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 An improving picture over the past seven days after a week or two battling warm weather and rain for many areas in the region. Špindlerův Mlýn (25/50cm / 10/20"), which had only had a third of its terrain open a week ago, expanded to 13km (8 miles) of runs after 15cm (6") of fresh snowfall at the weekend. Since the snowfall, it has been largely dry but more crucially the temperatures have stayed 5-10 degrees below freezing day and night from the valley to the top of the slopes so no more thawing and cold enough for snowmaking.

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.

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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)
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

(600m — 750m)

snow report 18 days ago

2 cm
18 days ago
2
2
2
cloud snow showers part cloud part cloud snow showers
Mid station 675 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(470m — 650m)

snow report 18 days ago

Čachovo - Selce webcam
1 cm
18 days ago
4
10
5
cloud snow showers clear part cloud snow showers
Mid station 560 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(600m — 900m)

snow report 8 days ago

1 cm
8 days ago
5
14
18
cloud snow showers part cloud part cloud light snow
Mid station 750 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(1238m — 1381m)

snow report 10 days ago

5 cm
10 days ago
11
16
19
cloud mod snow snow showers part cloud light snow
Mid station 1310 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(1100m — 2024m)

snow report 10 days ago

5 cm
10 days ago
13
18
22
cloud mod snow snow showers part cloud light snow
Mid station 1562 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(650m — 973m)

snow report 10 days ago

3 cm
10 days ago
5
12
9
cloud snow showers part cloud part cloud light snow
Mid station 812 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(430m — 535m)

snow report 18 days ago

1 cm
18 days ago
1
3
1
cloud snow showers clear part cloud snow showers
Mid station 482 m
0m 250m 0m 0m 0m

(950m — 2024m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
16
21
29
cloud mod snow snow showers part cloud light snow
Mid station 1487 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(915m — 1402m)

snow report today

Donovaly webcam
40
20
Artificial 1 cm
13 days ago
9
16
14
cloud snow showers part cloud part cloud snow showers
Mid station 1158 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(555m — 1068m)

snow report 10 days ago

1 cm
10 days ago
1
1
6
cloud snow showers snow showers part cloud snow showers
Mid station 812 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(690m — 810m)

snow report 18 days ago

1 cm
18 days ago
3
5
4
cloud snow showers clear part cloud light snow
Mid station 750 m
0m 250m 0m 0m 0m

(555m — 1068m)

snow report 10 days ago

3 cm
10 days ago
5
14
10
cloud light snow part cloud part cloud light snow
Mid station 812 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(460m — 550m)

snow report 10 days ago

1 cm
10 days ago
1
2
4
cloud snow showers part cloud cloud snow showers
Mid station 505 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(503m — 723m)

snow report 18 days ago

opens in 6 days 1 cm
18 days ago
2
5
2
cloud snow showers clear part cloud snow showers
Mid station 613 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(900m — 1142m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
15
15
27
cloud mod snow light snow part cloud light snow
Mid station 1021 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(585m — 705m)

snow report 10 days ago

1 cm
10 days ago
1
1
1
cloud snow showers clear part cloud snow showers
Mid station 645 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(780m — 1060m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
11
16
24
cloud mod snow snow showers part cloud light snow
Mid station 920 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(540m — 769m)

snow report yesterday

Jasenská Dolina webcam
40
30
Artificial 1 cm
10 days ago
9
15
16
cloud light snow snow showers part cloud snow showers
Mid station 654 m
350m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(929m — 2004m)

snow report yesterday

Jasná - Chopok webcam
80
40
Packed powder or groomed snow 11 cm
10 days ago
15
19
25
cloud mod snow snow showers part cloud light snow
Mid station 1466 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(245m — 396m)

snow report 18 days ago

2 cm
18 days ago
2
2
3
cloud snow showers part cloud part cloud part cloud
Mid station 320 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(420m — 600m)

snow report 10 days ago

1 cm
10 days ago
1
1
1
cloud snow showers clear part cloud snow showers
Mid station 510 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(450m — 650m)

snow report 10 days ago

1 cm
10 days ago
8
12
15
cloud light snow snow showers part cloud light snow
Mid station 550 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(650m — 1246m)

snow report 10 days ago

1 cm
10 days ago
1
1
1
cloud snow showers clear part cloud snow showers
Mid station 948 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(620m — 820m)

snow report yesterday

30
5
Artificial 2 cm
10 days ago
9
14
21
cloud light snow snow showers part cloud light snow
Mid station 720 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(840m — 910m)

snow report 10 days ago

1 cm
10 days ago
7
15
9
cloud snow showers part cloud part cloud snow showers
Mid station 875 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(889m — 1232m)

snow report 10 days ago

3 cm
10 days ago
7
15
9
cloud snow showers part cloud part cloud snow showers
Mid station 1060 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(805m — 929m)

snow report 11 days ago

1 cm
11 days ago
6
13
8
cloud snow showers part cloud part cloud snow showers
Mid station 867 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(550m — 800m)

snow report 18 days ago

1 cm
18 days ago
2
6
2
cloud snow showers clear part cloud snow showers
Mid station 675 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(670m — 865m)

snow report 10 days ago

1 cm
10 days ago
7
12
13
cloud snow showers part cloud part cloud light snow
Mid station 768 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(660m — 810m)

snow report 10 days ago

16 cm
10 days ago
10
11
25
cloud light snow light snow part cloud light snow
Mid station 735 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(675m — 790m)

snow report 10 days ago

1 cm
10 days ago
5
3
12
cloud snow showers snow showers part cloud light snow
Mid station 732 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(790m — 1396m)

