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 53resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

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Ski resorts in Slovakia from A to R

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next 9 days
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Weather Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

(600m — 750m)

clear
cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 675 m
2450m 1900m 1600m 2200m 2750m

(735m — 900m)

2
clear
light rain
light snow
moderate rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 818 m
2250m 1750m 1400m 1300m 2150m

(470m — 650m)

Čachovo - Selce webcam
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 560 m
2400m 1950m 1450m 1950m 2700m

(600m — 900m)

clear
light rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 750 m
2400m 1800m 1500m 1700m 2650m

(1238m — 1381m)

3
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light rain
clear
Mid station 1310 m
2400m 1900m 1350m 1900m 2650m

(1100m — 2024m)

11
1
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1562 m
2400m 1850m 1400m 1750m 2650m

(650m — 973m)

clear
light rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 812 m
2400m 1850m 1500m 1750m 2650m

(430m — 535m)

clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 482 m
2400m 2100m 1500m 2100m 2850m

(950m — 2024m)

11
1
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 1487 m
2400m 1800m 1400m 1500m 2450m

(915m — 1402m)

Donovaly webcam
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2
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 1158 m
2400m 1900m 1450m 1750m 2650m

(555m — 1068m)

2
clear
light rain
snow showers
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 812 m
2250m 1950m 1400m 1300m 2050m

(690m — 810m)

clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 750 m
2450m 1950m 1550m 2100m 2850m

(555m — 1068m)

clear
light rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 812 m
2400m 1800m 1500m 1700m 2650m

(460m — 550m)

clear
light rain
rain showers
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 505 m
2250m 1900m 1400m 1300m 2000m

(503m — 723m)

clear
cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 613 m
2400m 2050m 1450m 2000m 2750m

(900m — 1142m)

2
clear
light rain
light snow
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 1021 m
2300m 1700m 1400m 1350m 2400m

(585m — 705m)

Jahodná webcam
clear
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 645 m
2300m 2050m 1500m 1350m 2300m

(780m — 1060m)

3
clear
rain showers
light snow
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 920 m
2350m 1800m 1400m 1400m 2300m

(540m — 769m)

Jasenská Dolina webcam
clear
cloudy
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 654 m
2400m 1800m 1450m 1550m 2550m

(949m — 2024m)

Jasná - Chopok webcam
opens in 39 days
10
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 1486 m
2400m 1850m 1400m 1650m 2650m

(245m — 396m)

Kálnica webcam
clear
cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 320 m
2450m 1900m 1600m 2150m 2700m

(420m — 600m)

clear
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 510 m
2300m 2050m 1500m 1350m 2300m

(450m — 650m)

clear
light rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 550 m
2350m 1800m 1400m 1400m 2550m

(650m — 1246m)

2
clear
light rain
snow showers
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 948 m
2300m 2100m 1500m 1350m 2450m

(620m — 820m)

opens in 60 days
3
partly cloudy
light rain
light snow
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 720 m
2350m 1800m 1350m 1400m 2400m

(840m — 910m)

1
clear
cloudy
light snow
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 875 m
2400m 1900m 1450m 1950m 2700m

(889m — 1232m)

1
clear
cloudy
snow showers
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 1060 m
2400m 1900m 1450m 1950m 2700m

(805m — 929m)

1
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 867 m
2400m 1900m 1450m 1950m 2700m

(550m — 800m)

clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 675 m
2400m 2000m 1500m 2050m 2800m

(670m — 865m)

1
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 768 m
2400m 1900m 1400m 1900m 2650m

(660m — 810m)

2
clear
light rain
light snow
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 735 m
2300m 1700m 1400m 1300m 2300m

(675m — 790m)

2
clear
light rain
snow showers
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 732 m
2300m 1950m 1350m 1500m 2400m

(790m — 1396m)

Kubinska Hola webcam
2
clear
light rain
light snow
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 1093 m
2300m 1700m 1400m 1350m 2400m

(500m — 710m)

clear
light rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 605 m
2350m 1750m 1400m 1400m 2450m

(940m — 1017m)

