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

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

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

(600m — 750m)

2 cm
on 5 Apr
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Mid station 675 m
2150m 2600m 2350m 2000m 2250m

(470m — 650m)

3 cm
on 5 Apr
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Mid station 560 m
2400m 2600m 2500m 2100m 2150m

(600m — 900m)

1 cm
on 20 Apr
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Mid station 750 m
1950m 2500m 2250m 1900m 2100m

(1238m — 1381m)

snow report 9 days ago

1 cm
9 days ago
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Mid station 1310 m
2400m 2600m 2600m 2050m 2100m

(1100m — 2024m)

snow report 9 days ago

2 cm
9 days ago
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Mid station 1562 m
2400m 2550m 2550m 2050m 2050m

(650m — 973m)

1 cm
on 20 Apr
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Mid station 812 m
2150m 2550m 2250m 1950m 2100m

(430m — 535m)

4 cm
on 3 Apr
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Mid station 482 m
2550m 2750m 2650m 2150m 2300m

(950m — 2024m)

snow report 9 days ago

2 cm
9 days ago
light rain light rain light rain light rain rain showers
Mid station 1487 m
2350m 2550m 2500m 1950m 2000m

(915m — 1402m)

snow report 10 days ago

Donovaly webcam
opens in 71 days 1 cm
9 days ago
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Mid station 1158 m
2350m 2550m 2450m 2000m 2100m

(555m — 1068m)

1 cm
9 days ago
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Mid station 812 m
2450m 2700m 2750m 2050m 1950m

(690m — 810m)

4 cm
on 5 Apr
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Mid station 750 m
2400m 2700m 2450m 2100m 2350m

(555m — 1068m)

2 cm
10 days ago
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Mid station 812 m
2150m 2550m 2250m 1950m 2100m

(460m — 550m)

1 cm
on 3 Apr
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Mid station 505 m
2450m 2700m 2750m 2050m 1900m

(503m — 723m)

3 cm
on 3 Apr
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Mid station 613 m
2450m 2700m 2650m 2200m 2200m

(900m — 1142m)

3 cm
10 days ago
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Mid station 1021 m
2100m 2500m 2350m 1950m 1950m

(585m — 705m)

4 cm
on 9 Apr
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Mid station 645 m
2500m 2700m 2850m 2150m 2000m

(780m — 1060m)

2 cm
on 20 Apr
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Mid station 920 m
2350m 2550m 2450m 1950m 1950m

(540m — 769m)

Jasenská Dolina webcam
opens in 79 days 4 cm
on 5 Apr
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Mid station 654 m
2250m 2550m 2350m 1950m 2050m

(929m — 2004m)

snow report 9 days ago

Jasná - Chopok webcam
opens in 58 days 2 cm
9 days ago
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Mid station 1466 m
2400m 2550m 2550m 2000m 2050m

(245m — 396m)

1 cm
on 5 Apr
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Mid station 320 m
2100m 2600m 2300m 1950m 2250m

(420m — 600m)

1 cm
on 3 Apr
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Mid station 510 m
2500m 2700m 2850m 2150m 2000m

(450m — 650m)

4 cm
on 5 Apr
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Mid station 550 m
2250m 2550m 2400m 1950m 2000m

(650m — 1246m)

2 cm
10 days ago
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Mid station 948 m
2500m 2700m 2800m 2150m 2000m

(620m — 820m)

opens in 79 days 3 cm
on 20 Apr
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Mid station 720 m
2400m 2550m 2550m 2000m 1950m

(840m — 910m)

1 cm
on 19 Apr
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Mid station 875 m
2350m 2600m 2450m 2050m 2200m

(889m — 1232m)

3 cm
10 days ago
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Mid station 1060 m
2350m 2600m 2450m 2050m 2200m

(805m — 929m)

1 cm
on 19 Apr
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Mid station 867 m
2350m 2600m 2450m 2050m 2200m

(550m — 800m)

1 cm
on 5 Apr
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Mid station 675 m
2450m 2700m 2550m 2100m 2250m

(670m — 865m)

1 cm
on 9 Apr
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Mid station 768 m
2400m 2600m 2550m 2050m 2100m

(660m — 810m)

1 cm
on 20 Apr
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Mid station 735 m
2150m 2550m 2300m 1950m 1950m

(675m — 790m)

2 cm
on 19 Apr
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Mid station 732 m
2450m 2650m 2650m 2050m 2000m

(790m — 1396m)

snow report 10 days ago

opens in 79 days 2 cm
9 days ago
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Mid station 1093 m
2100m 2500m 2350m 1950m 1950m

(500m — 710m)

1 cm
on 20 Apr
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Mid station 605 m
2150m 2500m 2400m 1950m 1950m

(940m — 1035m)

opens in 72 days 2 cm
on 19 Apr
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Mid station 988 m
2450m 2700m 2700m 2250m 2200m

