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 19resorts. Powder is reported at 1 resorts and 2 are reporting good piste conditions.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Slovakia

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)
Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

(600m — 750m)

Bezovec webcam
2
1
1
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 675 m
200m 1100m 1100m 1200m 1350m

(735m — 900m)

1
13
light snow
rain showers
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 818 m
250m 1000m 1750m 1400m 1300m

(470m — 650m)

Čachovo - Selce webcam
1
2
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 560 m
250m 500m 900m 1300m 1500m

(600m — 900m)

5
2
8
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 750 m
250m 1350m 1550m 1150m 1100m

(1238m — 1381m)

1
7
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1310 m
250m 750m 1250m 1300m 1400m

(1100m — 2024m)

1
10
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1562 m
250m 700m 1250m 1350m 1400m

(650m — 973m)

4
1
6
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 812 m
250m 1000m 1000m 1250m 1300m

(430m — 535m)

2
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 482 m
200m 0m 900m 1000m 1600m

(950m — 2024m)

1
12
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1487 m
250m 850m 1400m 1350m 1400m

(915m — 1402m)

snow report today

Donovaly webcam
55
45
Powder
Powder
2 days ago
3
2
9
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1158 m
250m 550m 850m 1300m 1400m

(555m — 1068m)

1
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 812 m
200m 0m 1100m 800m 900m

(690m — 810m)

Drozdovo webcam
2
2
1
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 750 m
150m 900m 900m 1350m 1450m

(555m — 1068m)

4
1
7
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 812 m
250m 950m 950m 1300m 1300m

(460m — 550m)

2
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 505 m
150m 0m 1100m 800m 900m

(503m — 723m)

Hrinova/Kosutka webcam
2
1
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 613 m
250m 250m 800m 1150m 1500m

(900m — 1142m)

1
16
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1021 m
250m 1000m 1600m 1350m 1250m

(585m — 705m)

Jahodná webcam
1
clear
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 645 m
150m 0m 950m 750m 850m

(780m — 1060m)

1
10
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 920 m
250m 900m 1550m 1400m 1350m

(540m — 769m)

Jasenská Dolina webcam
3
7
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 654 m
200m 800m 900m 1350m 1350m

(949m — 2024m)

snow report yesterday

Jasná - Chopok webcam
50
15

Good

Varied
10 cm
2 days ago
1
10
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1486 m
250m 800m 1300m 1350m 1400m

(245m — 396m)

Kálnica webcam
2
1
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 320 m
200m 1100m 1150m 1150m 1300m

(420m — 600m)

1
clear
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 510 m
150m 0m 950m 750m 850m

(450m — 650m)

3
7
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 550 m
250m 800m 1300m 1300m 1300m

(650m — 1246m)

1
2
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 948 m
150m 0m 900m 750m 1400m

(620m — 820m)

snow report yesterday

50
40
Packed 2 days ago
1
8
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 720 m
250m 800m 1500m 1300m 1400m

(840m — 910m)

3
1
5
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 875 m
250m 600m 850m 1300m 1450m

(889m — 1232m)

4
1
6
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1060 m
250m 650m 850m 1300m 1450m

(805m — 929m)

3
1
5
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 867 m
250m 550m 850m 1300m 1450m

(550m — 800m)

3
1
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 675 m
250m 300m 900m 1250m 1550m

(670m — 865m)

1
4
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 768 m
250m 600m 1100m 1300m 1400m

(660m — 810m)

1
11
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 735 m
250m 1050m 1650m 1350m 1250m

(675m — 790m)

6
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 732 m
250m 900m 1650m 1350m 1400m

(790m — 1396m)

snow report yesterday

Kubinska Hola webcam
60
40
Packed 2 days ago
1
17
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1093 m
250m 1000m 1600m 1350m 1250m

(500m — 710m)

1
9
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 605 m
250m 950m 1550m 1350m 1300m

(940m — 1017m)

2
1
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 978 m
250m 300m 800m 1150m 1450m

(850m — 987m)

3
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 918 m
250m 900m 1450m 1400m 1400m

(880m — 990m)

6
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 935 m
250m 800m 1400m 1300m 1450m

(690m — 1070m)

3
1
8
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 880 m
250m 600m 850m 1300m 1350m

(669m — 920m)

Litmanová webcam
5
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 794 m
250m 1050m 2150m 1600m 1300m

(660m — 948m)

3
1
11
snow showers
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 804 m
250m 1300m 1600m 1200m 1150m

(458m — 648m)

Makovica - Nižná Polianka webcam
3
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 553 m
100m 0m 1150m 850m 850m

(504m — 1372m)

4
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 938 m
250m 950m 1950m 1500m 1350m

(1150m — 1456m)

snow report yesterday

Martinky webcam
65
25
Packed 2 days ago
3
2
15
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 1303 m
250m 950m 1000m 1300m 1300m

(730m — 996m)

3
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 863 m
250m 450m 1100m 1250m 1400m

(697m — 942m)

3
1
6
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 820 m
250m 1150m 1050m 1250m 1300m

(700m — 1035m)

Mraznica - Hnilčík webcam
3
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 868 m
250m 350m 950m 1250m 1400m

(595m — 900m)

Mýto pod Ďumbierom webcam
1
3
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 748 m
250m 500m 850m 1250m 1400m

(600m — 860m)

1
10
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 730 m
250m 1050m 1700m 1400m 1300m

(710m — 950m)

1
8
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 830 m
250m 850m 1550m 1350m 1400m

(760m — 960m)

2
1
14
light snow
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 860 m
250m 1050m 1600m 1300m 1250m

(470m — 570m)

1
7
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 520 m
250m 1050m 1700m 1250m 1150m

(450m — 580m)

2
1
1
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 515 m
200m 900m 900m 1350m 1450m

(403m — 595m)

2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 499 m
300m 1200m 1250m 1400m 1300m

(470m — 912m)

1
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 691 m
200m 150m 950m 800m 1400m

(800m — 850m)

8
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 825 m
250m 900m 1550m 1300m 1400m

(700m — 900m)

Podjavorník webcam
3
1
7
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 800 m
250m 1200m 1100m 1200m 1200m

(800m — 987m)

1
5
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 894 m
250m 550m 900m 1300m 1450m

(1120m — 1300m)

3
1
1
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 1210 m
250m 250m 800m 1150m 1500m

(610m — 905m)

3
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 758 m
250m 550m 1050m 1200m 1400m

(649m — 786m)

2
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 718 m
200m 200m 950m 800m 1400m

(506m — 743m)

1
9
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 624 m
250m 1000m 1650m 1350m 1300m

(595m — 875m)

3
1
7
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 735 m
250m 950m 1000m 1250m 1300m

(520m — 760m)

3
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 640 m
150m 0m 1200m 850m 1300m

(650m — 1005m)

1
clear
cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 828 m
150m 0m 1050m 800m 850m

(1030m — 1454m)

Roháče - Zverovka/Spálená dolina webcam
4
2
22
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1242 m
250m 850m 1650m 1350m 1350m

(567m — 1209m)

snow report yesterday

Ružomberok - Malino Brdo webcam
50
30
Packed 2 days ago
2
10
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 888 m
250m 850m 1350m 1350m 1350m