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 0 resorts. 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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Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
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)
Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed

(710m — 802m)

snow report 25 days ago

Bedřichov webcam
14 cm
25 days ago
light rain
light rain
cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 756 m
2100m 2700m 2650m 2750m 2900m

(610m — 970m)

snow report 25 days ago

8 cm
25 days ago
light rain
cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 790 m
2100m 2750m 2700m 2650m 3100m

(518m — 774m)

snow report 25 days ago

Bílá webcam
3 cm
25 days ago
partly cloudy
moderate rain
light rain
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 646 m
2650m 3200m 3200m 3250m 3350m

(589m — 869m)

snow report 25 days ago

7 cm
25 days ago
light rain
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
cloudy
Mid station 729 m
1900m 2600m 2350m 2750m 2750m

(850m — 1135m)

snow report 25 days ago

10 cm
25 days ago
light rain
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 992 m
1950m 2500m 2350m 2750m 2700m

(630m — 750m)

snow report 25 days ago

6 cm
25 days ago
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
moderate rain
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 690 m
2300m 3050m 2850m 2650m 3400m

(610m — 802m)

snow report 25 days ago

4 cm
25 days ago
light rain
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 706 m
1950m 2450m 2350m 2650m 2750m

(750m — 958m)

snow report 25 days ago

Čenkovice webcam
3 cm
25 days ago
moderate rain
thunderstorm
moderate rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 854 m
2350m 3050m 2850m 2700m 3400m

(682m — 787m)

snow report 25 days ago

14 cm
25 days ago
light rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 734 m
2050m 2700m 2650m 2700m 2950m

(600m — 1001m)

snow report 25 days ago

7 cm
25 days ago
light rain
cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 800 m
2150m 2800m 2700m 2600m 3150m

(600m — 985m)

snow report 25 days ago

3 cm
25 days ago
moderate rain
thunderstorm
moderate rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 792 m
2350m 3050m 2850m 2700m 3400m

(840m — 1165m)

snow report 25 days ago

8 cm
25 days ago
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1002 m
2350m 3050m 2900m 2700m 3400m

(395m — 545m)

snow report 25 days ago

2 cm
25 days ago
moderate rain
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 470 m
2400m 3050m 2800m 2700m 3350m

(650m — 740m)

snow report 25 days ago

České Petrovice webcam
4 cm
25 days ago
moderate rain
thunderstorm
moderate rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 695 m
2300m 3050m 2850m 2700m 3400m

(630m — 800m)

snow report 25 days ago

6 cm
25 days ago
light rain
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
cloudy
Mid station 715 m
1850m 2550m 2350m 2750m 2700m

(390m — 520m)

snow report 25 days ago

6 cm
25 days ago
light rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 455 m
2050m 2700m 2650m 2700m 2950m

(610m — 850m)

snow report 25 days ago

Deštné v Orlických horách webcam
5 cm
25 days ago
light rain
light rain
moderate rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 730 m
2300m 2950m 2800m 2700m 3400m

(428m — 478m)

snow report 25 days ago

Dlouhoňovice webcam
3 cm
25 days ago
moderate rain
rain showers
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 453 m
2350m 3000m 2850m 2700m 3350m

(610m — 760m)

snow report 25 days ago

6 cm
25 days ago
light rain
cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 685 m
2150m 2800m 2700m 2600m 3100m

(650m — 1140m)

snow report 25 days ago

5 cm
25 days ago
moderate rain
thunderstorm
moderate rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 895 m
2300m 3000m 2850m 2650m 3400m

(480m — 550m)

Fajtův Kopec webcam
thunderstorm
rain showers
cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 515 m
2550m 3050m 2800m 2800m 3250m

(675m — 890m)

snow report 25 days ago

7 cm
25 days ago
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
light rain
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 782 m
2350m 3050m 2900m 2700m 3400m

(650m — 1020m)

snow report 25 days ago

Harrachov webcam
opens in 175 days 15 cm
25 days ago
light rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 835 m
2050m 2700m 2700m 2700m 3000m

(540m — 1019m)

snow report 25 days ago

8 cm
25 days ago
light rain
cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 780 m
2100m 2750m 2700m 2650m 3100m

(300m — 380m)

thunderstorm
thunderstorm
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 340 m
2450m 3200m 2950m 3100m 3350m

(630m — 1315m)

snow report 25 days ago

opens in 196 days 16 cm
25 days ago
light rain
cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 972 m
2050m 2750m 2700m 2650m 3050m

(1000m — 1235m)

snow report 25 days ago

Horní Mísečky - Medvědín webcam
18 cm
25 days ago
light rain
cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1118 m
2050m 2750m 2700m 2650m 3100m

(590m — 700m)

snow report 25 days ago

2 cm
25 days ago
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 645 m
2400m 3100m 2850m 2800m 3350m

(800m — 900m)

snow report 25 days ago

Horní Vltavice webcam
2 cm
25 days ago
light rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 850 m
2500m 2750m 2450m 3000m 3050m

(450m — 672m)

snow report 25 days ago

Jablonec nad Jizerou - Kamenec webcam
6 cm
25 days ago
light rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 561 m
2100m 2750m 2700m 2650m 3000m

(700m — 1260m)

snow report 25 days ago

Jánské Lázně - Černá hora webcam
opens in 175 days 8 cm
25 days ago
light rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 980 m
2150m 2800m 2700m 2600m 3150m

(424m — 968m)

snow report 25 days ago

5 cm
25 days ago
clear
moderate rain
light rain
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 696 m
2650m 3200m 3200m 3250m 3400m

(540m — 1000m)

snow report 25 days ago

Ještěd webcam
opens in 189 days 15 cm
25 days ago
light rain
light rain
cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 770 m
2100m 2700m 2650m 2750m 2850m

(600m — 850m)

snow report 25 days ago

13 cm
25 days ago
light rain
light rain
cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 725 m
2100m 2700m 2650m 2700m 2950m