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 29 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)

snow report 6 days ago

2 cm
6 days ago
7
1
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 675 m
1650m 1650m 650m 600m 600m

(470m — 650m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
10
2
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 560 m
1400m 1500m 700m 700m 700m

(600m — 900m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
1
7
3
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 750 m
1600m 1500m 700m 700m 600m

(1238m — 1381m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
1
12
12
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 1310 m
1350m 1300m 800m 750m 800m

(1100m — 2024m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
2
14
16
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 1562 m
1400m 1350m 800m 700m 800m

(650m — 973m)

snow report 5 days ago

3 cm
5 days ago
8
3
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 812 m
1650m 1550m 700m 700m 650m

(430m — 535m)

snow report 6 days ago

3 cm
6 days ago
6
partly cloudy
light rain
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 482 m
1500m 1450m 750m 700m 700m

(950m — 2024m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
3
11
15
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 1487 m
1450m 1350m 750m 700m 800m

(915m — 1402m)

snow report yesterday

Donovaly webcam
20
10
Artificial 1 cm
yesterday
1
13
11
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 1158 m
1500m 1500m 700m 700m 750m

(555m — 1068m)

snow report 6 days ago

1 cm
6 days ago
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 812 m
1500m 1800m 1000m 850m 800m

(690m — 810m)

snow report 6 days ago

3 cm
6 days ago
1
8
1
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 750 m
1600m 1650m 700m 650m 650m

(555m — 1068m)

snow report 5 days ago

4 cm
5 days ago
8
3
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 812 m
1650m 1550m 700m 700m 650m

(460m — 550m)

snow report 6 days ago

1 cm
6 days ago
cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 505 m
1400m 1800m 1000m 850m 800m

(503m — 723m)

snow report 6 days ago

opens in 6 days 2 cm
6 days ago
9
1
partly cloudy
light rain
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 613 m
1400m 1350m 800m 800m 700m

(900m — 1142m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
1
6
8
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 1021 m
1450m 1450m 750m 750m 750m

(585m — 705m)

snow report 6 days ago

3 cm
6 days ago
1
cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 645 m
1000m 1600m 1050m 800m 800m

(780m — 1060m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
1
6
4
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 920 m
1400m 1350m 800m 750m 800m

(540m — 769m)

snow report 5 days ago

Jasenská Dolina webcam
opens in 6 days 4 cm
5 days ago
1
7
2
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 654 m
1550m 1550m 700m 700m 750m

(949m — 2024m)

snow report yesterday

Jasná - Chopok webcam
80
Artificial 1 cm
yesterday
2
13
15
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 1486 m
1400m 1350m 800m 700m 800m

(245m — 396m)

snow report 6 days ago

Kálnica webcam
2 cm
6 days ago
5
1
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 320 m
1600m 1600m 650m 650m 600m

(420m — 600m)

snow report 6 days ago

2 cm
6 days ago
1
cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 510 m
1000m 1600m 1050m 800m 800m

(450m — 650m)

snow report 5 days ago

2 cm
5 days ago
1
6
2
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 550 m
1500m 1450m 750m 750m 800m

(650m — 1246m)

snow report 6 days ago

3 cm
6 days ago
3
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 948 m
1150m 1500m 1100m 800m 800m

(620m — 820m)

snow report 5 days ago

opens in 12 days 4 cm
5 days ago
4
3
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 720 m
1300m 1350m 800m 750m 850m

(840m — 910m)

snow report 5 days ago

4 cm
5 days ago
10
4
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 875 m
1500m 1550m 700m 700m 700m

(889m — 1232m)

snow report 5 days ago

5 cm
5 days ago
12
5
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 1060 m
1500m 1550m 650m 700m 700m

(805m — 929m)

snow report 5 days ago

4 cm
5 days ago
11
4
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 867 m
1450m 1550m 700m 650m 700m

(550m — 800m)

snow report 6 days ago

2 cm
6 days ago
8
1
partly cloudy
light rain
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 675 m
1550m 1450m 700m 650m 700m

(670m — 865m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
9
3
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 768 m
1400m 1350m 800m 750m 800m

(660m — 810m)

snow report 5 days ago

3 cm
5 days ago
1
3
3
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 735 m
1600m 1500m 750m 750m 800m

(675m — 790m)

snow report 5 days ago

2 cm
5 days ago
2
1
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 732 m
1800m 1800m 1000m 800m 850m

(790m — 1396m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 5 days 1 cm
yesterday
1
6
11
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 1093 m
1450m 1450m 750m 750m 800m

(500m — 710m)

snow report 5 days ago

2 cm
5 days ago
1
5
2
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 605 m
1450m 1400m 750m 750m 800m

