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.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Czech Republic

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
1 cm
on 20 Apr
rain showers clear rain showers clear clear
Mid station 756 m
3300m 3300m 1800m 1900m 2850m

(610m — 970m)

1 cm
on 21 Apr
rain showers part cloud part cloud clear clear
Mid station 790 m
3300m 3350m 1850m 1900m 2850m

(518m — 774m)

3 cm
on 16 Apr
clear clear rain showers clear clear
Mid station 646 m
3550m 3450m 2300m 2050m 3000m

(589m — 869m)

6 cm
on 9 Apr
clear part cloud rain showers clear rain showers
Mid station 729 m
3250m 3250m 1900m 2000m 2900m

(850m — 1135m)

1 cm
8 days ago
clear part cloud rain showers clear rain showers
Mid station 992 m
3300m 3300m 1950m 2150m 2850m

(630m — 750m)

4 cm
on 19 Apr
part cloud clear light rain clear clear
Mid station 690 m
3400m 3400m 2000m 1900m 3000m

(610m — 802m)

12 cm
on 10 Apr
clear part cloud rain showers clear rain showers
Mid station 706 m
3300m 3250m 2000m 2200m 2850m

(750m — 958m)

Čenkovice webcam
1 cm
17 days ago
part cloud clear light rain clear clear
Mid station 854 m
3450m 3400m 2100m 1950m 3000m

(682m — 787m)

2 cm
on 20 Apr
rain showers clear rain showers clear clear
Mid station 734 m
3300m 3350m 1800m 1850m 2850m

(600m — 1001m)

3 cm
on 20 Apr
part cloud part cloud part cloud clear clear
Mid station 800 m
3300m 3400m 1850m 1900m 2850m

(600m — 985m)

1 cm
17 days ago
part cloud clear light rain clear clear
Mid station 792 m
3450m 3400m 2050m 1950m 3000m

(840m — 1165m)

snow report 17 days ago

1 cm
17 days ago
part cloud clear light rain clear clear
Mid station 1002 m
3400m 3400m 2000m 1900m 3000m

(395m — 545m)

4 cm
on 19 Apr
part cloud clear light rain clear clear
Mid station 470 m
3450m 3400m 2050m 2000m 3000m

(650m — 740m)

České Petrovice webcam
3 cm
on 19 Apr
part cloud clear light rain clear clear
Mid station 695 m
3450m 3400m 2000m 1950m 2950m

(630m — 800m)

6 cm
on 10 Apr
clear part cloud rain showers clear rain showers
Mid station 715 m
3250m 3250m 1900m 2000m 2850m

(390m — 520m)

1 cm
on 11 Apr
rain showers clear rain showers clear clear
Mid station 455 m
3300m 3350m 1800m 1850m 2850m

(610m — 850m)

4 cm
on 19 Apr
part cloud clear light rain clear clear
Mid station 730 m
3400m 3400m 1950m 1900m 2950m

(428m — 478m)

Dlouhoňovice webcam
4 cm
on 19 Apr
part cloud clear cloud clear clear
Mid station 453 m
3450m 3400m 2000m 1950m 3000m

(610m — 760m)

1 cm
on 20 Apr
clear part cloud part cloud clear clear
Mid station 685 m
3300m 3350m 1850m 1900m 2850m

(650m — 1140m)

snow report 17 days ago

1 cm
17 days ago
part cloud clear light rain clear clear
Mid station 895 m
3400m 3400m 2000m 1900m 2950m

(480m — 550m)

Fajtův Kopec webcam
3 cm
on 19 Apr
cloud clear light rain clear clear
Mid station 515 m
3450m 3400m 2250m 2300m 2950m

(675m — 890m)

4 cm
on 19 Apr
part cloud clear light rain clear clear
Mid station 782 m
3400m 3400m 2000m 1900m 3000m

(650m — 1020m)

opens in 58 days 4 cm
on 20 Apr
rain showers part cloud rain showers clear clear
Mid station 835 m
3300m 3350m 1800m 1850m 2850m

(540m — 1019m)

3 cm
on 20 Apr
rain showers part cloud part cloud clear clear
Mid station 780 m
3300m 3350m 1850m 1900m 2850m

(300m — 380m)

Hlubočky webcam
1 cm
on 5 Apr
part cloud clear light rain clear clear
Mid station 340 m
3500m 3400m 2300m 2100m 3050m

(630m — 1315m)

opens in 65 days 2 cm
8 days ago
rain showers part cloud rain showers clear clear
Mid station 972 m
3300m 3350m 1800m 1850m 2850m

(1000m — 1235m)

snow report 17 days ago

Horní Mísečky - Medvědín webcam
3 cm
17 days ago
rain showers part cloud part cloud clear clear
Mid station 1118 m
3300m 3350m 1850m 1850m 2850m

(590m — 700m)

3 cm
on 19 Apr
part cloud clear light rain clear clear
Mid station 645 m
3450m 3400m 2100m 2000m 3000m

(800m — 900m)

2 cm
on 19 Apr
part cloud clear rain showers clear clear
Mid station 850 m
3400m 3500m 2450m 2600m 2900m

(450m — 672m)

Jablonec nad Jizerou - Kamenec webcam
6 cm
on 11 Apr
rain showers part cloud rain showers clear clear
Mid station 561 m
3300m 3350m 1850m 1850m 2850m

(700m — 1260m)

opens in 57 days 3 cm
17 days ago
part cloud part cloud part cloud clear clear
Mid station 980 m
3300m 3400m 1850m 1900m 2850m

(424m — 968m)

2 cm
on 19 Apr
part cloud clear rain showers clear clear
Mid station 696 m
3550m 3450m 2200m 1900m 2950m

(540m — 1000m)

opens in 64 days 1 cm
on 20 Apr
clear clear rain showers clear clear
Mid station 770 m
3300m 3300m 1850m 1950m 2850m

(600m — 850m)

1 cm
on 20 Apr
rain showers clear rain showers clear clear
Mid station 725 m
3300m 3350m 1800m 1850m 2850m