Lo Ski Slovakia

Since separating itself from being the latter half (in name order only) of Czecheslovakia several decades ago now, the Slovak Republic to the east of the Czech Republic and north of Austria has emerged as one of Europe’s leading ski nations.

Ski guide books published in the country reveal that there are more than 300, mostly small, Slovakia Republic ski resorts, although some of these are in fact adjacent hillsides in the same village.

The Tatra and Giant mountains here are a little higher than those of the Czech Republic and half a dozen Slovak ski areas have lifts stretching up towards 2000m. This allows for verticals of over 1,000m to be feasible.

Slovakia’s ski resorts saw little modern development during the communist block era but in recent decades the arrival of private capital to invest, and Slovakia’s entry to the European Community has allowed for the country’s better resorts to invest in modern lifts, snowmaking and off-slope facilities.

These are all provided at typically half the price of a ski holiday/lift pass elsewhere in the EC, particularly the Alps, making the Slovak Republic an appealing low cost ski destination for many.

However many of the country’s more famous ski areas have been attracting winter sports fans for at least a century, so they have a heritage that pre-dates all of the differing 20th century political systems.

Tatranská Lomnica, located beneath Lomnicky Stit, the second highest mountain in the Tatra mountains, is one of the Slovak Republic’s best known ski areas with a big vertical served by a couple of gondolas. Founded as a tourist destination with its first hotel back in the 1870s, the slightly more recent Majestic Grand Hotel Praha is one of the best ski hotels in Eastern Europe.

Jasna is another major centre with more than 1000m of vertical and more than 20 lifts, including a gondola added in 2009. This was an early pioneer in the winter sports industry that his grown to become one of the larger resorts in the region.

World Cup races were staged here back in the 1930s and the resort was actually part of a regional bid to host the 2006 Winter Olympics, losing out to Torino in Italy. The ski slopes are divided in to two main sectors on the north and south sides of Mt Chopok where there are three ski areas, Zahradky, Otupne and Chopok-North along with a snowpark and several freeride zones.

A third major ski area, Vrátna (Vratna Dolina), has a reputation for some of the best off piste powder terrain for those who wish to board or ski Slovakia, with again more than 1000m of lift served vertical, runs up to 3km (two miles) long and more than a dozen lifts on Chleb mountain, including a modern gondola and a quad chairlift which was installed in the late 1990s after the resort was privatized.

The ski area is also known for its great natural beauty and was made Slovakia's fourth national park in 1988.
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Slovakia: latest snow conditions round-up


CZECH REPUBLIC / SLOVAKIA REPORT Czech and Slovak mountains have seen sunny weather in recent days and snowfall earlier in the month has melted up to the highest peaks. Most ski areas are not due to open here for another 6 to 10 weeks.

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Slovakia. 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 Slovakia

A–R

S–Z

Ski resorts in Slovakia from A to R

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

(600m — 750m)

partly cloudy
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 675 m
2550m 3050m 2550m 2550m 2100m

(470m — 650m)

Čachovo - Selce webcam
light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 560 m
2500m 2550m 2650m 2800m 2150m

(600m — 900m)

snow report 7 days ago

1 cm
7 days ago
partly cloudy
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 750 m
2600m 3050m 2500m 2450m 2000m

(1238m — 1381m)

snow report 7 days ago

6 cm
7 days ago
light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1310 m
2500m 2450m 2750m 2800m 2200m

(1100m — 2024m)

snow report 7 days ago

9 cm
7 days ago
2
light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1562 m
2500m 2500m 2750m 2800m 2150m

(650m — 973m)

snow report 7 days ago

1 cm
7 days ago
cloudy
light rain
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 812 m
2550m 2850m 2650m 2600m 1950m

(430m — 535m)

light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 482 m
2450m 2550m 2750m 2850m 2300m

(950m — 2024m)

snow report 7 days ago

9 cm
7 days ago
1
light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1487 m
2500m 2550m 2750m 2800m 2050m

