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 1resorts. 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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next 9 days
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Weather Next 5 days weather forecast.
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(600m — 750m)

Bezovec webcam
rain showers
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 675 m
3150m 2450m 2100m 1350m 850m

(735m — 900m)

22
rain showers
moderate rain
light rain
light snow
light snow
Mid station 818 m
3150m 2500m 1750m 850m 800m

(470m — 650m)

Čachovo - Selce webcam
1
rain showers
light rain
light rain
clear
light snow
Mid station 560 m
3150m 2550m 2100m 1150m 700m

(600m — 900m)

9
1
light rain
light rain
moderate rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 750 m
3050m 2400m 1850m 850m 950m

(1238m — 1381m)

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10
rain showers
heavy rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1310 m
3150m 2600m 1950m 950m 750m

(1100m — 2024m)

13
2
rain showers
moderate rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1562 m
3150m 2550m 1950m 950m 700m

(650m — 973m)

9
rain showers
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 812 m
3150m 2450m 2050m 950m 800m

(430m — 535m)

rain showers
heavy rain
light rain
clear
light rain
Mid station 482 m
3250m 2650m 2100m 1250m 650m

(950m — 2024m)

14
1
rain showers
moderate rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1487 m
3150m 2550m 1900m 900m 750m

(915m — 1402m)

Donovaly webcam
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10
1
rain showers
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1158 m
3150m 2500m 2000m 1000m 700m

(555m — 1068m)

7
partly cloudy
moderate rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 812 m
3250m 2700m 2000m 950m 800m

(690m — 810m)

Drozdovo webcam
5
rain showers
light rain
light rain
clear
light snow
Mid station 750 m
3200m 2550m 2100m 1350m 700m

(555m — 1068m)

10
rain showers
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 812 m
3100m 2450m 2050m 950m 800m

(460m — 550m)

2
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 505 m
3250m 2700m 2000m 950m 800m

(503m — 723m)

Hrinova/Kosutka webcam
4
rain showers
heavy rain
light rain
clear
light rain
Mid station 613 m
3200m 2650m 2100m 1200m 700m

(900m — 1142m)

19
1
rain showers
light rain
light rain
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1021 m
3100m 2450m 1800m 850m 900m

(585m — 705m)

Jahodná webcam
3
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 645 m
3250m 2750m 2050m 1100m 850m

(780m — 1060m)

12
rain showers
moderate rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 920 m
3150m 2550m 1850m 900m 750m

(540m — 769m)

Jasenská Dolina webcam
7
rain showers
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 654 m
3150m 2450m 2000m 900m 750m

(949m — 2024m)

Jasná - Chopok webcam
13
1
rain showers
moderate rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1486 m
3150m 2550m 1950m 950m 750m

(245m — 396m)

Kálnica webcam
light rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 320 m
3100m 2450m 2100m 1350m 850m

(420m — 600m)

Kavečany webcam
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 510 m
3300m 2750m 2050m 1100m 850m

(450m — 650m)

6
rain showers
light rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 550 m
3150m 2500m 1850m 850m 750m

(650m — 1246m)

9
1
partly cloudy
moderate rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 948 m
3250m 2750m 2050m 1000m 800m

(620m — 820m)

13
rain showers
heavy rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 720 m
3150m 2600m 1850m 950m 750m

(840m — 910m)

7
rain showers
light rain
light rain
clear
light snow
Mid station 875 m
3150m 2550m 2050m 1100m 700m

(889m — 1232m)

7
2
rain showers
light rain
light rain
clear
light snow
Mid station 1060 m
3150m 2550m 2050m 1150m 700m

(805m — 929m)

7
rain showers
light rain
light rain
clear
light snow
Mid station 867 m
3150m 2550m 2050m 1150m 700m

(550m — 800m)

6
rain showers
moderate rain
light rain
clear
light snow
Mid station 675 m
3250m 2600m 2100m 1250m 650m

(670m — 865m)

6
rain showers
moderate rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 768 m
3150m 2550m 2000m 950m 700m

(660m — 810m)

18
1
rain showers
light rain
light rain
light snow
light snow
Mid station 735 m
3100m 2450m 1800m 850m 900m

(675m — 790m)

9
rain showers
heavy rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 732 m
3200m 2650m 1850m 900m 800m

(790m — 1396m)

18
rain showers
light rain
light rain
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1093 m
3100m 2450m 1800m 850m 900m

