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

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Czech Republic

A–J

K–Q R–Z

Ski resorts in Czech Republic from A to J

Resort
snow depth
top and bottom

on-piste

off-piste

Last Snow

Next 9 Days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon

(710m — 802m)

1 cm
on 20 Apr
light rain part cloud light rain light rain rain showers
Mid station 756 m
1500m 2000m 1900m 1850m 2250m

(610m — 970m)

1 cm
on 21 Apr
light rain cloud light rain light rain rain showers
Mid station 790 m
1500m 2050m 1900m 1800m 2300m

(518m — 774m)

3 cm
on 16 Apr
cloud mod rain cloud rain showers light rain
Mid station 646 m
2000m 2500m 2200m 1950m 2000m

(589m — 869m)

6 cm
on 9 Apr
cloud cloud light rain cloud rain showers
Mid station 729 m
1550m 2000m 1900m 1900m 2400m

(850m — 1135m)

2 cm
on 25 Apr
light rain light rain mod rain light rain rain showers
Mid station 992 m
1600m 1950m 1950m 1900m 2500m

(630m — 750m)

4 cm
on 19 Apr
part cloud light rain part cloud light rain rain showers
Mid station 690 m
1650m 2250m 2100m 1850m 2200m

(610m — 802m)

12 cm
on 10 Apr
light rain light rain light rain light rain rain showers
Mid station 706 m
1600m 1950m 1900m 2000m 2500m

(750m — 958m)

Čenkovice webcam
1 cm
10 days ago
part cloud cloud part cloud light rain rain showers
Mid station 854 m
1650m 2250m 2050m 1850m 2250m

(682m — 787m)

2 cm
on 20 Apr
light rain cloud light rain light rain rain showers
Mid station 734 m
1500m 2000m 1850m 1800m 2250m

(600m — 1001m)

3 cm
on 20 Apr
light rain cloud cloud light rain light rain
Mid station 800 m
1550m 2050m 1950m 1850m 2250m

(600m — 985m)

1 cm
10 days ago
part cloud cloud part cloud light rain rain showers
Mid station 792 m
1650m 2250m 2050m 1850m 2200m

(840m — 1165m)

snow report 10 days ago

1 cm
10 days ago
part cloud light rain part cloud rain showers rain showers
Mid station 1002 m
1700m 2250m 2100m 1850m 2150m

(395m — 545m)

4 cm
on 19 Apr
part cloud cloud part cloud light rain rain showers
Mid station 470 m
1650m 2250m 2050m 1900m 2250m

(650m — 740m)

České Petrovice webcam
3 cm
on 19 Apr
part cloud cloud part cloud cloud rain showers
Mid station 695 m
1650m 2200m 2050m 1850m 2200m

(630m — 800m)

6 cm
on 10 Apr
light rain cloud light rain light rain rain showers
Mid station 715 m
1550m 1950m 1950m 1900m 2400m

(390m — 520m)

1 cm
on 11 Apr
light rain cloud light rain light rain rain showers
Mid station 455 m
1500m 2000m 1850m 1800m 2250m

(610m — 850m)

4 cm
on 19 Apr
part cloud light rain cloud light rain light rain
Mid station 730 m
1600m 2150m 2000m 1850m 2200m

(428m — 478m)

Dlouhoňovice webcam
4 cm
on 19 Apr
part cloud cloud cloud light rain rain showers
Mid station 453 m
1650m 2200m 2050m 1900m 2200m

(610m — 760m)

1 cm
on 20 Apr
light rain cloud light rain light rain light rain
Mid station 685 m
1550m 2050m 1950m 1800m 2300m

(650m — 1140m)

snow report 10 days ago

1 cm
10 days ago
part cloud cloud part cloud cloud rain showers
Mid station 895 m
1650m 2250m 2050m 1850m 2200m

(480m — 550m)

Fajtův Kopec webcam
3 cm
on 19 Apr
part cloud light rain part cloud rain showers rain showers
Mid station 515 m
1800m 2200m 2150m 1950m 2350m

(675m — 890m)

4 cm
on 19 Apr
part cloud light rain part cloud rain showers rain showers
Mid station 782 m
1700m 2250m 2100m 1850m 2150m

(650m — 1020m)

opens in 65 days 4 cm
on 20 Apr
light rain cloud light rain light rain rain showers
Mid station 835 m
1500m 2000m 1850m 1800m 2250m

(540m — 1019m)

3 cm
on 20 Apr
light rain cloud light rain light rain rain showers
Mid station 780 m
1500m 2050m 1900m 1800m 2300m

(300m — 380m)

Hlubočky webcam
1 cm
on 5 Apr
part cloud light rain part cloud part cloud rain showers
Mid station 340 m
1900m 2400m 2200m 1900m 2150m

(630m — 1315m)

opens in 72 days 5 cm
10 days ago
light rain cloud light rain light rain rain showers
Mid station 972 m
1500m 2000m 1850m 1800m 2250m

(1000m — 1235m)

snow report 10 days ago

3 cm
10 days ago
light rain cloud light rain light rain rain showers
Mid station 1118 m
1500m 2000m 1900m 1800m 2250m

(590m — 700m)

3 cm
on 19 Apr
part cloud light rain part cloud part cloud rain showers
Mid station 645 m
1750m 2300m 2150m 1900m 2150m

(800m — 900m)

2 cm
on 19 Apr
light rain cloud light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 850 m
1750m 2000m 2150m 2150m 2450m

(450m — 672m)

Jablonec nad Jizerou - Kamenec webcam
6 cm
on 11 Apr
light rain cloud light rain light rain rain showers
Mid station 561 m
1500m 2000m 1850m 1800m 2300m

(700m — 1260m)

opens in 64 days 3 cm
10 days ago
light rain cloud cloud light rain light rain
Mid station 980 m
1550m 2050m 2000m 1850m 2250m

(424m — 968m)

2 cm
on 19 Apr
cloud mod rain cloud rain showers rain showers
Mid station 696 m
1900m 2500m 2150m 1900m 1950m

(540m — 1000m)

opens in 71 days 1 cm
on 20 Apr
light rain part cloud light rain light rain rain showers
Mid station 770 m
1500m 2000m 1900m 1850m 2300m

(600m — 850m)

1 cm
on 20 Apr
light rain cloud light rain light rain rain showers
Mid station 725 m
1500m 2000m 1850m 1800m 2300m