(915m — 1402m)

snow report 7 days ago

Donovaly webcam
opens in 41 days 1 cm
7 days ago
light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1158 m
2500m 2550m 2650m 2800m 2100m

(555m — 1068m)

light rain
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 812 m
2600m 2550m 3050m 2850m 2100m

(690m — 810m)

partly cloudy
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 750 m
2550m 2800m 2650m 2750m 2200m

(555m — 1068m)

snow report 7 days ago

1 cm
7 days ago
cloudy
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 812 m
2550m 2850m 2650m 2650m 1950m

(460m — 550m)

light rain
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 505 m
2550m 2550m 3050m 2850m 2100m

(503m — 723m)

opens in 55 days
light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 613 m
2400m 2550m 2700m 2800m 2300m

(900m — 1142m)

snow report 7 days ago

2 cm
7 days ago
light rain
light rain
clear
clear
rain showers
Mid station 1021 m
2550m 2650m 2650m 2700m 1900m

(585m — 705m)

light rain
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 645 m
2550m 2550m 3050m 2800m 2150m

(780m — 1060m)

snow report 7 days ago

1 cm
7 days ago
light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 920 m
2500m 2550m 2800m 2800m 2000m

(540m — 769m)

Jasenská Dolina webcam
opens in 48 days
light rain
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 654 m
2550m 2650m 2650m 2750m 2000m

(929m — 2004m)

snow report 7 days ago

Jasná - Chopok webcam
7 cm
7 days ago
light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1466 m
2500m 2500m 2750m 2800m 2100m

(245m — 396m)

partly cloudy
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 320 m
2600m 3100m 2550m 2500m 2100m

(420m — 600m)

light rain
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 510 m
2550m 2550m 3050m 2800m 2150m

(450m — 650m)

light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 550 m
2550m 2600m 2700m 2750m 1950m

(650m — 1246m)

snow report 7 days ago

3 cm
7 days ago
light rain
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 948 m
2550m 2500m 3050m 2800m 2200m

(620m — 820m)

opens in 48 days
light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 720 m
2500m 2500m 2850m 2800m 2100m

(840m — 910m)

light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 875 m
2500m 2600m 2650m 2800m 2100m

(889m — 1232m)

snow report 10 days ago

15 cm
10 days ago
light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1060 m
2500m 2650m 2650m 2750m 2100m

(805m — 929m)

light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 867 m
2500m 2600m 2650m 2800m 2100m

(550m — 800m)

light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 675 m
2500m 2550m 2750m 2800m 2250m

(670m — 865m)

light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 768 m
2500m 2500m 2700m 2800m 2150m

(660m — 810m)

light rain
cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 735 m
2600m 2650m 2700m 2700m 1900m

(675m — 790m)

light rain
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 732 m
2550m 2500m 3000m 2800m 2200m

(790m — 1396m)

snow report 7 days ago

Kubinska Hola webcam
opens in 55 days 2 cm
7 days ago
light rain
light rain
clear
clear
rain showers
Mid station 1093 m
2550m 2650m 2650m 2700m 1900m

(500m — 710m)

light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 605 m
2550m 2600m 2700m 2750m 1900m

(940m — 1017m)

snow report 11 days ago

7 cm
11 days ago
light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 978 m
2450m 2500m 2700m 2800m 2300m

(850m — 987m)

snow report 7 days ago

1 cm
7 days ago
light rain
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 918 m
2550m 2500m 3050m 2800m 2200m

(880m — 990m)

snow report 11 days ago

4 cm
11 days ago
light rain
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 935 m
2500m 2400m 2850m 2800m 2300m

(690m — 1070m)

snow report 11 days ago

2 cm
11 days ago
light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 880 m
2500m 2600m 2650m 2800m 2050m

(669m — 920m)

Litmanová webcam
light rain
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 794 m
2600m 2600m 2950m 2750m 2000m