snow report today

Kubinska Hola webcam
40
30
Artificial 1 cm
yesterday
15
15
27
cloud mod snow snow showers part cloud light snow
Mid station 1093 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(500m — 710m)

snow report 10 days ago

2 cm
10 days ago
9
11
17
cloud light snow snow showers part cloud light snow
Mid station 605 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(940m — 1017m)

snow report 12 days ago

1 cm
12 days ago
3
6
4
cloud snow showers clear part cloud snow showers
Mid station 978 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(850m — 987m)

snow report 10 days ago

2 cm
10 days ago
2
2
5
cloud snow showers snow showers part cloud snow showers
Mid station 918 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(880m — 990m)

snow report 10 days ago

1 cm
10 days ago
5
7
9
cloud snow showers clear part cloud light snow
Mid station 935 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(690m — 1070m)

snow report 10 days ago

3 cm
10 days ago
9
15
15
cloud light snow part cloud part cloud snow showers
Mid station 880 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(669m — 920m)

snow report 5 days ago

Litmanová webcam
1 cm
5 days ago
4
4
17
cloud light snow light snow part cloud light snow
Mid station 794 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(660m — 948m)

snow report 8 days ago

2 cm
8 days ago
6
12
23
cloud light snow cloud part cloud snow showers
Mid station 804 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(458m — 648m)

snow report 10 days ago

Makovica - Nižná Polianka webcam
1 cm
10 days ago
3
3
13
cloud snow showers light snow cloud light snow
Mid station 553 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(504m — 1372m)

snow report 10 days ago

2 cm
10 days ago
4
2
13
cloud light snow snow showers part cloud snow showers
Mid station 938 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(1150m — 1456m)

snow report yesterday

Martinky webcam
25
5
Old corn snow, Hard
Crust
10 cm
10 days ago
12
20
22
cloud mod snow part cloud part cloud light snow
Mid station 1303 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(730m — 996m)

snow report 10 days ago

1 cm
10 days ago
2
1
3
cloud snow showers clear part cloud snow showers
Mid station 863 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(697m — 942m)

snow report 11 days ago

2 cm
11 days ago
4
11
7
cloud snow showers part cloud part cloud light snow
Mid station 820 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(700m — 1035m)

snow report 10 days ago

Mraznica - Hnilčík webcam
1 cm
10 days ago
2
1
3
cloud snow showers clear part cloud snow showers
Mid station 868 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(595m — 900m)

snow report yesterday

Mýto pod Ďumbierom webcam
45
30
Packed powder or groomed snow 1 cm
18 days ago
5
10
10
cloud snow showers part cloud part cloud light snow
Mid station 748 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(600m — 860m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
9
11
21
cloud light snow snow showers part cloud light snow
Mid station 730 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(710m — 950m)

snow report 10 days ago

3 cm
10 days ago
10
16
22
cloud mod snow snow showers part cloud light snow
Mid station 830 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(760m — 960m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
14
14
30
cloud mod snow light snow part cloud light snow
Mid station 860 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(470m — 570m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
9
9
27
cloud light snow light snow part cloud light snow
Mid station 520 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(450m — 580m)

snow report 18 days ago

1 cm
18 days ago
3
7
4
cloud snow showers clear part cloud light snow
Mid station 515 m
0m 200m 0m 0m 0m

(403m — 595m)

snow report 6 days ago

2 cm
6 days ago
1
3
3
cloud light snow clear part cloud snow showers
Mid station 499 m
0m 400m 0m 0m 150m

(470m — 912m)

snow report yesterday

Plejsy webcam
40
30
Packed powder or groomed snow 1 cm
10 days ago
1
1
2
cloud snow showers part cloud part cloud snow showers
Mid station 691 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(800m — 850m)

snow report 10 days ago

2 cm
10 days ago
6
6
16
cloud snow showers snow showers part cloud light snow
Mid station 825 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(700m — 900m)

snow report 8 days ago

1 cm
8 days ago
5
12
12
cloud light snow part cloud part cloud light snow
Mid station 800 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(800m — 987m)

snow report 11 days ago

1 cm
11 days ago
6
13
9
cloud snow showers clear part cloud snow showers
Mid station 894 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(1120m — 1300m)

snow report 13 days ago

1 cm
13 days ago
4
9
5
cloud snow showers clear part cloud snow showers
Mid station 1210 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(610m — 905m)

snow report 22 days ago

14 cm
22 days ago
4
8
8
cloud snow showers part cloud part cloud light snow
Mid station 758 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(649m — 786m)

snow report 10 days ago

1 cm
10 days ago
1
1
2
cloud snow showers clear part cloud snow showers
Mid station 718 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(506m — 743m)

snow report 10 days ago

2 cm
10 days ago
9
11
18
cloud light snow snow showers part cloud light snow
Mid station 624 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(595m — 875m)

snow report 8 days ago

1 cm
8 days ago
6
13
12
cloud light snow part cloud part cloud light snow
Mid station 735 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(520m — 760m)

snow report 10 days ago

1 cm
10 days ago
4
3
17
cloud light snow light snow cloud light snow
Mid station 640 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(650m — 1005m)

snow report 10 days ago

2 cm
10 days ago
1
2
3
cloud snow showers part cloud part cloud snow showers
Mid station 828 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(1030m — 1454m)

snow report yesterday

Roháče - Zverovka/Spálená dolina webcam
1 cm
yesterday
17
21
35
cloud mod snow snow showers part cloud light snow
Mid station 1242 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(567m — 1209m)

snow report yesterday

Ružomberok - Malino Brdo webcam
30
20
Packed powder or groomed snow 4 cm
10 days ago
11
14
20
cloud light snow snow showers part cloud light snow
Mid station 888 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m