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 95resorts. 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

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)
Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon

(710m — 802m)

Bedřichov webcam
6
16
light rain
light snow
clear
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 756 m
1550m 500m 350m 1350m 1950m

(610m — 970m)

7
1
22
light rain
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 790 m
1600m 600m 350m 1300m 1950m

(518m — 774m)

Bílá webcam
2
16
light rain
light snow
clear
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 646 m
1900m 1100m 300m 1150m 2000m

(589m — 869m)

2
8
cloudy
light snow
clear
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 729 m
1650m 450m 650m 1950m 1950m

(850m — 1135m)

3
2
16
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 992 m
1650m 500m 850m 2050m 2000m

(630m — 750m)

5
7
light rain
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 690 m
1850m 750m 300m 1300m 2100m

(610m — 802m)

3
1
13
light rain
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 706 m
1500m 500m 850m 2050m 1950m

(750m — 958m)

Čenkovice webcam
3
10
rain showers
snow showers
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 854 m
1800m 850m 350m 1100m 2050m

(682m — 787m)

7
22
moderate rain
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 734 m
1600m 550m 350m 1300m 1950m

(600m — 1001m)

Černý Důl webcam
5
1
18
light rain
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 800 m
1650m 600m 350m 1350m 2000m

(600m — 985m)

3
10
rain showers
snow showers
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 792 m
1800m 850m 350m 1100m 2050m

(840m — 1165m)

Červenohorské Sedlo webcam
5
8
light rain
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 1002 m
1850m 750m 300m 1450m 2150m

(395m — 545m)

3
rain showers
snow showers
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 470 m
1850m 850m 350m 1200m 2150m

(650m — 740m)

České Petrovice webcam
4
9
light rain
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 695 m
1800m 800m 300m 1150m 2150m

(630m — 800m)

2
7
cloudy
light snow
clear
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 715 m
1600m 450m 750m 1950m 1950m

(390m — 520m)

6
7
moderate rain
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 455 m
1600m 550m 350m 1300m 1950m

(610m — 850m)

Deštné v Orlických horách webcam
4
8
light rain
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 730 m
1800m 750m 300m 1200m 2100m

(428m — 478m)

Dlouhoňovice webcam
1
3
rain showers
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 453 m
1800m 850m 350m 1150m 2150m

(610m — 760m)

5
12
light rain
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 685 m
1650m 600m 350m 1350m 2000m

(650m — 1140m)

Dolní Morava webcam
5
10
light rain
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 895 m
1800m 800m 300m 1200m 2150m

(480m — 550m)

Fajtův Kopec webcam
2
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 515 m
2000m 950m 400m 1500m 2150m

(675m — 890m)

5
7
light rain
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 782 m
1850m 750m 300m 1450m 2150m

(650m — 1020m)

Harrachov webcam
10
32
moderate rain
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 835 m
1600m 550m 350m 1300m 1950m

(540m — 1019m)

Herlikovice webcam
7
1
21
light rain
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 780 m
1600m 600m 350m 1300m 1950m

(558m — 650m)

Hlinsko v Čechách webcam
1
3
cloudy
light snow
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 604 m
1900m 850m 350m 1500m 2150m

(300m — 380m)

Hlubočky webcam
rain showers
snow showers
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 340 m
1900m 1000m 300m 1100m 1900m

(630m — 1315m)

11
2
37
moderate rain
moderate snow
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 972 m
1600m 550m 350m 1250m 1900m

(1000m — 1235m)

Horní Mísečky - Medvědín webcam
15
2
35
light rain
moderate snow
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1118 m
1600m 600m 350m 1300m 1950m

(590m — 700m)

4
7
light rain
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 645 m
1850m 850m 300m 1200m 1650m

(800m — 900m)

Horní Vltavice webcam
2
8
partly cloudy
snow showers
clear
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 850 m
2050m 1000m 850m 2150m 2250m

(450m — 672m)

Jablonec nad Jizerou - Kamenec webcam
6
14
light rain
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 561 m
1600m 550m 350m 1250m 1950m

(700m — 1260m)

Jánské Lázně - Černá hora webcam
5
1
15
light rain
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 980 m
1650m 650m 350m 1400m 2050m

(424m — 968m)

2
14
light rain
light snow
clear
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 696 m
1850m 1050m 300m 1250m 2150m

(540m — 1000m)

Ještěd webcam
3
13
light rain
light snow
clear
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 770 m
1600m 500m 400m 1400m 1950m

(600m — 850m)

Josefův Důl webcam
7
22
moderate rain
light snow
clear
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 725 m
1600m 550m 350m 1300m 1950m