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 22resorts. 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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Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
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on-piste
Powder
off-piste
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last snow
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next 9 days
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Weather Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon

(710m — 802m)

Bedřichov webcam
7
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 756 m
2800m 2650m 2550m 1700m 950m

(610m — 970m)

1
9
cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 790 m
2800m 2650m 2600m 1700m 950m

(518m — 774m)

7
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
moderate rain
light snow
Mid station 646 m
1400m 2350m 2550m 1650m 900m

(589m — 869m)

Bouřňák webcam
1
partly cloudy
light rain
cloudy
light rain
snow showers
Mid station 729 m
2800m 2700m 2850m 1800m 1050m

(850m — 1135m)

2
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 992 m
2850m 2850m 2950m 1850m 1000m

(630m — 750m)

1
4
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light snow
Mid station 690 m
1500m 2650m 2650m 1700m 900m

(610m — 802m)

partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 706 m
2850m 2800m 2950m 1850m 950m

(750m — 958m)

Čenkovice webcam
2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 854 m
1550m 2700m 2750m 1750m 900m

(682m — 787m)

9
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
light snow
Mid station 734 m
2800m 2650m 2550m 1650m 950m

(600m — 1001m)

6
cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 800 m
2850m 2650m 2650m 1700m 1000m

(600m — 985m)

2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 792 m
1550m 2700m 2750m 1750m 900m

(840m — 1165m)

7
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1002 m
2650m 2650m 2650m 1700m 900m

(395m — 545m)

partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 470 m
1550m 2750m 2800m 1750m 900m

(650m — 740m)

České Petrovice webcam
3
partly cloudy
rain showers
cloudy
light rain
light snow
Mid station 695 m
1550m 2650m 2700m 1700m 900m

(630m — 800m)

1
partly cloudy
light rain
cloudy
light rain
light snow
Mid station 715 m
2800m 2700m 2850m 1800m 1050m

(390m — 520m)

1
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 455 m
2800m 2650m 2550m 1650m 950m

(610m — 850m)

4
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 730 m
1550m 2600m 2650m 1700m 950m

(428m — 478m)

Dlouhoňovice webcam
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 453 m
1550m 2650m 2750m 1700m 900m

(610m — 760m)

4
cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
light snow
Mid station 685 m
2800m 2650m 2600m 1700m 950m

(650m — 1140m)

Dolní Morava webcam
5
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 895 m
1500m 2650m 2700m 1700m 900m

(480m — 550m)

Fajtův Kopec webcam
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 515 m
1500m 2850m 2900m 1950m 950m

(675m — 890m)

5
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light snow
Mid station 782 m
2650m 2650m 2650m 1700m 900m

(650m — 1020m)

12
cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 835 m
2800m 2650m 2550m 1650m 950m

(540m — 1019m)

1
8
cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 780 m
2800m 2650m 2600m 1700m 950m

(558m — 650m)

Hlinsko v Čechách webcam
2
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 604 m
1500m 2750m 2850m 1800m 950m

(300m — 380m)

Hlubočky webcam
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 340 m
1450m 2500m 2700m 1800m 900m

(630m — 1315m)

14
cloudy
light rain
cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 972 m
2800m 2600m 2550m 1650m 950m

(1000m — 1235m)

Horní Mísečky - Medvědín webcam
14
cloudy
light rain
cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1118 m
2800m 2650m 2600m 1650m 950m

(590m — 700m)

1
4
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light snow
Mid station 645 m
1500m 2600m 2700m 1750m 950m

(800m — 900m)

Horní Vltavice webcam
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 850 m
2800m 2800m 3000m 2000m 950m

(450m — 672m)

Jablonec nad Jizerou - Kamenec webcam
1
1
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 561 m
2800m 2650m 2600m 1650m 950m

(700m — 1260m)

6
cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 980 m
2850m 2650m 2650m 1700m 950m

(424m — 968m)

5
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
moderate rain
light snow
Mid station 696 m
1400m 2350m 2450m 1600m 900m

(540m — 1000m)

3
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 770 m
1500m 2700m 2600m 1700m 900m

(600m — 850m)

Josefův Důl webcam
1
9
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 725 m
2800m 2650m 2550m 1700m 950m