(940m — 1017m)

snow report 6 days ago

3 cm
6 days ago
11
2
clear
light snow
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 978 m
1400m 1350m 800m 800m 700m

(850m — 987m)

snow report 6 days ago

1 cm
6 days ago
2
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 918 m
1650m 1800m 900m 800m 800m

(880m — 990m)

snow report 5 days ago

2 cm
5 days ago
1
7
5
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 935 m
1400m 1350m 900m 750m 800m

(690m — 1070m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
1
10
3
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 880 m
1500m 1500m 700m 700m 750m

(669m — 920m)

snow report 5 days ago

2 cm
5 days ago
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 794 m
1800m 1900m 900m 850m 900m

(660m — 948m)

snow report 5 days ago

4 cm
5 days ago
1
7
2
partly cloudy
cloudy
snow showers
clear
light snow
Mid station 804 m
1600m 1500m 750m 700m 600m

(458m — 648m)

snow report 5 days ago

1 cm
5 days ago
cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 553 m
1500m 1900m 900m 950m 800m

(504m — 1372m)

snow report 5 days ago

2 cm
5 days ago
1
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 938 m
1750m 1900m 950m 800m 800m

(1150m — 1456m)

snow report 5 days ago

Martinky webcam
opens in 13 days 5 cm
5 days ago
1
10
11
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 1303 m
1600m 1500m 700m 750m 700m

(730m — 996m)

snow report 6 days ago

2 cm
6 days ago
5
1
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 863 m
1500m 1500m 950m 800m 750m

(697m — 942m)

snow report 5 days ago

3 cm
5 days ago
8
3
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 820 m
1650m 1500m 700m 700m 650m

(700m — 1035m)

snow report 6 days ago

Mraznica - Hnilčík webcam
2 cm
6 days ago
3
1
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 868 m
1500m 1600m 950m 800m 750m

(595m — 900m)

snow report yesterday

Mýto pod Ďumbierom webcam
1 cm
yesterday
9
3
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 748 m
1400m 1350m 800m 750m 750m

(600m — 860m)

snow report 5 days ago

3 cm
5 days ago
1
2
3
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 730 m
1600m 1500m 800m 800m 800m

(710m — 950m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
1
6
4
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 830 m
1400m 1350m 800m 750m 800m

(760m — 960m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
2
4
4
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 860 m
1600m 1500m 700m 750m 750m

(470m — 570m)

snow report 5 days ago

4 cm
5 days ago
1
4
1
partly cloudy
cloudy
snow showers
clear
light snow
Mid station 520 m
1650m 1500m 700m 750m 700m

(450m — 580m)

snow report 6 days ago

2 cm
6 days ago
7
1
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 515 m
1600m 1600m 650m 700m 650m

(403m — 595m)

partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
clear
light snow
Mid station 499 m
1850m 1700m 800m 600m 550m

(470m — 912m)

snow report 6 days ago

opens in 17 days 2 cm
6 days ago
1
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 691 m
1400m 1700m 1000m 800m 800m

(800m — 850m)

snow report 5 days ago

3 cm
5 days ago
2
1
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 825 m
1800m 1750m 1000m 800m 850m

(700m — 900m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
9
3
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 800 m
1600m 1500m 700m 650m 650m

(800m — 987m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
11
5
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 894 m
1400m 1450m 750m 700m 750m

(1120m — 1300m)

snow report 6 days ago

3 cm
6 days ago
13
5
clear
light snow
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1210 m
1400m 1350m 800m 800m 700m

(610m — 905m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
9
3
partly cloudy
light rain
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 758 m
1350m 1300m 850m 750m 750m

(649m — 786m)

snow report 6 days ago

2 cm
6 days ago
2
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 718 m
1400m 1650m 950m 800m 800m

(506m — 743m)

snow report 5 days ago

2 cm
5 days ago
1
4
2
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 624 m
1450m 1450m 750m 750m 800m

(595m — 875m)

snow report 5 days ago

2 cm
5 days ago
7
2
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 735 m
1650m 1500m 700m 700m 650m

(520m — 760m)

snow report 5 days ago

1 cm
5 days ago
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
cloudy
Mid station 640 m
1550m 1900m 900m 950m 800m

(650m — 1005m)

snow report 6 days ago

2 cm
6 days ago
partly cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 828 m
1450m 1850m 1000m 850m 800m

(1030m — 1454m)

snow report yesterday

Roháče - Zverovka/Spálená dolina webcam
1 cm
yesterday
2
4
11
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 1242 m
1600m 1450m 850m 750m 850m

(567m — 1209m)

snow report yesterday

Ružomberok - Malino Brdo webcam
opens in 12 days 1 cm
yesterday
2
7
4
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 888 m
1500m 1450m 750m 750m 800m