(850m — 987m)

3 cm
on 19 Apr
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Mid station 918 m
2450m 2700m 2750m 2100m 2050m

(880m — 990m)

4 cm
on 19 Apr
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Mid station 935 m
2450m 2600m 2650m 2100m 2100m

(690m — 1070m)

1 cm
on 19 Apr
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Mid station 880 m
2300m 2550m 2450m 2000m 2100m

(669m — 920m)

Litmanová webcam
5 cm
on 19 Apr
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Mid station 794 m
2350m 2650m 2600m 2000m 1900m

(660m — 948m)

1 cm
on 20 Apr
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Mid station 804 m
2000m 2500m 2250m 2000m 2050m

(458m — 648m)

Makovica - Nižná Polianka webcam
1 cm
on 16 Apr
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Mid station 553 m
2400m 2650m 2700m 2000m 1850m

(504m — 1372m)

3 cm
9 days ago
light rain light rain light rain rain showers rain showers
Mid station 938 m
2400m 2700m 2650m 2050m 1950m

(1150m — 1456m)

snow report 10 days ago

opens in 72 days 2 cm
9 days ago
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Mid station 1303 m
2200m 2550m 2250m 1950m 2050m

(730m — 996m)

2 cm
on 19 Apr
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Mid station 863 m
2450m 2700m 2750m 2150m 2150m

(697m — 942m)

1 cm
on 20 Apr
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Mid station 820 m
2100m 2550m 2250m 1950m 2100m

(700m — 1035m)

Mraznica - Hnilčík webcam
2 cm
on 19 Apr
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Mid station 868 m
2450m 2700m 2750m 2150m 2100m

(595m — 900m)

opens in 79 days 1 cm
on 19 Apr
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Mid station 748 m
2450m 2600m 2600m 2100m 2150m

(600m — 860m)

1 cm
on 20 Apr
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Mid station 730 m
2200m 2550m 2350m 1900m 1900m

(710m — 950m)

1 cm
on 20 Apr
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Mid station 830 m
2350m 2550m 2500m 1950m 1950m

(760m — 960m)

1 cm
on 20 Apr
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Mid station 860 m
2100m 2550m 2300m 1950m 1950m

(470m — 570m)

1 cm
on 10 Apr
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Mid station 520 m
2050m 2500m 2200m 1950m 2000m

(450m — 580m)

3 cm
on 5 Apr
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Mid station 515 m
2350m 2700m 2400m 2050m 2250m

(403m — 595m)

1 cm
on 3 Apr
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Mid station 499 m
2200m 2600m 2300m 2150m 2350m

(470m — 912m)

Plejsy webcam
opens in 79 days 2 cm
on 18 Apr
light rain light rain light rain part cloud rain showers
Mid station 691 m
2500m 2700m 2800m 2150m 2050m

(800m — 850m)

6 cm
on 19 Apr
light rain light rain light rain rain showers rain showers
Mid station 825 m
2400m 2650m 2650m 2050m 2000m

(700m — 900m)

1 cm
on 20 Apr
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Mid station 800 m
2100m 2550m 2250m 1950m 2100m

(800m — 987m)

1 cm
on 19 Apr
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Mid station 894 m
2350m 2600m 2500m 2100m 2150m

(1120m — 1300m)

1 cm
10 days ago
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Mid station 1210 m
2450m 2700m 2650m 2200m 2200m

(610m — 905m)

2 cm
on 19 Apr
light rain light rain light rain light rain rain showers
Mid station 758 m
2450m 2600m 2650m 2150m 2150m

(649m — 786m)

2 cm
on 18 Apr
light rain light rain light rain rain showers rain showers
Mid station 718 m
2450m 2700m 2800m 2150m 2100m

(506m — 743m)

1 cm
on 20 Apr
cloud light rain light rain rain showers light rain
Mid station 624 m
2150m 2500m 2350m 1900m 1950m

(595m — 875m)

1 cm
on 20 Apr
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Mid station 735 m
2150m 2550m 2250m 1950m 2050m

(520m — 760m)

1 cm
on 19 Apr
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Mid station 640 m
2400m 2650m 2700m 2000m 1850m

(650m — 1005m)

1 cm
on 19 Apr
light rain light rain light rain part cloud rain showers
Mid station 828 m
2500m 2750m 2750m 2050m 2000m

(1030m — 1454m)

snow report 9 days ago

1 cm
7 days ago
light rain light rain light rain light rain rain showers
Mid station 1242 m
2300m 2500m 2450m 1950m 1900m

(567m — 1209m)

Ružomberok - Malino Brdo webcam
opens in 72 days 2 cm
10 days ago
light rain light rain light rain light rain light rain
Mid station 888 m
2250m 2550m 2400m 1950m 2000m