(660m — 948m)

snow report 7 days ago

1 cm
7 days ago
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 804 m
2600m 3000m 2500m 2500m 2000m

(458m — 648m)

Makovica - Nižná Polianka webcam
light rain
cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 553 m
2600m 2650m 3000m 2800m 2000m

(504m — 1372m)

snow report 7 days ago

1 cm
7 days ago
light rain
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 938 m
2600m 2550m 3050m 2800m 2150m

(1150m — 1456m)

snow report 7 days ago

Martinky webcam
opens in 48 days 5 cm
7 days ago
light rain
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1303 m
2550m 2750m 2650m 2650m 1950m

(730m — 996m)

snow report 11 days ago

1 cm
11 days ago
light rain
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 863 m
2500m 2450m 2950m 2800m 2300m

(697m — 942m)

snow report 7 days ago

1 cm
7 days ago
partly cloudy
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 820 m
2550m 2950m 2600m 2550m 2000m

(700m — 1035m)

snow report 7 days ago

Mraznica - Hnilčík webcam
1 cm
7 days ago
light rain
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 868 m
2500m 2450m 3000m 2800m 2250m

(595m — 900m)

Mýto pod Ďumbierom webcam
opens in 55 days
light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 748 m
2500m 2450m 2700m 2800m 2200m

(600m — 860m)

light rain
cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 730 m
2550m 2600m 2800m 2750m 1900m

(710m — 950m)

snow report 11 days ago

2 cm
11 days ago
light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 830 m
2500m 2500m 2800m 2800m 2050m

(760m — 960m)

snow report 7 days ago

2 cm
7 days ago
cloudy
cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
Mid station 860 m
2600m 2700m 2650m 2650m 1900m

(470m — 570m)

partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 520 m
2600m 2850m 2600m 2550m 1950m

(450m — 580m)

light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 515 m
2500m 2750m 2650m 2750m 2100m

(403m — 595m)

partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 499 m
2700m 2900m 2550m 2550m 2150m

(470m — 912m)

Plejsy webcam
opens in 55 days
light rain
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 691 m
2550m 2500m 3050m 2800m 2150m

(800m — 850m)

light rain
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 825 m
2550m 2500m 3000m 2800m 2200m

(700m — 900m)

snow report 7 days ago

1 cm
7 days ago
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 800 m
2550m 3000m 2600m 2550m 2000m

(800m — 987m)

snow report 11 days ago

2 cm
11 days ago
light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 894 m
2500m 2550m 2700m 2800m 2150m

(1120m — 1300m)

snow report 8 days ago

6 cm
8 days ago
light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1210 m
2400m 2550m 2700m 2800m 2300m

(610m — 905m)

light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 758 m
2500m 2400m 2750m 2800m 2250m

(649m — 786m)

light rain
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 718 m
2550m 2500m 3050m 2800m 2200m

(506m — 743m)

light rain
light rain
clear
clear
rain showers
Mid station 624 m
2550m 2650m 2700m 2750m 1900m

(595m — 875m)

snow report 7 days ago

1 cm
7 days ago
cloudy
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 735 m
2550m 2850m 2650m 2650m 1950m

(520m — 760m)

light rain
cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 640 m
2600m 2650m 3000m 2800m 2000m

(650m — 1005m)

light rain
light rain
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 828 m
2600m 2550m 3050m 2850m 2100m

(1030m — 1454m)

snow report 7 days ago

Roháče - Zverovka/Spálená dolina webcam
5 cm
7 days ago
light rain
cloudy
clear
clear
rain showers
Mid station 1242 m
2550m 2600m 2850m 2800m 1950m

(567m — 1209m)

snow report 7 days ago

Ružomberok - Malino Brdo webcam
opens in 41 days 1 cm
7 days ago
light rain
light rain
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 888 m
2550m 2600m 2700m 2750m 1950m