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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

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Slovakia. Fresh snow is forecast at 35resorts. Powder is reported at 2 resorts and 2 are reporting good piste conditions.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Slovakia

A–R

S–Z Best powder (2)Best piste conditions (2)

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)
Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon

(600m — 750m)

snow report 2 days ago

2 cm
2 days ago
1
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 675 m
200m 200m 200m 100m 0m

(735m — 900m)

snow report yesterday

6 cm
yesterday
2
light snow
snow showers
light snow
clear
cloudy
Mid station 818 m
200m 150m 0m 250m 350m

(470m — 650m)

snow report 2 days ago

Čachovo - Selce webcam
106 cm
2 days ago
1
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 560 m
250m 250m 300m 250m 350m

(600m — 900m)

snow report yesterday

39 cm
yesterday
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 750 m
200m 200m 150m 100m 150m

(1238m — 1381m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 1310 m
350m 250m 200m 300m 400m

(1100m — 2024m)

snow report yesterday

99 cm
yesterday
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 1562 m
250m 250m 250m 300m 400m

(650m — 973m)

snow report yesterday

62 cm
yesterday
1
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 812 m
250m 200m 200m 150m 150m

(430m — 535m)

snow report 4 days ago

9 cm
4 days ago
3
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 482 m
350m 200m 250m 200m 250m

(950m — 2024m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 1487 m
250m 200m 200m 300m 400m

(915m — 1402m)

snow report today

Donovaly webcam
30
20
Powder
Powder
30 cm
yesterday
1
partly cloudy
clear
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 1158 m
250m 200m 250m 250m 350m

(555m — 1068m)

snow report yesterday

8 cm
yesterday
2
3
light snow
snow showers
light snow
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 812 m
300m 0m 0m 250m 300m

(690m — 810m)

snow report 2 days ago

Drozdovo webcam
3 cm
2 days ago
4
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 750 m
250m 250m 250m 150m 0m

(555m — 1068m)

snow report yesterday

9 cm
yesterday
1
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 812 m
250m 200m 200m 200m 150m

(460m — 550m)

snow report yesterday

28 cm
yesterday
3
light snow
light snow
light snow
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 505 m
200m 0m 0m 200m 300m

(503m — 723m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 9 days 12 cm
yesterday
2
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 613 m
350m 200m 250m 250m 350m

(900m — 1142m)

snow report yesterday

10 cm
yesterday
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 1021 m
200m 200m 100m 200m 300m

(585m — 705m)

snow report yesterday

Jahodná webcam
177 cm
yesterday
5
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 645 m
250m 100m 100m 250m 300m

(780m — 1060m)

snow report yesterday

4 cm
yesterday
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 920 m
250m 200m 150m 300m 400m

(540m — 769m)

snow report yesterday

Jasenská Dolina webcam
opens in 2 days 30 cm
yesterday
1
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 654 m
250m 200m 200m 250m 300m

(949m — 2024m)

snow report today

Jasná - Chopok webcam
50
5
Artificial 30 cm
yesterday
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 1486 m
250m 250m 200m 300m 400m

(245m — 396m)

snow report 2 days ago

Kálnica webcam
25 cm
2 days ago
1
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 320 m
200m 200m 200m 100m 0m

(420m — 600m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
4
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 510 m
250m 100m 100m 250m 300m

(450m — 650m)

snow report yesterday

4 cm
yesterday
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 550 m
250m 200m 200m 250m 350m

(650m — 1246m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
1
6
3
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 948 m
350m 100m 0m 250m 300m

(620m — 820m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 8 days 6 cm
yesterday
1
2
1
light snow
snow showers
light snow
clear
cloudy
Mid station 720 m
350m 200m 150m 300m 400m

(840m — 910m)

snow report 2 days ago

3 cm
2 days ago
2
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 875 m
250m 200m 250m 250m 300m

(889m — 1232m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
2
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 1060 m
250m 200m 250m 250m 250m

(805m — 929m)

snow report 2 days ago

10 cm
2 days ago
2
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 867 m
250m 250m 250m 250m 300m

(550m — 800m)

snow report 2 days ago

4 cm
2 days ago
2
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 675 m
350m 200m 250m 250m 300m

(670m — 865m)

snow report yesterday

20 cm
yesterday
1
partly cloudy
clear
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 768 m
250m 250m 250m 300m 400m

(660m — 810m)

snow report yesterday

46 cm
yesterday
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
cloudy
Mid station 735 m
200m 150m 0m 200m 350m

(675m — 790m)

snow report yesterday

90 cm
yesterday
1
3
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 732 m
350m 150m 0m 300m 500m

