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

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
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on-piste
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off-piste
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last snow
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next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

(710m — 802m)

snow report yesterday

Bedřichov webcam
1 cm
yesterday
1
light snow
light rain
rain showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 756 m
750m 1000m 1500m 2100m 2450m

(610m — 970m)

snow report today

2 cm
today
1
light snow
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 790 m
750m 950m 1500m 2000m 2450m

(518m — 774m)

snow report today

Bílá webcam
1 cm
today
1
light snow
clear
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 646 m
850m 700m 1200m 1750m 2400m

(589m — 869m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
light snow
cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 729 m
850m 1150m 1500m 2150m 2500m

(850m — 1135m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
2
light snow
cloudy
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 992 m
850m 1200m 1550m 2200m 2500m

(630m — 750m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
1
light snow
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 690 m
800m 800m 1350m 1850m 2450m

(610m — 802m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
1
light snow
cloudy
light rain
clear
clear
Mid station 706 m
850m 1200m 1600m 2200m 2450m

(750m — 958m)

snow report 10 days ago

Čenkovice webcam
5 cm
10 days ago
light snow
partly cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
Mid station 854 m
800m 800m 1350m 1850m 2400m

(682m — 787m)

snow report today

2 cm
today
1
light snow
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 734 m
750m 1000m 1500m 2050m 2450m

(600m — 1001m)

snow report yesterday

Černý Důl webcam
1 cm
yesterday
1
light snow
light rain
rain showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 800 m
800m 950m 1500m 2000m 2450m

(600m — 985m)

snow report 10 days ago

5 cm
10 days ago
light snow
partly cloudy
rain showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 792 m
800m 800m 1350m 1850m 2400m

(840m — 1165m)

snow report today

Červenohorské Sedlo webcam
4 cm
today
1
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1002 m
800m 800m 1350m 1850m 2450m

(395m — 545m)

snow report 13 days ago

1 cm
13 days ago
light rain
partly cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
Mid station 470 m
800m 850m 1400m 1850m 2400m

(650m — 740m)

snow report 11 days ago

České Petrovice webcam
2 cm
11 days ago
light snow
partly cloudy
rain showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 695 m
800m 800m 1350m 1900m 2400m

(630m — 800m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
light snow
cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 715 m
800m 1150m 1500m 2200m 2500m

(390m — 520m)

snow report today

1 cm
today
light rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 455 m
750m 1000m 1450m 2050m 2450m

(610m — 850m)

snow report 11 days ago

Deštné v Orlických horách webcam
4 cm
11 days ago
light snow
cloudy
rain showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 730 m
800m 850m 1450m 1900m 2400m

(428m — 478m)

snow report 13 days ago

Dlouhoňovice webcam
1 cm
13 days ago
light rain
partly cloudy
rain showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 453 m
800m 850m 1400m 1900m 2400m

(610m — 760m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
1
light snow
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 685 m
800m 950m 1500m 2000m 2450m

(650m — 1140m)

snow report yesterday

Dolní Morava webcam
1 cm
yesterday
1
light snow
partly cloudy
rain showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 895 m
800m 800m 1350m 1850m 2400m

(480m — 550m)

Fajtův Kopec webcam
partly cloudy
clear
rain showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 515 m
900m 950m 1350m 1800m 2450m

(675m — 890m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
1
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 782 m
800m 800m 1350m 1850m 2450m

(650m — 1020m)

snow report yesterday

Harrachov webcam
80
40
Old snow - last year 4 cm
today
2
light snow
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 835 m
750m 1000m 1450m 2000m 2450m

(540m — 1019m)

snow report today

2 cm
today
1
light snow
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 780 m
750m 950m 1500m 2000m 2450m

(300m — 380m)

Hlubočky webcam
rain showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
Mid station 340 m
850m 850m 1350m 1800m 2450m

(630m — 1315m)

snow report yesterday

60
40
Old snow - last year 4 cm
today
2
light snow
light snow
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 972 m
750m 1000m 1450m 2000m 2450m

(1000m — 1235m)

snow report today

Horní Mísečky - Medvědín webcam
4 cm
today
3
1
light snow
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1118 m
750m 1000m 1400m 2000m 2450m

(590m — 700m)

snow report 11 days ago

2 cm
11 days ago
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 645 m
850m 800m 1350m 1800m 2450m

(800m — 900m)

snow report yesterday

Horní Vltavice webcam
1 cm
yesterday
1
1
snow showers
cloudy
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 850 m
950m 1100m 1450m 1900m 2500m

(450m — 672m)

snow report today

Jablonec nad Jizerou - Kamenec webcam
2 cm
today
1
light snow
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 561 m
750m 1000m 1500m 2000m 2450m

(700m — 1260m)

snow report yesterday

Jánské Lázně - Černá hora webcam
80
40
Old snow - last year 1 cm
yesterday
1
light snow
light snow
rain showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 980 m
800m 950m 1500m 2050m 2400m

(424m — 968m)

snow report today

1 cm
today
1
snow showers
clear
rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 696 m
850m 700m 1200m 1750m 2400m

(540m — 1000m)

snow report yesterday

Ještěd webcam
1 cm
yesterday
light snow
cloudy
rain showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 770 m
750m 1000m 1550m 2100m 2450m

(600m — 850m)

snow report today

Josefův Důl webcam
2 cm
today
1
light snow
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 725 m
750m 1000m 1500m 2050m 2450m