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 96resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Slovakia

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Ski resorts in Slovakia from A to R

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off-piste
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next 9 days
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snow (cm)
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Freezing level (m)
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

(600m — 750m)

snow report 2 days ago

2 cm
2 days ago
2
2
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 675 m
750m 500m 250m 200m 200m

(735m — 900m)

snow report yesterday

5 cm
yesterday
29
2
light snow
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 818 m
700m 350m 250m 100m 200m

(470m — 650m)

snow report yesterday

Čachovo - Selce webcam
11 cm
yesterday
5
1
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 560 m
600m 300m 250m 200m 200m

(600m — 900m)

snow report 3 days ago

9 cm
3 days ago
25
3
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 750 m
600m 450m 300m 150m 150m

(1238m — 1381m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
10
1
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1310 m
700m 400m 300m 200m 200m

(1100m — 2024m)

snow report yesterday

12 cm
yesterday
14
1
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1562 m
700m 350m 300m 200m 200m

(650m — 973m)

snow report yesterday

6 cm
yesterday
15
3
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 812 m
600m 400m 250m 200m 150m

(430m — 535m)

snow report yesterday

35 cm
yesterday
1
1
partly cloudy
light snow
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 482 m
750m 400m 250m 200m 150m

(950m — 2024m)

snow report yesterday

9 cm
yesterday
18
2
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1487 m
700m 350m 250m 200m 200m

(915m — 1402m)

snow report 2 days ago

Donovaly webcam
10
20
Artificial 11 cm
yesterday
17
2
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1158 m
650m 350m 250m 200m 200m

(555m — 1068m)

snow report 2 days ago

29 cm
2 days ago
6
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 812 m
700m 300m 350m 200m 100m

(690m — 810m)

snow report yesterday

4 cm
yesterday
3
2
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 750 m
700m 400m 250m 200m 200m

(555m — 1068m)

snow report yesterday

12 cm
yesterday
17
3
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 812 m
550m 350m 250m 200m 150m

(460m — 550m)

snow report 2 days ago

54 cm
2 days ago
4
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 505 m
650m 300m 350m 200m 100m

(503m — 723m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 12 days 48 cm
yesterday
1
1
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 613 m
700m 350m 350m 200m 200m

(900m — 1142m)

snow report yesterday

9 cm
yesterday
40
2
light snow
moderate snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1021 m
650m 350m 250m 150m 200m

(585m — 705m)

snow report 2 days ago

Jahodná webcam
19 cm
2 days ago
5
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 645 m
900m 300m 200m 200m 100m

(780m — 1060m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
17
1
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 920 m
700m 350m 250m 200m 200m

(540m — 769m)

snow report 3 days ago

Jasenská Dolina webcam
opens in 5 days 2 cm
3 days ago
19
2
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 654 m
600m 350m 250m 200m 200m

(949m — 2024m)

snow report 2 days ago

Jasná - Chopok webcam
40
5
Artificial 9 cm
yesterday
15
1
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1486 m
700m 350m 250m 200m 200m

(245m — 396m)

snow report 2 days ago

Kálnica webcam
39 cm
2 days ago
1
2
partly cloudy
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 320 m
700m 500m 250m 200m 150m

(420m — 600m)

snow report 2 days ago

51 cm
2 days ago
5
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 510 m
900m 300m 200m 200m 100m

(450m — 650m)

snow report 3 days ago

28 cm
3 days ago
17
2
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 550 m
650m 350m 250m 150m 200m

(650m — 1246m)

snow report 2 days ago

8 cm
2 days ago
9
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 948 m
950m 300m 250m 200m 100m

(620m — 820m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 11 days 20 cm
yesterday
19
2
light snow
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 720 m
750m 400m 250m 200m 200m

(840m — 910m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
10
2
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 875 m
600m 250m 250m 200m 200m

(889m — 1232m)

snow report yesterday

4 cm
yesterday
10
2
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1060 m
550m 250m 250m 200m 200m

(805m — 929m)

snow report yesterday

17 cm
yesterday
9
2
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 867 m
600m 250m 250m 200m 200m

(550m — 800m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
2
1
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 675 m
650m 350m 250m 200m 200m

(670m — 865m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
7
1
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 768 m
700m 350m 300m 200m 200m

(660m — 810m)

snow report yesterday

3 cm
yesterday
36
1
2
light snow
moderate snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 735 m
700m 350m 250m 100m 150m

(675m — 790m)

snow report 13 days ago

9 cm
13 days ago
12
1
light snow
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 732 m
800m 500m 250m 200m 200m

(790m — 1396m)

snow report yesterday

Kubinska Hola webcam
opens in 5 days 4 cm
yesterday
39
2
light snow
moderate snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1093 m
650m 350m 250m 150m 200m

