Lo Ski Slovakia

Since separating itself from being the latter half (in name order only) of Czecheslovakia several decades ago now, the Slovak Republic to the east of the Czech Republic and north of Austria has emerged as one of Europe’s leading ski nations.

Ski guide books published in the country reveal that there are more than 300, mostly small, Slovakia Republic ski resorts, although some of these are in fact adjacent hillsides in the same village.

The Tatra and Giant mountains here are a little higher than those of the Czech Republic and half a dozen Slovak ski areas have lifts stretching up towards 2000m. This allows for verticals of over 1,000m to be feasible.

Slovakia’s ski resorts saw little modern development during the communist block era but in recent decades the arrival of private capital to invest, and Slovakia’s entry to the European Community has allowed for the country’s better resorts to invest in modern lifts, snowmaking and off-slope facilities. These are all provided at typically half the price of a ski holiday/lift pass elsewhere in the EC, particularly the Alps, making the Slovak Republic an appealing low cost ski destination for many.

However many of the country’s more famous ski areas have been attracting winter sports fans for at least a century, so they have a heritage that pre-dates all of the differing 20th century political systems.

Tatranská Lomnica, located beneath Lomnicky Stit, the second highest mountain in the Tatra mountains, is one of the Slovak Republic’s best known ski areas with a big vertical served by a couple of gondolas. Founded as a tourist destination with its first hotel back in the 1870s, the slightly more recent Majestic Grand Hotel Praha is one of the best ski hotels in Eastern Europe.

Jasna is another major centre with more than 1000m of vertical and more than 20 lifts, including a gondola added in 2009. This was an early pioneer in the winter sports industry that his grown to become one of the larger resorts in the region.

World Cup races were staged here back in the 1930s and the resort was actually part of a regional bid to host the 2006 Winter Olympics, losing out to Torino in Italy. The ski slopes are divided in to two main sectors on the north and south sides of Mt Chopok where there are three ski areas, Zahradky, Otupne and Chopok-North along with a snowpark and several freeride zones.

A third major ski area, Vrátna (Vratna Dolina), has a reputation for some of the best off piste powder terrain for those who wish to board or ski Slovakia, with again more than 1000m of lift served vertical, runs up to 3km (two miles) long and more than a dozen lifts on Chleb mountain, including a modern gondola and a quad chairlift which was installed in the late 1990s after the resort was privatized.

The ski area is also known for its great natural beauty and was made Slovakia's fourth national park in 1988.
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Slovakia: latest snow conditions round-up

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Slovakia. 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 Slovakia from A to R

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(600m — 750m)

clear
clear
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light rain
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Mid station 675 m
3250m 3100m 3050m 2650m 1900m

(735m — 900m)

clear
clear
light rain
moderate rain
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Mid station 818 m
3200m 3050m 2850m 2650m 1850m

(470m — 650m)

Čachovo - Selce webcam
clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 560 m
3250m 3100m 2900m 2750m 2150m

(600m — 900m)

clear
clear
light rain
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Mid station 750 m
3250m 3050m 2900m 2550m 1750m

(1238m — 1381m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 1310 m
3250m 3100m 2850m 2700m 2100m

(1100m — 2024m)

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clear
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partly cloudy
light rain
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Mid station 1562 m
3250m 3100m 2900m 2700m 2050m

(650m — 973m)

clear
clear
rain showers
light rain
heavy rain
Mid station 812 m
3250m 3100m 2950m 2700m 1900m

(430m — 535m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
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Mid station 482 m
3250m 3150m 3000m 2750m 2200m

(950m — 2024m)

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clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
light snow
Mid station 1487 m
3250m 3100m 2850m 2700m 1950m

(915m — 1402m)

Donovaly webcam
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clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 1158 m
3250m 3100m 2900m 2750m 2050m

(555m — 1068m)

clear
clear
rain showers
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 812 m
3200m 3150m 2850m 2650m 2200m

(690m — 810m)

clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
heavy rain
Mid station 750 m
3250m 3100m 3000m 2750m 2150m

(555m — 1068m)

clear
clear
rain showers
light rain
heavy rain
Mid station 812 m
3250m 3100m 2900m 2700m 1900m

(460m — 550m)

clear
clear
rain showers
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 505 m
3200m 3100m 2850m 2650m 2250m

(503m — 723m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
heavy rain
Mid station 613 m
3250m 3150m 2950m 2750m 2250m

(900m — 1142m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
moderate rain
moderate rain
Mid station 1021 m
3250m 3050m 2850m 2700m 1800m

(585m — 705m)

Jahodná webcam
clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 645 m
3250m 3150m 2900m 2700m 2350m

(780m — 1060m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 920 m
3250m 3100m 2850m 2700m 1950m

(540m — 769m)

Jasenská Dolina webcam
clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 654 m
3250m 3100m 2900m 2700m 1900m

(949m — 2024m)

Jasná - Chopok webcam
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13
clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
light snow
Mid station 1486 m
3250m 3100m 2850m 2700m 2050m

(245m — 396m)

Kálnica webcam
clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 320 m
3250m 3100m 3050m 2650m 1850m

(420m — 600m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 510 m
3250m 3150m 2900m 2700m 2350m

(450m — 650m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 550 m
3250m 3100m 2900m 2700m 1900m

(650m — 1246m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
heavy rain
Mid station 948 m
3250m 3150m 2900m 2700m 2300m

(620m — 820m)

clear
clear
rain showers
moderate rain
heavy rain
Mid station 720 m
3200m 3100m 2850m 2700m 2000m

