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 50resorts. Powder is reported at 1 resorts and 1 are reporting good piste conditions.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Czech Republic

A–J

K–Q R–Z Best powder (1)Best piste conditions (1)

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
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off-piste
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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)
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

(710m — 802m)

snow report yesterday

Bedřichov webcam
10 cm
yesterday
2
4
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 756 m
0m 300m 350m 1100m 750m

(610m — 970m)

snow report yesterday

4 cm
yesterday
3
10
cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 790 m
0m 300m 500m 900m 150m

(518m — 774m)

snow report today

Bílá webcam
13 cm
today
4
3
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 646 m
100m 250m 500m 450m 200m

(589m — 869m)

snow report 4 days ago

68 cm
4 days ago
3
8
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
Mid station 729 m
0m 400m 450m 950m 350m

(850m — 1135m)

snow report 4 days ago

2 cm
4 days ago
3
6
light snow
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
Mid station 992 m
100m 750m 950m 1650m 1050m

(630m — 750m)

snow report today

18 cm
today
3
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 690 m
0m 300m 600m 1100m 150m

(610m — 802m)

snow report 4 days ago

1 cm
4 days ago
2
4
light snow
clear
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 706 m
150m 750m 1150m 1650m 1000m

(750m — 958m)

snow report 4 days ago

Čenkovice webcam
1 cm
4 days ago
2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 854 m
0m 250m 550m 450m 0m

(682m — 787m)

snow report yesterday

7 cm
yesterday
3
7
cloudy
light snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 734 m
0m 300m 500m 1050m 750m

(600m — 1001m)

snow report yesterday

Černý Důl webcam
1 cm
yesterday
1
8
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 800 m
0m 300m 500m 900m 100m

(600m — 985m)

snow report 4 days ago

1 cm
4 days ago
2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 792 m
0m 250m 500m 450m 0m

(840m — 1165m)

snow report today

Červenohorské Sedlo webcam
1 cm
today
5
partly cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1002 m
0m 350m 650m 1050m 250m

(395m — 545m)

snow report 5 days ago

29 cm
5 days ago
3
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 470 m
0m 250m 350m 750m 0m

(650m — 740m)

snow report yesterday

České Petrovice webcam
1 cm
yesterday
2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 695 m
0m 250m 500m 650m 0m

(630m — 800m)

snow report 4 days ago

2 cm
4 days ago
3
10
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
Mid station 715 m
0m 450m 750m 1600m 700m

(390m — 520m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
3
3
cloudy
light snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 455 m
0m 300m 400m 1050m 750m

(610m — 850m)

snow report yesterday

Deštné v Orlických horách webcam
121 cm
yesterday
3
cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 730 m
0m 200m 300m 750m 0m

(428m — 478m)

snow report 4 days ago

Dlouhoňovice webcam
1 cm
4 days ago
3
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 453 m
0m 250m 450m 700m 0m

(610m — 760m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
3
9
cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 685 m
0m 300m 550m 900m 150m

(650m — 1140m)

snow report yesterday

Dolní Morava webcam
2 cm
yesterday
2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 895 m
0m 300m 550m 650m 0m

(480m — 550m)

snow report yesterday

Fajtův Kopec webcam
4 cm
yesterday
3
cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
Mid station 515 m
0m 300m 450m 0m 300m

(675m — 890m)

snow report today

8 cm
today
5
partly cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 782 m
0m 350m 650m 1050m 250m

(650m — 1020m)

snow report yesterday

Harrachov webcam
opens in 3 days 15 cm
yesterday
3
12
cloudy
light snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 835 m
0m 300m 550m 1050m 750m

(540m — 1019m)

snow report yesterday

16 cm
yesterday
3
10
cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 780 m
0m 300m 500m 900m 150m

(558m — 650m)

snow report yesterday

Hlinsko v Čechách webcam
80 cm
yesterday
2
cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 604 m
0m 300m 400m 900m 350m

(300m — 380m)

snow report 4 days ago

Hlubočky webcam
32 cm
4 days ago
3
2
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 340 m
0m 150m 350m 250m 0m

(630m — 1315m)

snow report yesterday

30
20
opens in 5 days 47 cm
yesterday
4
13
2
cloudy
light snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 972 m
0m 300m 550m 900m 750m

(1000m — 1235m)

snow report yesterday

Horní Mísečky - Medvědín webcam
53 cm
yesterday
4
13
11
cloudy
light snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1118 m
0m 300m 600m 1000m 750m

(590m — 700m)

snow report today

3 cm
today
6
2
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 645 m
0m 300m 600m 300m 0m

(800m — 900m)

snow report yesterday

Horní Vltavice webcam
9 cm
yesterday
5
light snow
clear
clear
light rain
light snow
Mid station 850 m
350m 750m 1200m 1900m 1100m

(450m — 672m)

snow report yesterday

Jablonec nad Jizerou - Kamenec webcam
12 cm
yesterday
3
7
cloudy
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 561 m
0m 300m 400m 900m 150m

(700m — 1260m)

snow report yesterday

Jánské Lázně - Černá hora webcam
50
40
Packed 3 cm
yesterday
1
6
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 980 m
0m 300m 400m 850m 0m

(424m — 968m)

snow report today

8 cm
today
2
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 696 m
100m 250m 500m 500m 250m

(540m — 1000m)

snow report yesterday

Ještěd webcam
30
20
Artificial 25 cm
4 days ago
1
3
cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 770 m
0m 250m 350m 900m 0m

(600m — 850m)

snow report yesterday

Josefův Důl webcam
2 cm
yesterday
3
6
cloudy
light snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 725 m
0m 300m 400m 1000m 750m