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

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Czech Republic. Fresh snow is forecast at 0resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

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Ski resorts in Czech Republic from A to J

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Bedřichov webcam
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Mid station 756 m
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(610m — 970m)

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Mid station 790 m
2700m 2600m 1900m 2100m 2750m

(518m — 774m)

Bílá webcam
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clear
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Mid station 646 m
2800m 3050m 2400m 2350m 2900m

(589m — 869m)

partly cloudy
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Mid station 729 m
2750m 2500m 1750m 2050m 2600m

(850m — 1135m)

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Mid station 992 m
2800m 2500m 1650m 2050m 2600m

(630m — 750m)

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Mid station 690 m
2800m 2850m 2100m 2300m 2900m

(610m — 802m)

partly cloudy
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clear
Mid station 706 m
2800m 2500m 1650m 2000m 2600m

(750m — 958m)

Čenkovice webcam
clear
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Mid station 854 m
2800m 2900m 2100m 2300m 2900m

(682m — 787m)

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Mid station 734 m
2700m 2550m 1850m 2050m 2700m

(600m — 1001m)

Černý Důl webcam
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Mid station 800 m
2700m 2650m 1900m 2100m 2750m

(600m — 985m)

clear
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Mid station 792 m
2800m 2900m 2100m 2300m 2900m

(840m — 1165m)

Červenohorské Sedlo webcam
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light rain
Mid station 1002 m
2800m 2900m 2100m 2300m 2900m

(395m — 545m)

rain showers
clear
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Mid station 470 m
2850m 2900m 2100m 2300m 2900m

(650m — 740m)

České Petrovice webcam
clear
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Mid station 695 m
2800m 2850m 2050m 2250m 2850m

(630m — 800m)

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Mid station 715 m
2750m 2500m 1700m 2000m 2600m

(390m — 520m)

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Mid station 455 m
2700m 2600m 1850m 2050m 2700m

(610m — 850m)

Deštné v Orlických horách webcam
partly cloudy
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Mid station 730 m
2800m 2800m 2000m 2200m 2850m

(428m — 478m)

Dlouhoňovice webcam
clear
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Mid station 453 m
2800m 2850m 2050m 2250m 2900m

(610m — 760m)

rain showers
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Mid station 685 m
2700m 2650m 1900m 2100m 2750m

(650m — 1140m)

Dolní Morava webcam
rain showers
clear
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Mid station 895 m
2800m 2850m 2100m 2250m 2850m

(480m — 550m)

Fajtův Kopec webcam
rain showers
clear
light rain
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Mid station 515 m
2900m 3000m 2300m 2450m 2950m

(675m — 890m)

rain showers
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light rain
Mid station 782 m
2800m 2900m 2100m 2250m 2900m

(650m — 1020m)

Harrachov webcam
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Mid station 835 m
2700m 2600m 1850m 2050m 2700m

(540m — 1019m)

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Mid station 780 m
2700m 2600m 1900m 2100m 2750m

(558m — 650m)

Hlinsko v Čechách webcam
rain showers
clear
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Mid station 604 m
2850m 2900m 2150m 2350m 2900m

(300m — 380m)

Hlubočky webcam
rain showers
clear
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Mid station 340 m
2800m 2950m 2300m 2400m 2900m

(630m — 1315m)

rain showers
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light rain
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Mid station 972 m
2700m 2600m 1850m 2100m 2700m

(1000m — 1235m)

Horní Mísečky - Medvědín webcam
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Mid station 1118 m
2700m 2600m 1850m 2100m 2700m

(590m — 700m)

rain showers
clear
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light rain
Mid station 645 m
2800m 2950m 2200m 2350m 2900m

(800m — 900m)

Horní Vltavice webcam
partly cloudy
clear
light rain
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light rain
Mid station 850 m
2950m 3050m 2250m 2500m 2900m

(450m — 672m)

Jablonec nad Jizerou - Kamenec webcam
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Mid station 561 m
2700m 2600m 1850m 2100m 2700m

(700m — 1260m)

Jánské Lázně - Černá hora webcam
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Mid station 980 m
2700m 2650m 1900m 2100m 2750m

(424m — 968m)

partly cloudy
clear
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Mid station 696 m
2800m 3000m 2300m 2350m 2850m

(540m — 1000m)

Ještěd webcam
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Mid station 770 m
2700m 2550m 1850m 2050m 2700m

(600m — 850m)

Josefův Důl webcam
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Mid station 725 m
2700m 2600m 1850m 2050m 2700m