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 3 are reporting good piste conditions.

A–R

S–Z Best piste conditions (3)

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)
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

(600m — 750m)

Bezovec webcam
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 675 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(735m — 900m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 818 m
1500m 550m 300m 150m 450m

(470m — 650m)

Čachovo - Selce webcam
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 560 m
700m 400m 450m 350m 400m

(600m — 900m)

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

(1238m — 1381m)

snow report yesterday

60
30
Packed 9 days ago
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1310 m
800m 450m 500m 350m 400m

(1100m — 2024m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1562 m
750m 400m 500m 300m 400m

(650m — 973m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 812 m
0m 250m 0m 0m 0m

(430m — 535m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 482 m
0m 200m 200m 100m 150m

(950m — 2024m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1487 m
750m 450m 450m 300m 450m

(915m — 1402m)

snow report today

Donovaly webcam
60
55
Powder
Powder
7 days ago
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1158 m
650m 400m 400m 300m 350m

(555m — 1068m)

clear
clear
clear
light snow
clear
Mid station 812 m
200m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(690m — 810m)

Drozdovo webcam
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 750 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(555m — 1068m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 812 m
300m 250m 0m 0m 150m

(460m — 550m)

cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
clear
Mid station 505 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(503m — 723m)

Hrinova/Kosutka webcam
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 613 m
400m 300m 400m 300m 250m

(900m — 1142m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1021 m
800m 500m 150m 200m 450m

(585m — 705m)

Jahodná webcam
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 645 m
0m 0m 0m 100m 0m

(780m — 1060m)

clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 920 m
750m 450m 450m 250m 450m

(540m — 769m)

Jasenská Dolina webcam
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 654 m
650m 350m 200m 200m 300m

(949m — 2024m)

snow report 2 days ago

Jasná - Chopok webcam
55
35

Excellent
Hard
10 cm
8 days ago
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1486 m
750m 450m 500m 300m 450m

(245m — 396m)

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

(420m — 600m)

Kavečany webcam
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 510 m
0m 0m 0m 100m 0m

(450m — 650m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 550 m
700m 400m 300m 250m 400m

(650m — 1246m)

clear
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 948 m
0m 150m 150m 100m 0m

(620m — 820m)

snow report yesterday

70
10
Artificial 7 days ago
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 720 m
1200m 650m 450m 250m 450m

(840m — 910m)

partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 875 m
550m 350m 300m 250m 300m

(889m — 1232m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1060 m
500m 350m 250m 250m 300m

(805m — 929m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 867 m
550m 350m 350m 250m 300m

(550m — 800m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 675 m
350m 300m 350m 250m 250m

(670m — 865m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 768 m
700m 400m 500m 300m 400m

(660m — 810m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
clear
Mid station 735 m
800m 500m 0m 150m 450m

(675m — 790m)

clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 732 m
800m 600m 400m 150m 400m

(790m — 1396m)

snow report yesterday

90
60
Packed 10 days ago
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1093 m
800m 500m 200m 200m 450m

(500m — 710m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 605 m
800m 450m 300m 200m 450m

(940m — 1017m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 978 m
500m 350m 450m 300m 250m

(850m — 987m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 918 m
850m 550m 350m 150m 150m

(880m — 990m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 935 m
1400m 700m 500m 250m 400m

(690m — 1070m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 880 m
650m 350m 350m 250m 350m

(669m — 920m)

Litmanová webcam
clear
clear
clear
snow showers
clear
Mid station 794 m
850m 600m 300m 0m 250m

(660m — 948m)

clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 804 m
800m 200m 0m 0m 0m

(458m — 648m)

Makovica - Nižná Polianka webcam
1
cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 553 m
150m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(504m — 1372m)

clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 938 m
800m 600m 350m 0m 300m

(1150m — 1456m)

snow report 10 days ago

50
65

Excellent

Powder
10 cm
10 days ago
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1303 m
700m 400m 0m 150m 300m

(730m — 996m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 863 m
700m 450m 400m 200m 250m

(697m — 942m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 820 m
0m 150m 0m 0m 0m

(700m — 1035m)

Mraznica - Hnilčík webcam
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 868 m
650m 450m 350m 150m 150m

(595m — 900m)

snow report yesterday

70
60
Artificial 7 days ago
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 748 m
700m 400m 500m 350m 400m

(600m — 860m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 730 m
800m 550m 350m 200m 500m

(710m — 950m)

clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 830 m
800m 450m 450m 250m 450m

(760m — 960m)

clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 860 m
800m 500m 0m 150m 400m

(470m — 570m)

clear
clear
cloudy
snow showers
clear
Mid station 520 m
800m 500m 0m 0m 300m

(450m — 580m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 515 m
0m 250m 0m 0m 200m

(403m — 595m)

clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 499 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(470m — 912m)

clear
partly cloudy
clear
snow showers
clear
Mid station 691 m
400m 300m 200m 0m 0m

(800m — 850m)

clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 825 m
1450m 800m 400m 150m 450m

(700m — 900m)

Podjavorník webcam
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 800 m
0m 150m 0m 0m 0m

(800m — 987m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 894 m
700m 400m 450m 350m 400m

(1120m — 1300m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1210 m
450m 300m 400m 300m 250m

(610m — 905m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 758 m
700m 400m 500m 300m 400m

(649m — 786m)

clear
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 718 m
450m 400m 250m 100m 0m

(506m — 743m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 624 m
800m 500m 300m 200m 500m

(595m — 875m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 735 m
500m 300m 0m 0m 200m

(520m — 760m)

1
clear
clear
clear
light snow
clear
Mid station 640 m
500m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(650m — 1005m)

clear
clear
clear
light snow
clear
Mid station 828 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(1030m — 1454m)

clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1242 m
1150m 500m 350m 150m 450m

(567m — 1209m)

snow report yesterday

Ružomberok - Malino Brdo webcam
70
40
Artificial 7 days ago
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 888 m
700m 400m 350m 250m 400m