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 snowfall on high slopes in the Tatras and other mountains in the region. Daytime temperatures between +5 and +10- but overnight lows consistently sub-zero Celsius. Ski areas in the Czech and Slovak republic are expected to start opening in late November and early December.

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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Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Czech Republic

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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
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(610m — 970m)

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Mid station 790 m
1400m 1950m 2650m 3250m 2300m

(518m — 774m)

Bílá webcam
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Mid station 646 m
2200m 1600m 2400m 2950m 2550m

(589m — 869m)

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Mid station 729 m
1400m 2050m 2900m 3150m 2200m

(850m — 1135m)

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Mid station 992 m
1450m 2150m 2950m 3100m 2200m

(630m — 750m)

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Mid station 690 m
1750m 1950m 2550m 3200m 2450m

(610m — 802m)

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Mid station 706 m
1450m 2200m 3000m 3050m 2150m

(750m — 958m)

Čenkovice webcam
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Mid station 854 m
1500m 1950m 2600m 3300m 2350m

(682m — 787m)

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Mid station 734 m
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(600m — 1001m)

Černý Důl webcam
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Mid station 800 m
1450m 1950m 2650m 3200m 2350m

(600m — 985m)

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Mid station 792 m
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(840m — 1165m)

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(395m — 545m)

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(630m — 800m)

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Mid station 715 m
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(390m — 520m)

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Mid station 455 m
1400m 1950m 2600m 3250m 2250m

(610m — 850m)

Deštné v Orlických horách webcam
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Mid station 730 m
1500m 1950m 2600m 3250m 2450m

(428m — 478m)

Dlouhoňovice webcam
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Mid station 453 m
1500m 1950m 2650m 3300m 2400m

(610m — 760m)

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Mid station 685 m
1450m 1950m 2650m 3250m 2300m

(650m — 1140m)

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4 days ago
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Mid station 895 m
1500m 1950m 2600m 3250m 2400m

(480m — 550m)

Fajtův Kopec webcam
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Mid station 515 m
2600m 2050m 2800m 3350m 2550m

(675m — 890m)

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1 cm
4 days ago
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Mid station 782 m
1800m 1900m 2550m 3150m 2550m

(650m — 1020m)

Harrachov webcam
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Mid station 835 m
1400m 1950m 2600m 3250m 2250m

(540m — 1019m)

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Mid station 780 m
1400m 1950m 2650m 3250m 2300m

(300m — 380m)

Hlubočky webcam
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Mid station 340 m
2150m 1950m 2550m 3250m 2500m

(630m — 1315m)

opens in 55 days
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Mid station 972 m
1400m 1950m 2600m 3250m 2250m

(1000m — 1235m)

snow report 4 days ago

Horní Mísečky - Medvědín webcam
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4 days ago
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Mid station 1118 m
1400m 1950m 2600m 3250m 2300m

(590m — 700m)

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Mid station 645 m
2000m 1900m 2500m 3200m 2550m

(800m — 900m)

Horní Vltavice webcam
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Mid station 850 m
3050m 2300m 3150m 3450m 2450m

(450m — 672m)

Jablonec nad Jizerou - Kamenec webcam
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Mid station 561 m
1400m 1950m 2650m 3250m 2250m

(700m — 1260m)

Jánské Lázně - Černá hora webcam
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Mid station 980 m
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(424m — 968m)

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Mid station 696 m
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(540m — 1000m)

Ještěd webcam
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Mid station 770 m
1400m 1950m 2700m 3200m 2250m

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Mid station 725 m
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