Ez Ski Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is not terribly well known internationally for its downhill ski areas, but there are in fact more than 100 of them stretching across the country, the largest of which have at certain times made it in to international tour operators' brochures attracting skiers from across Europe.

It  is particularly popular to ski the Czech Republic amongst German skiers who pop over the border to enjoy lower prices and in some cases better ski slopes than they find in Germany. It’s also possible for skiers based anywhere in Europe to fly in to one of the Czech Republic’s airports on a low cost airline and find a small ski hill within a few kilometres.

Particular popular Czech ski resorts for German skiers and boarders include Železná Ruda Špičák, one of the largest ski centres in the Czech Republic and located very close to the German border.

It also has more challenging terrain than most of the country’s resorts including the Spicák sector with several kilometres of steep runs, linked by a ski bus to the other slopes.

There have been downhill ski slopes in the Czech Republic for more than a century but few have developed beyond a few drag lifts in a village meadow, most of them run by separate local owners, so common lift passes are a rarity.

There are several larger Czech ski resorts which have invested money in new lifts over the past few decades since the stagnation of the ‘communist block’ era has moved further in to the past.

The country’s largest is Špindlerův Mlýn, a scattered community centred around the old village of St. Peters, located in the central Krkonose Mountains, about 140 km (90 miles) from Prague. It has a beautiful Baroque church (1807) and was once popular with Franz Kafka and more recently the tennis legend Martina Navratilova.

One of the highest ski areas in the country and also with the longest slopes over a near 500m vertical and more lifts than most others including several modern chairlifts, there are two local ski areas. The highest ski area is Horni Misecky and snow cover is usually good to late April, with recent investment in snowmaking making up for any natural deficiencies if they ever occur. 

Pec pod Sněžkou is another of the Czech Republic's most famous resorts, located by Snezka (Snow) Mountain, the country's highest peak (1602m). Originally an iron mining town, tourism became more popular after the first World War and the first drag lift was installed more than 70 years ago. It has a dozen lifts, most of them drags, and a single challenging black run, the 600m long Hnědý vrch II descent.

Rokytnice nad Jizerou in the Jizera river valley offers skiing on Lysa Hora (the bald mountain), close to Harrachov.  It has the most lifts and one of the greatest vertical differences between its highest and lowest lifts but these are spread over four separate ski areas surrounding the small resort. There’s night skiing here to 9pm and some of the longest pistes in the country at up to 3.2km.
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Czech Republic: latest snow conditions round-up


CZECH REPUBLIC / SLOVAKIA REPORT There was some snowfall in the Czech and Slovak republics through the weekend but for most it was not a great deal, 5-10cm (2-4 inches) in the majority of cases. With the sun back out and temperatures low conditions are pretty good on the country's higher slopes and at bigger resorts. Jasna (30/80cm / 12/32"), for example, has about 90% of its trails open and lifts running.

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Czech Republic.

Fresh snow is forecast at 0 resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

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Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Czech Republic

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Ski resorts in Czech Republic from A to J

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Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
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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)
Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon

(710m — 802m)

snow report 3 days ago

Bedřichov webcam
2 cm
3 days ago
1
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 756 m
0m 0m 0m 1050m 1100m

(610m — 970m)

snow report 3 days ago

2 cm
3 days ago
1
2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 790 m
0m 0m 1550m 1050m 1100m

(518m — 774m)

snow report 3 days ago

Bílá webcam
6 cm
3 days ago
1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 646 m
0m 0m 0m 350m 900m

(589m — 869m)

snow report 4 days ago

1 cm
4 days ago
2
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 729 m
0m 0m 1700m 1300m 1250m

(850m — 1135m)

snow report 4 days ago

2 cm
4 days ago
1
2
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 992 m
1900m 2150m 1750m 1350m 1250m

(630m — 750m)

snow report 3 days ago

10 cm
3 days ago
1
1
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 690 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 1100m

(610m — 802m)

snow report 4 days ago

1 cm
4 days ago
2
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 706 m
1950m 2150m 1750m 1300m 1250m