(500m — 710m)

snow report 5 days ago

1 cm
5 days ago
22
2
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 605 m
650m 350m 250m 150m 200m

(940m — 1017m)

snow report yesterday

8 cm
yesterday
2
1
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 978 m
700m 350m 400m 200m 200m

(850m — 987m)

snow report 2 days ago

52 cm
2 days ago
7
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 918 m
850m 450m 250m 200m 150m

(880m — 990m)

snow report yesterday

5 cm
yesterday
12
1
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 935 m
800m 450m 250m 200m 200m

(690m — 1070m)

snow report yesterday

7 cm
yesterday
16
2
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 880 m
650m 350m 250m 200m 200m

(669m — 920m)

snow report 6 days ago

Litmanová webcam
10 cm
6 days ago
10
1
snow showers
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 794 m
700m 450m 200m 150m 150m

(660m — 948m)

snow report 3 days ago

7 cm
3 days ago
39
2
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 804 m
600m 400m 200m 100m 150m

(458m — 648m)

snow report 2 days ago

Makovica - Nižná Polianka webcam
1 cm
2 days ago
5
1
2
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 553 m
600m 250m 350m 150m 100m

(504m — 1372m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
11
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 938 m
800m 450m 250m 150m 150m

(1150m — 1456m)

snow report yesterday

Martinky webcam
opens in 5 days 37 cm
yesterday
33
3
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1303 m
600m 350m 250m 150m 200m

(730m — 996m)

snow report 2 days ago

7 cm
2 days ago
7
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 863 m
850m 450m 250m 200m 200m

(697m — 942m)

snow report yesterday

53 cm
yesterday
13
3
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 820 m
600m 400m 250m 200m 150m

(700m — 1035m)

snow report 2 days ago

Mraznica - Hnilčík webcam
4 cm
2 days ago
7
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 868 m
900m 400m 250m 200m 150m

(595m — 900m)

snow report yesterday

Mýto pod Ďumbierom webcam
22 cm
yesterday
6
1
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 748 m
700m 350m 300m 200m 200m

(600m — 860m)

snow report yesterday

36 cm
yesterday
25
1
light snow
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 730 m
700m 350m 250m 150m 200m

(710m — 950m)

snow report yesterday

7 cm
yesterday
15
1
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 830 m
700m 350m 250m 200m 200m

(760m — 960m)

snow report yesterday

10 cm
yesterday
46
1
2
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 860 m
650m 350m 250m 100m 150m

(470m — 570m)

snow report 13 days ago

22 cm
13 days ago
34
1
2
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 520 m
600m 400m 250m 100m 150m

(450m — 580m)

snow report 3 days ago

8 cm
3 days ago
3
2
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 515 m
600m 350m 250m 200m 200m

(403m — 595m)

snow report 9 days ago

18 cm
9 days ago
3
1
light snow
light snow
clear
clear
cloudy
Mid station 499 m
850m 600m 250m 200m 200m

(470m — 912m)

snow report 2 days ago

Plejsy webcam
opens in 15 days 4 cm
2 days ago
6
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 691 m
900m 350m 250m 200m 150m

(800m — 850m)

snow report 7 days ago

3 cm
7 days ago
18
1
light snow
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 825 m
800m 450m 250m 200m 200m

(700m — 900m)

snow report yesterday

9 cm
yesterday
18
2
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 800 m
600m 400m 250m 150m 150m

(800m — 987m)

snow report yesterday

17 cm
yesterday
8
1
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 894 m
650m 300m 250m 200m 200m

(1120m — 1300m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
3
1
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1210 m
700m 350m 350m 200m 200m

(610m — 905m)

snow report yesterday

90 cm
yesterday
6
1
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 758 m
750m 400m 300m 200m 200m

(649m — 786m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
8
snow showers
light snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 718 m
900m 350m 250m 200m 150m

(506m — 743m)

snow report 5 days ago

1 cm
5 days ago
23
2
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 624 m
650m 350m 250m 150m 200m

(595m — 875m)

snow report yesterday

10 cm
yesterday
20
3
light snow
light snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 735 m
550m 350m 250m 150m 150m

(520m — 760m)

snow report 2 days ago

28 cm
2 days ago
7
3
3
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 640 m
600m 250m 350m 150m 100m

(650m — 1005m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
4
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 828 m
700m 300m 300m 200m 100m

(1030m — 1454m)

snow report yesterday

Roháče - Zverovka/Spálená dolina webcam
6 cm
yesterday
45
4
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1242 m
750m 350m 250m 150m 200m

(567m — 1209m)

snow report yesterday

Ružomberok - Malino Brdo webcam
opens in 5 days 1 cm
yesterday
22
2
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 888 m
650m 350m 250m 150m 200m