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 The Czech and Slovak Republics remain in lockdown and in fact the Czech Republic, which currently has the highest rates of infection in Europe, has strengthened theirs further, so there's no sign of ski areas in either country opening imminently. Slovakia's leading resort of Jasna has had the country's famous skier Petra Vlhova training there this past week though, ahead of the resort hosting World Cup racing this week.

The FIS has given the go-ahead for the event so they're happy with the snow conditions. Snow conditions are springlike here as in the Alps to the south with warm and sunny weather throughout the past week.

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

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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 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
1
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 675 m
0m 0m 0m 300m 800m

(470m — 650m)

snow report 18 days ago

3 cm
18 days ago
clear
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 560 m
0m 200m 0m 200m 450m

(600m — 900m)

snow report 2 days ago

2 cm
2 days ago
1
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 750 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 550m

(1238m — 1381m)

snow report 2 days ago

4 cm
2 days ago
7
11
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1310 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 450m

(1100m — 2024m)

snow report 2 days ago

4 cm
2 days ago
9
13
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1562 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 500m

(650m — 973m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
1
2
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 812 m
0m 0m 0m 250m 550m

(430m — 535m)

snow report 19 days ago

1 cm
19 days ago
clear
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
Mid station 482 m
0m 200m 0m 200m 600m

(950m — 2024m)

snow report 2 days ago

7 cm
2 days ago
1
8
13
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1487 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 500m

(915m — 1402m)

snow report yesterday

Donovaly webcam
40
20
Old snow - last year 1 cm
2 days ago
5
10
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1158 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 500m

(555m — 1068m)

snow report 2 days ago

4 cm
2 days ago
2
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 812 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 200m

(690m — 810m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 750 m
0m 200m 0m 250m 700m

(555m — 1068m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
1
4
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 812 m
0m 0m 0m 250m 500m

(460m — 550m)

snow report 2 days ago

2 cm
2 days ago
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 505 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(503m — 723m)

snow report 18 days ago

2 cm
18 days ago
1
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 613 m
0m 250m 0m 200m 450m

(900m — 1142m)

snow report 2 days ago

4 cm
2 days ago
1
6
5
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1021 m
0m 0m 0m 250m 450m

(585m — 705m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
1
1
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 645 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 300m

(780m — 1060m)

snow report yesterday

4 cm
yesterday
4
7
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 920 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 450m

(540m — 769m)

snow report 2 days ago

Jasenská Dolina webcam
1 cm
2 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 654 m
0m 0m 0m 250m 550m

(929m — 2004m)

snow report 2 days ago

Jasná - Chopok webcam
4 cm
2 days ago
9
12
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1466 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 500m

(245m — 396m)

snow report 18 days ago

2 cm
18 days ago
1
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 320 m
0m 0m 0m 300m 750m

(420m — 600m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 510 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 300m

(450m — 650m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 550 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 500m

(650m — 1246m)

snow report 2 days ago

2 cm
2 days ago
2
12
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 948 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 300m

(620m — 820m)

snow report yesterday

4 cm
yesterday
1
1
1
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
snow showers
light rain
Mid station 720 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 400m

(840m — 910m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
2
11
clear
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 875 m
0m 200m 0m 250m 500m

(889m — 1232m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
3
11
clear
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1060 m
0m 0m 0m 250m 500m

(805m — 929m)

snow report 17 days ago

5 cm
17 days ago
2
8
clear
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 867 m
0m 200m 0m 250m 500m

(550m — 800m)

snow report 16 days ago

1 cm
16 days ago
clear
clear
cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 675 m
0m 200m 0m 150m 550m

(670m — 865m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
2
3
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 768 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 500m

(660m — 810m)

snow report 2 days ago

3 cm
2 days ago
1
2
3
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 735 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 500m

(675m — 790m)

snow report 2 days ago

3 cm
2 days ago
1
3
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
rain showers
Mid station 732 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 350m

(790m — 1396m)

snow report 2 days ago

Kubinska Hola webcam
4 cm
2 days ago
1
8
5
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1093 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 450m