(750m — 958m)

snow report 4 days ago

Čenkovice webcam
4 cm
4 days ago
1
1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 854 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 1000m

(682m — 787m)

snow report 3 days ago

3 cm
3 days ago
1
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 734 m
0m 0m 1550m 1100m 1100m

(600m — 1001m)

snow report 4 days ago

Černý Důl webcam
1 cm
4 days ago
1
2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 800 m
0m 0m 1550m 1100m 1100m

(600m — 985m)

snow report 4 days ago

4 cm
4 days ago
1
1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 792 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 1000m

(840m — 1165m)

snow report 3 days ago

13 cm
3 days ago
1
2
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1002 m
350m 0m 1500m 1050m 1150m

(395m — 545m)

snow report 5 days ago

2 cm
5 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 470 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 1100m

(650m — 740m)

snow report 4 days ago

České Petrovice webcam
5 cm
4 days ago
1
1
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 695 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 1050m

(630m — 800m)

snow report 4 days ago

2 cm
4 days ago
2
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 715 m
0m 0m 1700m 1350m 1250m

(390m — 520m)

snow report 3 days ago

2 cm
3 days ago
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 455 m
0m 0m 1550m 1050m 1100m

(610m — 850m)

snow report 5 days ago

Deštné v Orlických horách webcam
2 cm
5 days ago
1
1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 730 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 1100m

(428m — 478m)

snow report 5 days ago

Dlouhoňovice webcam
2 cm
5 days ago
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 453 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 1100m

(610m — 760m)

snow report 4 days ago

1 cm
4 days ago
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 685 m
0m 0m 1550m 1100m 1100m

(650m — 1140m)

snow report 3 days ago

8 cm
3 days ago
1
2
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 895 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 1050m

(480m — 550m)

snow report 5 days ago

Fajtův Kopec webcam
3 cm
5 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 515 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 1150m

(675m — 890m)

snow report 3 days ago

12 cm
3 days ago
1
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 782 m
400m 0m 1500m 1050m 1150m

(650m — 1020m)

snow report yesterday

Harrachov webcam
35
30
Artificial 5 cm
3 days ago
1
2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 835 m
0m 0m 1550m 1100m 1150m

(540m — 1019m)

snow report 3 days ago

2 cm
3 days ago
1
2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 780 m
0m 0m 1550m 1050m 1100m

(300m — 380m)

snow report 3 days ago

9 cm
3 days ago
1
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light rain
Mid station 340 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 850m

(630m — 1315m)

snow report yesterday

20
5
Artificial 4 cm
3 days ago
1
2
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 972 m
0m 0m 1600m 1100m 1150m

(1000m — 1235m)

snow report 3 days ago

Horní Mísečky - Medvědín webcam
4 cm
3 days ago
2
3
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1118 m
0m 0m 1550m 1100m 1150m

(590m — 700m)

snow report 3 days ago

9 cm
3 days ago
1
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 645 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 1050m

(800m — 900m)

snow report 3 days ago

Horní Vltavice webcam
4 cm
3 days ago
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 850 m
0m 2400m 1700m 1250m 1300m

(450m — 672m)

snow report 3 days ago

Jablonec nad Jizerou - Kamenec webcam
2 cm
3 days ago
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 561 m
0m 0m 1600m 1050m 1100m

(700m — 1260m)

snow report yesterday

Jánské Lázně - Černá hora webcam
35
30
Artificial 1 cm
4 days ago
1
2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 980 m
0m 0m 1550m 1100m 1100m

(424m — 968m)

snow report 3 days ago

7 cm
3 days ago
1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 696 m
0m 0m 0m 450m 900m

(540m — 1000m)

snow report yesterday

Ještěd webcam
50
10
Artificial 1 cm
4 days ago
1
1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 770 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 1050m

(600m — 850m)

snow report 3 days ago

Josefův Důl webcam
3 cm
3 days ago
1
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 725 m
0m 0m 1550m 1050m 1100m