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

Resort
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Next 5 days weather forecast.
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Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon

(710m — 802m)

Bedřichov webcam
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Mid station 756 m
3650m 2900m 3100m 3400m 3900m

(610m — 970m)

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Mid station 790 m
3700m 2950m 3150m 3400m 3900m

(518m — 774m)

Bílá webcam
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Mid station 646 m
4050m 3500m 3350m 3550m 3850m

(589m — 869m)

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Mid station 729 m
3300m 2900m 3050m 3500m 3850m

(850m — 1135m)

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Mid station 992 m
3250m 2950m 3050m 3550m 3750m

(630m — 750m)

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Mid station 690 m
3900m 3150m 3200m 3450m 3900m

(610m — 802m)

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Mid station 706 m
3150m 2900m 3050m 3600m 3700m

(750m — 958m)

Čenkovice webcam
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Mid station 854 m
3900m 3200m 3200m 3450m 3900m

(682m — 787m)

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Mid station 734 m
3650m 2950m 3100m 3400m 3900m

(600m — 1001m)

Černý Důl webcam
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Mid station 800 m
3700m 3000m 3150m 3400m 3900m

(600m — 985m)

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Mid station 792 m
3900m 3200m 3200m 3450m 3900m

(840m — 1165m)

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Mid station 1002 m
3900m 3200m 3200m 3450m 3850m

(395m — 545m)

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Mid station 470 m
3900m 3150m 3200m 3500m 3950m

(650m — 740m)

České Petrovice webcam
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Mid station 695 m
3850m 3150m 3200m 3450m 3900m

(630m — 800m)

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Mid station 715 m
3200m 2950m 3050m 3500m 3850m

(390m — 520m)

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Mid station 455 m
3650m 2950m 3100m 3400m 3900m

(610m — 850m)

Deštné v Orlických horách webcam
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Mid station 730 m
3800m 3150m 3150m 3450m 3900m

(428m — 478m)

Dlouhoňovice webcam
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Mid station 453 m
3900m 3150m 3200m 3450m 3900m

(610m — 760m)

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Mid station 685 m
3700m 2950m 3150m 3400m 3900m

(650m — 1140m)

Dolní Morava webcam
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Mid station 895 m
3850m 3200m 3200m 3450m 3900m

(480m — 550m)

Fajtův Kopec webcam
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Mid station 515 m
3950m 3150m 3250m 3500m 4000m

(675m — 890m)

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Mid station 782 m
3900m 3200m 3200m 3450m 3850m

(650m — 1020m)

Harrachov webcam
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Mid station 835 m
3650m 2950m 3100m 3400m 3850m

(540m — 1019m)

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Mid station 780 m
3700m 2950m 3150m 3400m 3900m

(300m — 380m)

Hlubočky webcam
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Mid station 340 m
4050m 3300m 3300m 3500m 3950m

(630m — 1315m)

opens in 170 days
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Mid station 972 m
3650m 2950m 3150m 3400m 3850m

(1000m — 1235m)

Horní Mísečky - Medvědín webcam
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Mid station 1118 m
3700m 2950m 3150m 3400m 3850m

(590m — 700m)

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Mid station 645 m
3950m 3300m 3250m 3450m 3900m

(800m — 900m)

Horní Vltavice webcam
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Mid station 850 m
3150m 3000m 3200m 3650m 3950m

(450m — 672m)

Jablonec nad Jizerou - Kamenec webcam
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Mid station 561 m
3650m 2950m 3150m 3400m 3900m

(700m — 1260m)

Jánské Lázně - Černá hora webcam
opens in 163 days
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Mid station 980 m
3700m 3000m 3150m 3400m 3850m

(424m — 968m)

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Mid station 696 m
4000m 3500m 3350m 3500m 3900m

(540m — 1000m)

Ještěd webcam
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Mid station 770 m
3600m 2900m 3100m 3450m 3900m

(600m — 850m)

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Mid station 725 m
3650m 2950m 3100m 3400m 3900m