(500m — 710m)

snow report 2 days ago

2 cm
2 days ago
1
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 605 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 500m

(940m — 1017m)

snow report 2 days ago

3 cm
2 days ago
1
2
12
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 978 m
0m 250m 0m 200m 450m

(850m — 987m)

snow report 2 days ago

4 cm
2 days ago
1
6
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 918 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 300m

(880m — 990m)

snow report 2 days ago

4 cm
2 days ago
1
2
9
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 935 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 450m

(690m — 1070m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
3
9
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 880 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 550m

(669m — 920m)

snow report 2 days ago

Litmanová webcam
5 cm
2 days ago
1
1
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 794 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 350m

(660m — 948m)

snow report 2 days ago

2 cm
2 days ago
1
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 804 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 500m

(458m — 648m)

snow report 2 days ago

Makovica - Nižná Polianka webcam
4 cm
2 days ago
1
1
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 553 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(504m — 1372m)

snow report 2 days ago

5 cm
2 days ago
1
4
clear
light snow
clear
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 938 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 350m

(1150m — 1456m)

snow report 2 days ago

Martinky webcam
2 cm
2 days ago
6
5
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1303 m
0m 0m 0m 250m 500m

(730m — 996m)

snow report 2 days ago

3 cm
2 days ago
2
1
12
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 863 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 400m

(697m — 942m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
1
1
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 820 m
0m 0m 0m 250m 550m

(700m — 1035m)

snow report 2 days ago

Mraznica - Hnilčík webcam
2 cm
2 days ago
1
11
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 868 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 400m

(595m — 900m)

snow report 2 days ago

Mýto pod Ďumbierom webcam
1 cm
2 days ago
1
3
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light rain
Mid station 748 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 500m

(600m — 860m)

snow report 2 days ago

3 cm
2 days ago
1
1
3
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
light rain
Mid station 730 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 450m

(710m — 950m)

snow report 2 days ago

3 cm
2 days ago
3
4
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 830 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 450m

(760m — 960m)

snow report 2 days ago

4 cm
2 days ago
1
5
3
clear
snow showers
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 860 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 500m

(470m — 570m)

snow report 2 days ago

2 cm
2 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 520 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 500m

(450m — 580m)

snow report 18 days ago

2 cm
18 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 515 m
0m 0m 0m 250m 650m

(403m — 595m)

snow report 18 days ago

4 cm
18 days ago
1
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
cloudy
Mid station 499 m
0m 250m 0m 450m 1000m

(470m — 912m)

snow report 2 days ago

Plejsy webcam
2 cm
2 days ago
1
4
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 691 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 300m

(800m — 850m)

snow report yesterday

7 cm
yesterday
2
1
5
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
light rain
Mid station 825 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 400m

(700m — 900m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
2
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 800 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 500m

(800m — 987m)

snow report 16 days ago

1 cm
16 days ago
2
10
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 894 m
0m 200m 0m 200m 500m

(1120m — 1300m)

snow report 2 days ago

2 cm
2 days ago
1
4
12
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1210 m
0m 250m 0m 200m 450m

(610m — 905m)

snow report 2 days ago

2 cm
2 days ago
1
3
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
light rain
Mid station 758 m
0m 0m 0m 150m 450m

(649m — 786m)

snow report 2 days ago

2 cm
2 days ago
1
5
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 718 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 350m

(506m — 743m)

snow report 2 days ago

3 cm
2 days ago
1
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 624 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 450m

(595m — 875m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
1
clear
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 735 m
0m 0m 0m 250m 500m

(520m — 760m)

snow report 2 days ago

4 cm
2 days ago
1
1
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 640 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(650m — 1005m)

snow report 2 days ago

3 cm
2 days ago
2
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 828 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 0m

(1030m — 1454m)

snow report yesterday

Roháče - Zverovka/Spálená dolina webcam
14 cm
yesterday
1
8
6
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1242 m
0m 0m 0m 0m 400m

(567m — 1209m)

snow report 2 days ago

Ružomberok - Malino Brdo webcam
2 cm
2 days ago
4
8
clear
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 888 m
0m 0m 0m 200m 500m