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
1800m 1800m 2250m 2700m 3400m

(610m — 970m)

light rain
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Mid station 790 m
1850m 1800m 2200m 2650m 3300m

(518m — 774m)

Bílá webcam
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Mid station 646 m
2050m 2000m 2250m 2550m 2950m

(589m — 869m)

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Mid station 729 m
1800m 1800m 2350m 2950m 3550m

(850m — 1135m)

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Mid station 992 m
1800m 1750m 2400m 2950m 3650m

(630m — 750m)

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Mid station 690 m
1900m 1950m 2200m 2550m 3050m

(610m — 802m)

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Mid station 706 m
1800m 1750m 2400m 3000m 3650m

(750m — 958m)

Čenkovice webcam
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Mid station 854 m
1850m 1900m 2200m 2550m 3100m

(682m — 787m)

light rain
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Mid station 734 m
1800m 1800m 2250m 2700m 3350m

(600m — 1001m)

light rain
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Mid station 800 m
1850m 1800m 2200m 2650m 3300m

(600m — 985m)

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Mid station 792 m
1850m 1900m 2200m 2550m 3100m

(840m — 1165m)

Červenohorské Sedlo webcam
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Mid station 1002 m
1900m 1950m 2200m 2550m 3050m

(395m — 545m)

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Mid station 470 m
1850m 1850m 2200m 2550m 3100m

(650m — 740m)

České Petrovice webcam
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Mid station 695 m
1850m 1900m 2200m 2550m 3100m

(630m — 800m)

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Mid station 715 m
1800m 1800m 2350m 2950m 3600m

(390m — 520m)

light rain
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Mid station 455 m
1800m 1800m 2250m 2700m 3350m

(610m — 850m)

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Mid station 730 m
1850m 1900m 2200m 2550m 3150m

(428m — 478m)

Dlouhoňovice webcam
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Mid station 453 m
1850m 1850m 2200m 2550m 3100m

(610m — 760m)

light rain
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Mid station 685 m
1850m 1800m 2200m 2650m 3300m

(650m — 1140m)

Dolní Morava webcam
rain showers
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Mid station 895 m
1850m 1950m 2200m 2550m 3100m

(480m — 550m)

Fajtův Kopec webcam
light rain
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Mid station 515 m
1900m 2000m 2200m 2600m 3050m

(675m — 890m)

rain showers
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Mid station 782 m
1900m 1950m 2200m 2550m 3050m

(650m — 1020m)

Harrachov webcam
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light rain
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Mid station 835 m
1800m 1800m 2250m 2700m 3350m

(540m — 1019m)

light rain
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Mid station 780 m
1850m 1800m 2200m 2650m 3300m

(558m — 650m)

Hlinsko v Čechách webcam
light rain
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Mid station 604 m
1850m 1900m 2200m 2600m 3100m

(300m — 380m)

Hlubočky webcam
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Mid station 340 m
1950m 2050m 2250m 2550m 2950m

(630m — 1315m)

thunderstorm
light rain
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Mid station 972 m
1800m 1800m 2200m 2650m 3300m

(1000m — 1235m)

Horní Mísečky - Medvědín webcam
light rain
light rain
light rain
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Mid station 1118 m
1850m 1800m 2200m 2650m 3300m

(590m — 700m)

rain showers
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Mid station 645 m
1950m 2000m 2200m 2550m 3000m

(800m — 900m)

Horní Vltavice webcam
thunderstorm
light rain
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Mid station 850 m
1950m 2100m 2300m 2650m 3300m

(450m — 672m)

Jablonec nad Jizerou - Kamenec webcam
light rain
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Mid station 561 m
1800m 1800m 2250m 2700m 3350m

(700m — 1260m)

Jánské Lázně - Černá hora webcam
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Mid station 980 m
1850m 1800m 2200m 2650m 3300m

(424m — 968m)

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Mid station 696 m
2000m 1950m 2200m 2550m 2900m

(540m — 1000m)

Ještěd webcam
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Mid station 770 m
1800m 1750m 2250m 2750m 3450m

(600m — 850m)

Josefův Důl webcam
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Mid station 725 m
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