(500m — 710m)

7
rain showers
light rain
light rain
light snow
light snow
Mid station 605 m
3150m 2450m 1800m 850m 850m

(940m — 1017m)

8
1
rain showers
heavy rain
light rain
clear
light snow
Mid station 978 m
3200m 2650m 2050m 1150m 700m

(850m — 987m)

4
partly cloudy
heavy rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 918 m
3250m 2650m 1900m 900m 800m

(880m — 990m)

7
1
rain showers
heavy rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 935 m
3150m 2650m 1900m 950m 750m

(690m — 1070m)

10
rain showers
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 880 m
3150m 2500m 2000m 950m 700m

(669m — 920m)

Litmanová webcam
14
rain showers
heavy rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 794 m
3200m 2600m 1800m 850m 850m

(660m — 948m)

14
1
light rain
light rain
moderate rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 804 m
3050m 2400m 1850m 850m 1000m

(458m — 648m)

Makovica - Nižná Polianka webcam
8
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 553 m
3200m 2650m 2000m 950m 800m

(504m — 1372m)

11
rain showers
heavy rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 938 m
3200m 2650m 1850m 900m 800m

(1150m — 1456m)

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12
2
rain showers
light rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1303 m
3100m 2400m 2000m 850m 850m

(730m — 996m)

6
rain showers
heavy rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 863 m
3250m 2650m 1950m 950m 750m

(697m — 942m)

7
rain showers
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 820 m
3100m 2450m 2050m 1000m 800m

(700m — 1035m)

Mraznica - Hnilčík webcam
5
partly cloudy
heavy rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 868 m
3250m 2700m 1950m 900m 750m

(595m — 900m)

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6
rain showers
moderate rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 748 m
3150m 2600m 2000m 1000m 700m

(600m — 860m)

12
rain showers
light rain
light rain
light snow
light snow
Mid station 730 m
3150m 2450m 1800m 850m 850m

(710m — 950m)

11
rain showers
moderate rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 830 m
3150m 2550m 1850m 900m 750m

(760m — 960m)

24
1
rain showers
light rain
light rain
light snow
light snow
Mid station 860 m
3100m 2450m 1800m 850m 950m

(470m — 570m)

5
rain showers
light rain
light rain
light snow
light snow
Mid station 520 m
3100m 2450m 1800m 850m 1000m

(450m — 580m)

rain showers
light rain
light rain
clear
light rain
Mid station 515 m
3200m 2550m 2100m 1300m 700m

(403m — 595m)

light rain
rain showers
moderate rain
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 499 m
3150m 2450m 2100m 1350m 950m

(470m — 912m)

6
partly cloudy
moderate rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 691 m
3250m 2700m 2000m 950m 800m

(800m — 850m)

12
rain showers
heavy rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 825 m
3200m 2600m 1850m 900m 800m

(700m — 900m)

Podjavorník webcam
7
rain showers
light rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 800 m
3100m 2450m 2000m 900m 900m

(800m — 987m)

Podkonice - Pleše webcam
5
rain showers
light rain
light rain
clear
light snow
Mid station 894 m
3150m 2550m 2050m 1100m 700m

(1120m — 1300m)

12
2
rain showers
heavy rain
light rain
clear
light snow
Mid station 1210 m
3200m 2650m 2100m 1200m 700m

(610m — 905m)

8
rain showers
heavy rain
light rain
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 758 m
3150m 2600m 2000m 1000m 750m

(649m — 786m)

7
partly cloudy
heavy rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 718 m
3250m 2700m 1950m 950m 750m

(506m — 743m)

7
rain showers
light rain
light rain
light snow
light snow
Mid station 624 m
3100m 2450m 1800m 850m 850m

(595m — 875m)

7
rain showers
light rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 735 m
3100m 2450m 2000m 850m 800m

(520m — 760m)

12
partly cloudy
moderate rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 640 m
3200m 2650m 1950m 900m 800m

(650m — 1005m)

5
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 828 m
3250m 2700m 2050m 1000m 800m

(1030m — 1454m)

2
41
1
rain showers
moderate rain
light rain
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 1242 m
3150m 2500m 1800m 900m 750m

(567m — 1209m)

Ružomberok - Malino Brdo webcam
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12
rain showers
light rain
light rain
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 888 m
3150m 2500m 1850m 900m 750m