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


CZECH REPUBLIC / SLOVAKIA REPORT Slovakia's ski centres were allowed to re-open last Thursday, as we announced last week, and two of them took up that option, Štrbské Pleso and Jasná (5/30cm / 2/12"). Both initially announced just four-day openings, through to last Sunday 25th. . Jasná, at least, has now extended that period having announced its intention to keep the lifts running to at least May 2nd, despite the thin cover there on Slovakia's highest slopes. Slovakia's ski star Petra Vlhova has been seen on the slopes there this past week.

The weather has been getting warmer in the Tatras after a helpfully cool and occasionally snowy first three weeks of April.

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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K–Q R–Z

Ski resorts in Czech Republic from A to J

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
Last Snow
Fresh snow depth
Next 9 Days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

(710m — 802m)

snow report 16 days ago

Bedřichov webcam
1 cm
16 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
Mid station 756 m
2350m 3550m 3550m 2800m 2100m

(610m — 970m)

snow report 7 days ago

4 cm
7 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
Mid station 790 m
2200m 3650m 3650m 2800m 2100m

(518m — 774m)

snow report 22 days ago

Bílá webcam
9 cm
22 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
clear
thunderstorm
light rain
Mid station 646 m
1950m 3750m 3600m 2850m 2300m

(589m — 869m)

snow report 23 days ago

5 cm
23 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 729 m
2600m 3500m 3400m 2650m 2100m

(850m — 1135m)

snow report 2 days ago

3 cm
2 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 992 m
2700m 3400m 3350m 2400m 1950m

(630m — 750m)

snow report 17 days ago

1 cm
17 days ago
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
Mid station 690 m
2100m 3750m 3600m 2850m 2200m

(610m — 802m)

snow report 22 days ago

1 cm
22 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 706 m
2750m 3400m 3300m 2300m 1800m

(750m — 958m)

snow report 17 days ago

Čenkovice webcam
2 cm
17 days ago
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
Mid station 854 m
2200m 3750m 3550m 2800m 2200m

(682m — 787m)

snow report 16 days ago

2 cm
16 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
cloudy
Mid station 734 m
2250m 3600m 3600m 2800m 2150m

(600m — 1001m)

snow report 16 days ago

Černý Důl webcam
2 cm
16 days ago
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
Mid station 800 m
2200m 3650m 3600m 2800m 2100m

(600m — 985m)

snow report 17 days ago

2 cm
17 days ago
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
Mid station 792 m
2200m 3750m 3550m 2800m 2200m

(840m — 1165m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
Mid station 1002 m
2050m 3750m 3600m 2850m 2200m

(395m — 545m)

snow report 23 days ago

3 cm
23 days ago
clear
clear
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
Mid station 470 m
2300m 3750m 3600m 2850m 2200m

(650m — 740m)

snow report 17 days ago

České Petrovice webcam
1 cm
17 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
Mid station 695 m
2200m 3750m 3600m 2800m 2200m

(630m — 800m)

snow report 23 days ago

5 cm
23 days ago
clear
clear
cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 715 m
2600m 3500m 3400m 2600m 2050m

(390m — 520m)

snow report 16 days ago

1 cm
16 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
cloudy
Mid station 455 m
2250m 3600m 3600m 2800m 2150m

(610m — 850m)

snow report 23 days ago

Deštné v Orlických horách webcam
7 cm
23 days ago
clear
clear
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
Mid station 730 m
2200m 3700m 3650m 2850m 2150m

(428m — 478m)

snow report 23 days ago

Dlouhoňovice webcam
3 cm
23 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
Mid station 453 m
2300m 3750m 3650m 2850m 2200m

(610m — 760m)

snow report 16 days ago

2 cm
16 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
Mid station 685 m
2200m 3650m 3650m 2800m 2100m

(650m — 1140m)

snow report 7 days ago

Dolní Morava webcam
1 cm
7 days ago
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
Mid station 895 m
2150m 3750m 3600m 2800m 2200m

(480m — 550m)

snow report 26 days ago

Fajtův Kopec webcam
7 cm
26 days ago
clear
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 515 m
2500m 3800m 3600m 2800m 2150m

(675m — 890m)

snow report 17 days ago

1 cm
17 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
Mid station 782 m
2050m 3750m 3600m 2850m 2200m

(650m — 1020m)

snow report 2 days ago

Harrachov webcam
opens in 202 days 5 cm
2 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
Mid station 835 m
2200m 3600m 3650m 2800m 2150m

(540m — 1019m)

snow report 16 days ago

2 cm
16 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
Mid station 780 m
2200m 3650m 3650m 2800m 2100m

(300m — 380m)

snow report 25 days ago

Hlubočky webcam
1 cm
25 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
Mid station 340 m
2100m 3800m 3500m 2900m 2250m

(630m — 1315m)

snow report 2 days ago

opens in 216 days 7 cm
2 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
Mid station 972 m
2200m 3650m 3650m 2800m 2100m

(1000m — 1235m)

snow report 2 days ago

Horní Mísečky - Medvědín webcam
7 cm
2 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
Mid station 1118 m
2200m 3650m 3650m 2800m 2100m

(590m — 700m)

snow report 23 days ago

8 cm
23 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
Mid station 645 m
1950m 3800m 3500m 2850m 2250m

(800m — 900m)

snow report 7 days ago

Horní Vltavice webcam
2 cm
7 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 850 m
2850m 3650m 3350m 2350m 1850m

(450m — 672m)

snow report 16 days ago

Jablonec nad Jizerou - Kamenec webcam
2 cm
16 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
Mid station 561 m
2250m 3650m 3600m 2800m 2150m

(700m — 1260m)

snow report 2 days ago

Jánské Lázně - Černá hora webcam
opens in 209 days 4 cm
2 days ago
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
Mid station 980 m
2150m 3650m 3600m 2800m 2100m

(424m — 968m)

snow report 17 days ago

2 cm
17 days ago
clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
light rain
Mid station 696 m
1850m 3700m 3500m 2900m 2300m

(540m — 1000m)

snow report 16 days ago

Ještěd webcam
1 cm
16 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 770 m
2450m 3550m 3500m 2850m 2050m

(600m — 850m)

snow report 16 days ago

2 cm
16 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
thunderstorm
cloudy
Mid station 725 m
2300m 3600m 3600m 2800m 2150m