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 54resorts. Powder is reported at 1 resorts and 2 are reporting good piste conditions.

A–R

S–Z Best powder (1)Best piste conditions (2)

Ski resorts in Slovakia from A to R

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

(600m — 750m)

Bezovec webcam
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 675 m
350m 350m 400m 0m 0m

(735m — 900m)

3
3
7
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 818 m
200m 150m 150m 0m 0m

(470m — 650m)

Čachovo - Selce webcam
1
2
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 560 m
400m 400m 400m 0m 0m

(600m — 900m)

cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
cloudy
clear
Mid station 750 m
200m 200m 200m 0m 0m

(1238m — 1381m)

1
3
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1310 m
400m 300m 300m 0m 0m

(1100m — 2024m)

2
3
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1562 m
400m 300m 300m 0m 0m

(650m — 973m)

1
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
Mid station 812 m
350m 300m 350m 0m 0m

(430m — 535m)

3
4
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 482 m
500m 400m 400m 0m 0m

(950m — 2024m)

1
3
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1487 m
350m 300m 250m 0m 0m

(915m — 1402m)

snow report today

Donovaly webcam
55
40
Powder
Powder
2 days ago
2
3
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1158 m
350m 350m 350m 0m 0m

(555m — 1068m)

4
3
7
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 812 m
150m 100m 0m 0m 0m

(690m — 810m)

Drozdovo webcam
5
4
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 750 m
550m 400m 450m 0m 0m

(555m — 1068m)

1
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
Mid station 812 m
350m 300m 350m 0m 0m

(460m — 550m)

3
3
5
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 505 m
100m 150m 0m 0m 0m

(503m — 723m)

Hrinova/Kosutka webcam
2
4
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
Mid station 613 m
400m 400m 400m 0m 0m

(900m — 1142m)

1
1
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1021 m
250m 200m 150m 0m 0m

(585m — 705m)

Jahodná webcam
2
1
5
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 645 m
250m 250m 150m 0m 0m

(780m — 1060m)

1
1
4
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
snow showers
Mid station 920 m
350m 250m 250m 0m 0m

(540m — 769m)

Jasenská Dolina webcam
1
1
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 654 m
350m 300m 300m 0m 0m

(949m — 2024m)

snow report today

Jasná - Chopok webcam
50
30

Good

Varied
8 cm
2 days ago
Overcast skies // 20 Feb
2
3
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1486 m
400m 300m 300m 0m 0m

(245m — 396m)

Kálnica webcam
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 320 m
350m 350m 400m 0m 0m

(420m — 600m)

2
1
5
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 510 m
250m 250m 150m 0m 0m

(450m — 650m)

1
3
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 550 m
300m 250m 250m 0m 0m

(650m — 1246m)

5
2
11
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
clear
Mid station 948 m
250m 200m 150m 0m 0m

(620m — 820m)

snow report yesterday

80
50
Packed 4 days ago
4
3
8
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 720 m
300m 200m 200m 0m 0m

(840m — 910m)

2
5
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
Mid station 875 m
400m 400m 400m 0m 0m

(889m — 1232m)

2
5
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
Mid station 1060 m
400m 400m 400m 0m 0m

(805m — 929m)

2
5
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
Mid station 867 m
400m 400m 400m 0m 0m

(550m — 800m)

3
5
light snow
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 675 m
500m 400m 450m 0m 0m

(670m — 865m)

1
3
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 768 m
400m 350m 300m 0m 0m

(660m — 810m)

2
3
4
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 735 m
200m 150m 150m 0m 0m

(675m — 790m)

4
3
7
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 732 m
200m 100m 100m 0m 0m

(790m — 1396m)

snow report yesterday

Kubinska Hola webcam
60
40
Packed 4 days ago
1
1
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1093 m
250m 200m 200m 0m 0m

(500m — 710m)

1
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 605 m
300m 200m 200m 0m 0m

(940m — 1017m)

2
3
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 978 m
400m 400m 400m 0m 0m

(850m — 987m)

1
3
4
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 918 m
250m 100m 100m 0m 0m

(880m — 990m)

2
1
4
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 935 m
350m 200m 200m 0m 0m

(690m — 1070m)

1
3
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 880 m
350m 300m 300m 0m 0m

(669m — 920m)

Litmanová webcam
5
6
8
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 794 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(660m — 948m)

1
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 804 m
200m 150m 200m 0m 0m

(458m — 648m)

Makovica - Nižná Polianka webcam
5
3
7
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 553 m
0m 100m 0m 0m 0m

(504m — 1372m)

3
4
8
light snow
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 938 m
150m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(1150m — 1456m)

snow report yesterday

Martinky webcam
70
25
Packed 4 days ago
1
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1303 m
300m 250m 300m 0m 0m

(730m — 996m)

2
1
5
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 863 m
300m 150m 150m 0m 0m

(697m — 942m)

cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
cloudy
clear
Mid station 820 m
350m 300m 350m 0m 0m

(700m — 1035m)

Mraznica - Hnilčík webcam
2
1
6
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 868 m
300m 150m 150m 0m 0m

(595m — 900m)

Mýto pod Ďumbierom webcam
1
3
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 748 m
400m 350m 350m 0m 0m

(600m — 860m)

1
3
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 730 m
250m 150m 150m 0m 0m

(710m — 950m)

1
1
4
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
snow showers
Mid station 830 m
350m 250m 250m 0m 0m

(760m — 960m)

1
1
3
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 860 m
200m 150m 150m 0m 0m

(470m — 570m)

1
cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 520 m
200m 150m 100m 0m 0m

(450m — 580m)

3
4
light snow
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 515 m
400m 400m 450m 0m 0m

(403m — 595m)

3
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 499 m
300m 300m 400m 0m 0m

(470m — 912m)

4
3
8
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 691 m
250m 150m 100m 0m 0m

(800m — 850m)

6
5
9
light snow
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 825 m
200m 100m 100m 0m 0m

(700m — 900m)

Podjavorník webcam
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 800 m
300m 250m 300m 0m 0m

(800m — 987m)

1
2
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 894 m
400m 400m 400m 0m 0m

(1120m — 1300m)

3
3
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1210 m
400m 400m 400m 0m 0m

(610m — 905m)

2
3
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 758 m
400m 300m 250m 0m 0m

(649m — 786m)

5
3
10
light snow
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 718 m
250m 150m 100m 0m 0m

(506m — 743m)

1
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 624 m
250m 200m 200m 0m 0m

(595m — 875m)

1
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
cloudy
clear
Mid station 735 m
300m 300m 300m 0m 0m

(520m — 760m)

8
5
9
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 640 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(650m — 1005m)

1
1
5
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 828 m
150m 150m 100m 0m 0m

(1030m — 1454m)

Roháče - Zverovka/Spálená dolina webcam
5
5
11
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1242 m
200m 150m 150m 0m 0m

(567m — 1209m)

snow report yesterday

Ružomberok - Malino Brdo webcam
60
30
Packed 4 days ago
1
3
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 888 m
350m 250m 250m 0m 0m