(790m — 1396m)

snow report today

Kubinska Hola webcam
50
30
Powder
Powder
40 cm
yesterday
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 1093 m
200m 200m 100m 250m 350m

(500m — 710m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 605 m
200m 200m 150m 250m 350m

(940m — 1017m)

snow report yesterday

47 cm
yesterday
2
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 978 m
350m 250m 250m 250m 350m

(850m — 987m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
1
2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 918 m
350m 150m 0m 300m 400m

(880m — 990m)

snow report yesterday

5 cm
yesterday
2
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 935 m
350m 200m 150m 300m 400m

(690m — 1070m)

snow report yesterday

4 cm
yesterday
1
partly cloudy
clear
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 880 m
250m 200m 200m 250m 300m

(669m — 920m)

snow report yesterday

Litmanová webcam
3 cm
yesterday
3
4
snow showers
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 794 m
300m 0m 0m 250m 350m

(660m — 948m)

snow report yesterday

3 cm
yesterday
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 804 m
200m 200m 100m 150m 200m

(458m — 648m)

snow report yesterday

Makovica - Nižná Polianka webcam
11 cm
yesterday
3
4
1
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 553 m
200m 0m 0m 200m 250m

(504m — 1372m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
1
3
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 938 m
300m 100m 0m 250m 350m

(1150m — 1456m)

snow report yesterday

Martinky webcam
opens in 2 days 1 cm
yesterday
1
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 1303 m
250m 200m 200m 200m 250m

(730m — 996m)

snow report yesterday

54 cm
yesterday
2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 863 m
350m 200m 100m 300m 400m

(697m — 942m)

snow report yesterday

5 cm
yesterday
1
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 820 m
200m 200m 200m 150m 100m

(700m — 1035m)

snow report yesterday

Mraznica - Hnilčík webcam
21 cm
yesterday
3
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 868 m
350m 150m 0m 300m 350m

(595m — 900m)

snow report yesterday

Mýto pod Ďumbierom webcam
88 cm
yesterday
1
partly cloudy
clear
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 748 m
350m 250m 250m 300m 400m

(600m — 860m)

snow report yesterday

91 cm
yesterday
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 730 m
200m 200m 100m 250m 350m

(710m — 950m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 830 m
250m 200m 150m 300m 400m

(760m — 960m)

snow report yesterday

10 cm
yesterday
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
cloudy
Mid station 860 m
200m 150m 0m 200m 300m

(470m — 570m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 520 m
200m 150m 0m 150m 300m

(450m — 580m)

snow report 2 days ago

76 cm
2 days ago
3
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 515 m
250m 200m 250m 200m 150m

(403m — 595m)

snow report yesterday

3 cm
yesterday
1
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
cloudy
Mid station 499 m
200m 200m 150m 0m 0m

(470m — 912m)

snow report yesterday

Plejsy webcam
opens in 12 days 3 cm
yesterday
1
4
2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 691 m
350m 100m 0m 250m 300m

(800m — 850m)

snow report yesterday

4 cm
yesterday
2
3
1
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
clear
cloudy
Mid station 825 m
350m 150m 0m 300m 500m

(700m — 900m)

snow report yesterday

52 cm
yesterday
1
clear
clear
partly cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 800 m
200m 200m 200m 150m 150m

(800m — 987m)

snow report 2 days ago

17 cm
2 days ago
1
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 894 m
250m 250m 250m 250m 350m

(1120m — 1300m)

snow report yesterday

11 cm
yesterday
3
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 1210 m
350m 200m 250m 250m 350m

(610m — 905m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 758 m
350m 200m 200m 300m 400m

(649m — 786m)

snow report yesterday

47 cm
yesterday
1
5
2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 718 m
350m 150m 0m 250m 350m

(506m — 743m)

snow report yesterday

5 cm
yesterday
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 624 m
200m 200m 150m 250m 350m

(595m — 875m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
1
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 735 m
250m 200m 200m 200m 200m

(520m — 760m)

snow report today

37 cm
today
5
5
2
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 640 m
150m 0m 0m 200m 250m

(650m — 1005m)

snow report yesterday

5 cm
yesterday
4
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 828 m
200m 0m 0m 250m 300m

(1030m — 1454m)

snow report yesterday

Roháče - Zverovka/Spálená dolina webcam
1 cm
yesterday
2
4
1
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
cloudy
Mid station 1242 m
200m 150m 0m 250m 350m

(567m — 1209m)

snow report yesterday

Ružomberok - Malino Brdo webcam
opens in 1 days 10 cm
yesterday
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 888 m
250m 200m 200m 250m 350m