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 12resorts. Powder is reported at 1 resorts and 1 are reporting good piste conditions.

A–R

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

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
partly cloudy
Mid station 675 m
350m 300m 400m 150m 0m

(735m — 900m)

1
3
clear
clear
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 818 m
300m 400m 300m 0m 1150m

(470m — 650m)

Čachovo - Selce webcam
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 560 m
350m 350m 450m 200m 1150m

(600m — 900m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 750 m
300m 200m 200m 0m 0m

(1238m — 1381m)

1
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1310 m
350m 400m 450m 200m 1150m

(1100m — 2024m)

2
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1562 m
350m 350m 400m 200m 1150m

(650m — 973m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 812 m
250m 300m 250m 0m 1100m

(430m — 535m)

clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 482 m
400m 350m 550m 250m 1050m

(950m — 2024m)

2
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1487 m
300m 350m 400m 200m 1150m

(915m — 1402m)

snow report yesterday

Donovaly webcam
20
10
Powder
Powder
2 days ago
1
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1158 m
300m 350m 350m 150m 1100m

(555m — 1068m)

1
clear
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 812 m
200m 0m 250m 0m 0m

(690m — 810m)

Drozdovo webcam
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 750 m
350m 300m 400m 200m 1200m

(555m — 1068m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 812 m
250m 300m 250m 0m 1100m

(460m — 550m)

clear
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 505 m
150m 0m 200m 0m 0m

(503m — 723m)

Hrinova/Kosutka webcam
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 613 m
350m 350m 500m 200m 1150m

(900m — 1142m)

2
clear
clear
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1021 m
300m 350m 300m 0m 1150m

(585m — 705m)

Jahodná webcam
1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 645 m
250m 250m 250m 200m 0m

(780m — 1060m)

2
clear
clear
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 920 m
300m 400m 400m 150m 1150m

(540m — 769m)

Jasenská Dolina webcam
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 654 m
300m 300m 300m 0m 1000m

(949m — 2024m)

snow report 2 days ago

Jasná - Chopok webcam
2
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1486 m
350m 350m 400m 200m 1150m

(245m — 396m)

Kálnica webcam
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 320 m
350m 300m 350m 200m 0m

(420m — 600m)

1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 510 m
250m 250m 250m 200m 0m

(450m — 650m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 550 m
300m 300m 300m 0m 1100m

(650m — 1246m)

1
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 948 m
300m 250m 300m 200m 0m

(620m — 820m)

opens in 6 days
1
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 720 m
300m 400m 400m 200m 1150m

(840m — 910m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 875 m
300m 300m 400m 150m 1150m

(889m — 1232m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1060 m
350m 300m 400m 200m 1150m

(805m — 929m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 867 m
350m 350m 400m 200m 1150m

(550m — 800m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 675 m
400m 350m 500m 250m 1200m

(670m — 865m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 768 m
350m 350m 450m 200m 1150m

(660m — 810m)

1
2
clear
clear
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 735 m
300m 350m 250m 0m 1150m

(675m — 790m)

clear
clear
snow showers
clear
rain showers
Mid station 732 m
300m 450m 700m 200m 1200m

(790m — 1396m)

opens in 17 days
2
clear
clear
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1093 m
300m 350m 300m 0m 1150m

(500m — 710m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 605 m
300m 350m 300m 0m 1100m

(940m — 1017m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 978 m
350m 350m 500m 250m 1150m

(850m — 987m)

clear
clear
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 918 m
300m 450m 650m 200m 1250m

(880m — 990m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
rain showers
Mid station 935 m
350m 400m 750m 200m 1200m

(690m — 1070m)

1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 880 m
300m 300m 350m 0m 1100m

(669m — 920m)

Litmanová webcam
1
clear
clear
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 794 m
200m 400m 350m 0m 1150m

(660m — 948m)

clear
clear
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 804 m
300m 200m 200m 0m 1150m

(458m — 648m)

Makovica - Nižná Polianka webcam
1
3
clear
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 553 m
0m 0m 200m 0m 0m

(504m — 1372m)

clear
clear
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 938 m
250m 450m 550m 0m 1200m

(1150m — 1456m)

opens in 6 days
1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1303 m
300m 300m 250m 0m 1100m

(730m — 996m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
rain showers
Mid station 863 m
350m 400m 700m 200m 1200m

(697m — 942m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 820 m
300m 300m 250m 0m 1100m

(700m — 1035m)

Mraznica - Hnilčík webcam
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
rain showers
Mid station 868 m
350m 350m 650m 200m 1200m

(595m — 900m)

opens in 6 days
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 748 m
350m 350m 450m 200m 1150m

(600m — 860m)

2
clear
clear
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 730 m
300m 400m 300m 0m 1150m

(710m — 950m)

2
clear
clear
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 830 m
300m 400m 400m 200m 1150m

(760m — 960m)

1
2
clear
clear
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 860 m
300m 300m 250m 0m 1150m

(470m — 570m)

clear
clear
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 520 m
250m 250m 250m 0m 1150m

(450m — 580m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 515 m
350m 300m 400m 200m 1100m

(403m — 595m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 499 m
500m 400m 500m 150m 1250m

(470m — 912m)

1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
snow showers
Mid station 691 m
300m 300m 350m 150m 1050m

(800m — 850m)

1
clear
clear
snow showers
clear
rain showers
Mid station 825 m
300m 450m 700m 200m 1200m

(700m — 900m)

Podjavorník webcam
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 800 m
300m 250m 250m 0m 1150m

(800m — 987m)

Podkonice - Pleše webcam
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 894 m
350m 350m 450m 200m 1150m

(1120m — 1300m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1210 m
350m 350m 500m 200m 1150m

(610m — 905m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 758 m
350m 500m 500m 200m 1150m

(649m — 786m)

1
clear
clear
snow showers
clear
snow showers
Mid station 718 m
300m 300m 550m 200m 1000m

(506m — 743m)

clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 624 m
300m 350m 300m 0m 1100m

(595m — 875m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 735 m
300m 300m 250m 0m 1100m

(520m — 760m)

1
3
clear
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 640 m
0m 0m 200m 0m 0m

(650m — 1005m)

clear
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 828 m
200m 200m 250m 150m 0m

(1030m — 1454m)

1
1
6
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1242 m
300m 400m 350m 0m 1100m

(567m — 1209m)

Ružomberok - Malino Brdo webcam
opens in 6 days
2
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 888 m
300m 350m 300m 0m 1100m