1
clear
cloudy
snow showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 978 m
2400m 2050m 1450m 2000m 2750m

(850m — 987m)

2
clear
light rain
snow showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 918 m
2350m 2000m 1350m 1550m 2300m

(880m — 990m)

3
partly cloudy
light rain
light snow
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 935 m
2400m 1950m 1350m 1900m 2650m

(690m — 1070m)

2
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 880 m
2400m 1850m 1450m 1600m 2600m

(669m — 920m)

Litmanová webcam
2
clear
light rain
snow showers
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 794 m
2250m 1800m 1300m 1300m 2050m

(660m — 948m)

clear
light rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 804 m
2350m 1750m 1500m 1600m 2600m

(458m — 648m)

Makovica - Nižná Polianka webcam
clear
light rain
rain showers
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 553 m
2150m 1800m 1300m 1250m 1950m

(504m — 1372m)

2
clear
light rain
snow showers
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 938 m
2300m 1950m 1350m 1300m 2150m

(1150m — 1456m)

Martinky webcam
4
clear
light snow
light snow
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 1303 m
2350m 1800m 1450m 1550m 2600m

(730m — 996m)

2
clear
light rain
snow showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 863 m
2350m 2050m 1400m 1750m 2650m

(697m — 942m)

clear
light rain
rain showers
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 820 m
2400m 1850m 1500m 1800m 2650m

(700m — 1035m)

Mraznica - Hnilčík webcam
2
clear
light rain
snow showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 868 m
2350m 2050m 1400m 1600m 2600m

(595m — 900m)

Mýto pod Ďumbierom webcam
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 748 m
2400m 1900m 1400m 1900m 2650m

(600m — 860m)

1
clear
rain showers
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 730 m
2300m 1750m 1400m 1300m 2200m

(710m — 950m)

3
clear
rain showers
light snow
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 830 m
2350m 1800m 1400m 1400m 2350m

(760m — 960m)

2
clear
light rain
light snow
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 860 m
2300m 1700m 1400m 1350m 2400m

(470m — 570m)

clear
light rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 520 m
2300m 1700m 1400m 1400m 2450m

(450m — 580m)

clear
cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 515 m
2400m 1900m 1500m 2000m 2800m

(403m — 595m)

clear
cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 499 m
2450m 2100m 1750m 2400m 2850m

(470m — 912m)

clear
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 691 m
2300m 2050m 1450m 1400m 2350m

(800m — 850m)

2
partly cloudy
light rain
light snow
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 825 m
2350m 1950m 1350m 1500m 2450m

(700m — 900m)

clear
light rain
rain showers
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 800 m
2400m 1800m 1500m 1750m 2650m

(800m — 987m)

1
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 894 m
2400m 1950m 1400m 1950m 2700m

(1120m — 1300m)

1
clear
cloudy
snow showers
rain showers
clear
Mid station 1210 m
2400m 2050m 1450m 2000m 2750m

(610m — 905m)

partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
light rain
clear
Mid station 758 m
2400m 1950m 1400m 1900m 2650m

(649m — 786m)

clear
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 718 m
2300m 2050m 1450m 1450m 2450m

(506m — 743m)

clear
rain showers
light rain
light rain
rain showers
Mid station 624 m
2300m 1750m 1400m 1350m 2350m

(595m — 875m)

clear
light rain
light rain
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 735 m
2400m 1800m 1500m 1650m 2600m

(520m — 760m)

clear
light rain
rain showers
light rain
cloudy
Mid station 640 m
2150m 1750m 1300m 1250m 1950m

(650m — 1005m)

2
clear
light rain
snow showers
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 828 m
2250m 2000m 1400m 1350m 2100m

(1030m — 1454m)

Roháče - Zverovka/Spálená dolina webcam
12
2
clear
light snow
light snow
moderate rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 1242 m
2250m 1750m 1400m 1300m 2250m

(567m — 1209m)

Ružomberok - Malino Brdo webcam
opens in 54 days
2
clear
cloudy
light snow
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 888 m
2350m 1800m 1400m 1400m 2500m