(840m — 910m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
heavy rain
Mid station 875 m
3250m 3100m 2950m 2750m 2100m

(889m — 1232m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
heavy rain
Mid station 1060 m
3250m 3100m 2950m 2750m 2100m

(805m — 929m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 867 m
3250m 3100m 2950m 2750m 2100m

(550m — 800m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
heavy rain
Mid station 675 m
3250m 3100m 2950m 2750m 2200m

(670m — 865m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 768 m
3250m 3100m 2900m 2700m 2100m

(660m — 810m)

clear
clear
light rain
moderate rain
moderate rain
Mid station 735 m
3200m 3050m 2850m 2650m 1800m

(675m — 790m)

clear
clear
rain showers
moderate rain
heavy rain
Mid station 732 m
3250m 3100m 2850m 2650m 2050m

(790m — 1396m)

Kubinska Hola webcam
clear
clear
partly cloudy
moderate rain
moderate rain
Mid station 1093 m
3250m 3100m 2850m 2700m 1850m

(500m — 710m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
moderate rain
moderate rain
Mid station 605 m
3250m 3100m 2850m 2700m 1850m

(940m — 1017m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
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Mid station 978 m
3250m 3100m 2950m 2750m 2250m

(850m — 987m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
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Mid station 918 m
3250m 3100m 2850m 2650m 2100m

(880m — 990m)

clear
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partly cloudy
light rain
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Mid station 935 m
3250m 3100m 2850m 2700m 2050m

(690m — 1070m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
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Mid station 880 m
3250m 3100m 2900m 2750m 2000m

(669m — 920m)

Litmanová webcam
clear
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light rain
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Mid station 794 m
3200m 3100m 2850m 2600m 2000m

(660m — 948m)

clear
clear
light rain
heavy rain
moderate rain
Mid station 804 m
3250m 3050m 2900m 2600m 1750m

(458m — 648m)

Makovica - Nižná Polianka webcam
clear
clear
rain showers
light rain
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Mid station 553 m
3150m 3100m 2800m 2600m 2200m

(504m — 1372m)

clear
clear
rain showers
moderate rain
moderate rain
Mid station 938 m
3250m 3100m 2850m 2650m 2050m

(1150m — 1456m)

Martinky webcam
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clear
clear
partly cloudy
moderate rain
light snow
Mid station 1303 m
3250m 3050m 2900m 2700m 1850m

(730m — 996m)

clear
clear
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light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 863 m
3250m 3100m 2900m 2700m 2150m

(697m — 942m)

clear
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rain showers
light rain
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Mid station 820 m
3250m 3050m 2950m 2700m 1850m

(700m — 1035m)

Mraznica - Hnilčík webcam
clear
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partly cloudy
light rain
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Mid station 868 m
3250m 3100m 2900m 2700m 2150m

(595m — 900m)

Mýto pod Ďumbierom webcam
clear
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light rain
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Mid station 748 m
3250m 3100m 2900m 2700m 2150m

(600m — 860m)

clear
clear
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moderate rain
moderate rain
Mid station 730 m
3200m 3050m 2850m 2650m 1850m

(710m — 950m)

clear
clear
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light rain
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Mid station 830 m
3250m 3100m 2850m 2700m 1950m

(760m — 960m)

clear
clear
light rain
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Mid station 860 m
3250m 3050m 2850m 2650m 1800m

(470m — 570m)

clear
clear
light rain
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moderate rain
Mid station 520 m
3250m 3050m 2850m 2600m 1750m

(450m — 580m)

clear
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partly cloudy
light rain
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Mid station 515 m
3250m 3100m 2950m 2750m 2100m

(403m — 595m)

clear
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cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 499 m
3200m 3100m 3100m 2500m 1650m

(470m — 912m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
heavy rain
Mid station 691 m
3250m 3100m 2900m 2700m 2200m

(800m — 850m)

clear
clear
rain showers
moderate rain
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Mid station 825 m
3250m 3100m 2850m 2650m 2000m

(700m — 900m)

clear
clear
rain showers
moderate rain
moderate rain
Mid station 800 m
3250m 3050m 2900m 2650m 1800m

(800m — 987m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
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Mid station 894 m
3250m 3100m 2900m 2750m 2150m

(1120m — 1300m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
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Mid station 1210 m
3250m 3100m 2950m 2750m 2200m

(610m — 905m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
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Mid station 758 m
3250m 3100m 2900m 2700m 2150m

(649m — 786m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
heavy rain
Mid station 718 m
3250m 3100m 2900m 2700m 2200m

(506m — 743m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
moderate rain
moderate rain
Mid station 624 m
3250m 3100m 2850m 2700m 1850m

(595m — 875m)

clear
clear
rain showers
moderate rain
moderate rain
Mid station 735 m
3250m 3050m 2900m 2700m 1850m

(520m — 760m)

clear
clear
rain showers
moderate rain
moderate rain
Mid station 640 m
3150m 3100m 2800m 2600m 2200m

(650m — 1005m)

clear
clear
rain showers
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 828 m
3200m 3150m 2850m 2650m 2250m

(1030m — 1454m)

Roháče - Zverovka/Spálená dolina webcam
clear
clear
light rain
moderate rain
heavy rain
Mid station 1242 m
3200m 3100m 2850m 2650m 1900m

(567m — 1209m)

Ružomberok - Malino Brdo webcam
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clear
partly cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 888 m
3250m 3100m 2900m 2700m 1900m