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 3resorts. Powder is reported at 2 resorts and 2 are reporting good piste conditions.

A–J

K–Q R–Z Best powder (2)Best piste conditions (2)

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)
Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

(710m — 802m)

Bedřichov webcam
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 756 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(610m — 970m)

snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 790 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 0m

(518m — 774m)

1
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 646 m
0m 0m 0m 250m 400m

(589m — 869m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 729 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(850m — 1135m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 992 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(630m — 750m)

snow showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 690 m
0m 0m 0m 350m 350m

(610m — 802m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 706 m
0m 0m 200m 400m 0m

(750m — 958m)

Čenkovice webcam
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 854 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(682m — 787m)

partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 734 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 0m

(600m — 1001m)

snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 800 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 0m

(600m — 985m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 792 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(840m — 1165m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1002 m
0m 0m 0m 400m 350m

(395m — 545m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 470 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(650m — 740m)

České Petrovice webcam
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 695 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(630m — 800m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 715 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(390m — 520m)

partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 455 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 0m

(610m — 850m)

partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 730 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(428m — 478m)

Dlouhoňovice webcam
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 453 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(610m — 760m)

snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 685 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 0m

(650m — 1140m)

Dolní Morava webcam
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 895 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 150m

(480m — 550m)

Fajtův Kopec webcam
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 515 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(675m — 890m)

partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 782 m
0m 0m 0m 400m 350m

(650m — 1020m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 835 m
0m 0m 0m 250m 0m

(540m — 1019m)

snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 780 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 0m

(558m — 650m)

Hlinsko v Čechách webcam
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 604 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(300m — 380m)

Hlubočky webcam
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 340 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(630m — 1315m)

snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 972 m
0m 0m 0m 250m 0m

(1000m — 1235m)

Horní Mísečky - Medvědín webcam
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1118 m
0m 0m 0m 250m 0m

(590m — 700m)

snow showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 645 m
0m 0m 0m 350m 300m

(800m — 900m)

Horní Vltavice webcam
1
light snow
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 850 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 800m

(450m — 672m)

Jablonec nad Jizerou - Kamenec webcam
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 561 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 0m

(700m — 1260m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 980 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 0m

(424m — 968m)

light snow
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 696 m
0m 0m 0m 250m 500m

(540m — 1000m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 770 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(600m — 850m)

Josefův Důl webcam
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 725 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m