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


CZECH REPUBLIC / SLOVAKIA REPORT There's been more snow at altitude in the Czech and Slovak Republics. The leading Czech area of Spindleruv Mlyn was among those posting pictures of a snow-covered upper mountain at the weekend.

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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A–J

K–Q R–Z

Ski resorts in Czech Republic from A to J

Resort
snow depth
top and bottom

on-piste

off-piste

Last Snow

Next 9 Days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon

(710m — 802m)

Bedřichov webcam
clear clear clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 756 m
3500m 3400m 3150m 2750m 1600m

(610m — 970m)

clear clear clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 790 m
3500m 3450m 3250m 2850m 1650m

(518m — 774m)

Bílá webcam
clear clear clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 646 m
3400m 3550m 3650m 3100m 1950m

(589m — 869m)

clear clear clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 729 m
3550m 3200m 2850m 2800m 1700m

(850m — 1135m)

snow report 5 days ago

1 cm
5 days ago
clear clear clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 992 m
3600m 3100m 2850m 2800m 1650m

(630m — 750m)

clear part cloud clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 690 m
3500m 3600m 3350m 3000m 1900m

(610m — 802m)

clear clear part cloud part cloud light rain
Mid station 706 m
3600m 3050m 2800m 2750m 1650m

(750m — 958m)

Čenkovice webcam
clear part cloud clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 854 m
3500m 3550m 3150m 3100m 1900m

(682m — 787m)

clear clear clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 734 m
3500m 3450m 3200m 2800m 1600m

(600m — 1001m)

Černý Důl webcam
clear part cloud clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 800 m
3500m 3450m 3250m 2900m 1700m

(600m — 985m)

clear part cloud clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 792 m
3500m 3550m 3150m 3100m 1900m

(840m — 1165m)

snow report 15 days ago

4 cm
15 days ago
clear clear clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 1002 m
3450m 3650m 3450m 2950m 1900m

(395m — 545m)

clear clear clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 470 m
3500m 3550m 3200m 3050m 1800m

(650m — 740m)

clear part cloud clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 695 m
3500m 3550m 3250m 3050m 1900m

(630m — 800m)

clear clear clear cloud light rain
Mid station 715 m
3550m 3200m 2800m 2750m 1700m

(390m — 520m)

clear clear clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 455 m
3500m 3500m 3200m 2800m 1600m

(610m — 850m)

Deštné v Orlických horách webcam
clear part cloud clear part cloud mod rain
Mid station 730 m
3500m 3500m 3300m 3050m 1900m

(428m — 478m)

Dlouhoňovice webcam
clear clear clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 453 m
3500m 3550m 3200m 3050m 1850m

(610m — 760m)

clear part cloud clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 685 m
3500m 3450m 3250m 2900m 1700m

(650m — 1140m)

snow report 5 days ago

1 cm
5 days ago
clear part cloud clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 895 m
3500m 3550m 3250m 3050m 1850m

(480m — 550m)

Fajtův Kopec webcam
clear clear clear part cloud mod rain
Mid station 515 m
3600m 3550m 3350m 2950m 1700m

(675m — 890m)

snow report 15 days ago

1 cm
15 days ago
clear clear clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 782 m
3450m 3650m 3450m 2950m 1900m

(650m — 1020m)

Harrachov webcam
opens in 30 days
clear clear clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 835 m
3500m 3500m 3200m 2850m 1600m

(540m — 1019m)

clear clear clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 780 m
3500m 3450m 3250m 2850m 1650m

(300m — 380m)

Hlubočky webcam
clear clear clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 340 m
3500m 3550m 3450m 3150m 1900m

(630m — 1315m)

snow report 5 days ago

opens in 44 days 2 cm
5 days ago
clear clear clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 972 m
3500m 3450m 3250m 2850m 1600m

(1000m — 1235m)

snow report 5 days ago

Horní Mísečky - Medvědín webcam
2 cm
5 days ago
1
clear part cloud clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 1118 m
3500m 3500m 3250m 2900m 1650m

(590m — 700m)

clear clear clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 645 m
3500m 3600m 3300m 2950m 1900m

(800m — 900m)

Horní Vltavice webcam
clear clear part cloud cloud light rain
Mid station 850 m
3650m 3300m 3150m 3000m 1700m

(450m — 672m)

Jablonec nad Jizerou - Kamenec webcam
clear clear clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 561 m
3500m 3450m 3200m 2850m 1600m

(700m — 1260m)

Jánské Lázně - Černá hora webcam
opens in 37 days
1
clear part cloud clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 980 m
3500m 3450m 3250m 2900m 1750m

(424m — 968m)

clear clear clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 696 m
3400m 3550m 3650m 3100m 1950m

(540m — 1000m)

Ještěd webcam
opens in 37 days
clear clear clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 770 m
3500m 3350m 3100m 2700m 1650m

(600m — 850m)

clear clear clear part cloud light rain
Mid station 725 m
3500m 3450m 3150m 2750m 1600m