Mid station 1002 m
3900m 3800m 3950m 3650m 3850m

(395m — 545m)

clear
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 470 m
3950m 3850m 3950m 3650m 3850m

(650m — 740m)

České Petrovice webcam
clear
rain showers
clear
rain showers
clear
Mid station 695 m
3900m 3850m 3950m 3600m 3850m

(630m — 800m)

thunderstorm
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 715 m
4000m 3850m 3850m 3400m 3750m

(390m — 520m)

thunderstorm
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 455 m
3900m 3750m 3850m 3400m 3700m

(610m — 850m)

Deštné v Orlických horách webcam
partly cloudy
rain showers
clear
rain showers
clear
Mid station 730 m
3900m 3800m 3900m 3550m 3800m

(428m — 478m)

Dlouhoňovice webcam
clear
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 453 m
3900m 3850m 3950m 3600m 3850m

(610m — 760m)

partly cloudy
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 685 m
3900m 3800m 3850m 3450m 3700m

(650m — 1140m)

Dolní Morava webcam
clear
rain showers
clear
rain showers
clear
Mid station 895 m
3900m 3850m 3950m 3600m 3850m

(480m — 550m)

Fajtův Kopec webcam
clear
rain showers
clear
thunderstorm
clear
Mid station 515 m
4000m 3950m 4050m 3700m 3900m

(675m — 890m)

clear
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
clear
Mid station 782 m
3900m 3800m 3950m 3650m 3850m

(650m — 1020m)

Harrachov webcam
thunderstorm
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 835 m
3900m 3750m 3850m 3450m 3700m

(540m — 1019m)

Herlikovice webcam
thunderstorm
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 780 m
3900m 3750m 3850m 3450m 3700m

(558m — 650m)

Hlinsko v Čechách webcam
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
clear
Mid station 604 m
4000m 3850m 3950m 3600m 3850m

(300m — 380m)

Hlubočky webcam
clear
rain showers
clear
thunderstorm
clear
Mid station 340 m
3900m 3850m 3950m 3700m 3800m

(630m — 1315m)

thunderstorm
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 972 m
3900m 3750m 3850m 3450m 3700m

(1000m — 1235m)

Horní Mísečky - Medvědín webcam
thunderstorm
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 1118 m
3900m 3750m 3850m 3450m 3700m

(590m — 700m)

partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
clear
Mid station 645 m
3900m 3850m 3950m 3650m 3850m

(800m — 900m)

Horní Vltavice webcam
thunderstorm
partly cloudy
clear
rain showers
clear
Mid station 850 m
4100m 4000m 4050m 3650m 3900m

(450m — 672m)

Jablonec nad Jizerou - Kamenec webcam
thunderstorm
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 561 m
3900m 3750m 3850m 3450m 3700m

(700m — 1260m)

partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 980 m
3900m 3800m 3900m 3500m 3750m

(424m — 968m)

clear
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
clear
Mid station 696 m
3800m 3750m 3900m 3650m 3800m

(540m — 1000m)

Ještěd webcam
partly cloudy
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 770 m
3900m 3750m 3800m 3400m 3700m

(600m — 850m)

Josefův Důl webcam
thunderstorm
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 725 m
3900m 3750m 3800m 3400m 3700m