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 3 resorts and 3 are reporting good piste conditions.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Slovakia

A–R

S–Z Best powder (3)Best piste conditions (3)

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)
Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

(600m — 750m)

snow report 4 days ago

1 cm
4 days ago
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 675 m
850m 1700m 2500m 2750m 2500m

(470m — 650m)

snow report 4 days ago

Čachovo - Selce webcam
1 cm
4 days ago
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 560 m
900m 1600m 2450m 2700m 2450m

(600m — 900m)

snow report 3 days ago

5 cm
3 days ago
1
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 750 m
800m 1600m 2450m 2700m 2400m

(1238m — 1381m)

snow report yesterday

3 cm
yesterday
2
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1310 m
850m 1600m 2400m 2700m 2450m

(1100m — 2024m)

snow report yesterday

3 cm
yesterday
1
3
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1562 m
850m 1600m 2450m 2700m 2450m

(650m — 973m)

snow report 3 days ago

7 cm
3 days ago
1
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 812 m
850m 1600m 2450m 2700m 2450m

(430m — 535m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 482 m
1000m 1700m 2450m 2700m 2500m

(950m — 2024m)

snow report yesterday

3 cm
yesterday
1
7
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1487 m
850m 1550m 2400m 2700m 2450m

(915m — 1402m)

snow report today

Donovaly webcam
50
30
Packed powder or groomed snow 1 cm
yesterday
2
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1158 m
900m 1600m 2450m 2700m 2450m

(555m — 1068m)

snow report 4 days ago

1 cm
4 days ago
2
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 812 m
750m 1400m 2300m 2650m 2500m

(690m — 810m)

snow report 4 days ago

Drozdovo webcam
6 cm
4 days ago
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 750 m
950m 1700m 2450m 2700m 2500m

(555m — 1068m)

snow report 3 days ago

7 cm
3 days ago
1
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 812 m
850m 1600m 2450m 2700m 2450m

(460m — 550m)

snow report 25 days ago

1 cm
25 days ago
1
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 505 m
750m 1400m 2300m 2650m 2500m

(503m — 723m)

snow report yesterday

Hrinova/Kosutka webcam
25
20
Artificial 3 cm
4 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 613 m
950m 1650m 2450m 2700m 2500m

(900m — 1142m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
1
7
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1021 m
800m 1550m 2400m 2750m 2400m

(585m — 705m)

snow report 5 days ago

1 cm
5 days ago
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 645 m
800m 1450m 2300m 2650m 2550m

(780m — 1060m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
1
7
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 920 m
850m 1550m 2400m 2700m 2450m

(540m — 769m)

snow report yesterday

Jasenská Dolina webcam
40
30
Spring snow 6 cm
3 days ago
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 654 m
850m 1550m 2450m 2700m 2450m

(949m — 2024m)

snow report yesterday

Jasná - Chopok webcam
80
40
Wet 3 cm
yesterday
1
4
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1486 m
850m 1600m 2450m 2700m 2450m

(245m — 396m)

Kálnica webcam
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 320 m
850m 1700m 2500m 2750m 2500m

(420m — 600m)

snow report 5 days ago

1 cm
5 days ago
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 510 m
800m 1450m 2300m 2650m 2550m

(450m — 650m)

snow report 4 days ago

1 cm
4 days ago
1
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 550 m
850m 1550m 2400m 2700m 2450m

(650m — 1246m)

snow report 5 days ago

1 cm
5 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 948 m
850m 1450m 2300m 2650m 2550m

(620m — 820m)

snow report 3 days ago

4 cm
3 days ago
4
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 720 m
800m 1550m 2400m 2700m 2450m

(840m — 910m)

snow report 3 days ago

7 cm
3 days ago
1
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 875 m
900m 1600m 2450m 2700m 2450m

(889m — 1232m)

snow report 3 days ago

15 cm
3 days ago
1
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1060 m
900m 1650m 2450m 2700m 2450m

(805m — 929m)

snow report 3 days ago

6 cm
3 days ago
1
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 867 m
900m 1650m 2450m 2700m 2450m

(550m — 800m)

snow report 4 days ago

3 cm
4 days ago
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 675 m
950m 1650m 2400m 2700m 2500m

(670m — 865m)

snow report 3 days ago

5 cm
3 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 768 m
900m 1600m 2450m 2700m 2450m

(660m — 810m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
1
5
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 735 m
800m 1550m 2400m 2750m 2400m

(675m — 790m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
2
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 732 m
800m 1500m 2350m 2700m 2500m

(790m — 1396m)

snow report yesterday

90
70
Old snow - last year 2 cm
yesterday
2
8
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1093 m
800m 1550m 2400m 2750m 2400m

(500m — 710m)

snow report 4 days ago

2 cm
4 days ago
1
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 605 m
800m 1550m 2400m 2700m 2400m

(940m — 1017m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 978 m
950m 1600m 2450m 2700m 2500m

(850m — 987m)

snow report 17 days ago

1 cm
17 days ago
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 918 m
800m 1450m 2350m 2700m 2500m

(880m — 990m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
1
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 935 m
850m 1550m 2400m 2700m 2500m

(690m — 1070m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
3
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 880 m
850m 1550m 2450m 2700m 2450m

(669m — 920m)

snow report 8 days ago

1 cm
8 days ago
3
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 794 m
750m 1400m 2300m 2700m 2450m

(660m — 948m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
1
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 804 m
800m 1600m 2450m 2700m 2400m

(458m — 648m)

snow report 7 days ago

Makovica - Nižná Polianka webcam
1 cm
7 days ago
1
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 553 m
700m 1350m 2250m 2650m 2450m

(504m — 1372m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
3
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 938 m
750m 1450m 2350m 2700m 2500m

(1150m — 1456m)

snow report yesterday

Martinky webcam
95
85

Fresh

Fresh
1 cm
yesterday
1
4
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1303 m
800m 1600m 2450m 2700m 2450m

(730m — 996m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 863 m
850m 1500m 2350m 2700m 2500m

(697m — 942m)

snow report 3 days ago

7 cm
3 days ago
1
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 820 m
800m 1600m 2500m 2700m 2450m

(700m — 1035m)

snow report yesterday

Mraznica - Hnilčík webcam
1 cm
yesterday
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 868 m
850m 1450m 2350m 2700m 2500m

(595m — 900m)

snow report 3 days ago

Mýto pod Ďumbierom webcam
5 cm
3 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 748 m
900m 1600m 2450m 2700m 2450m

(600m — 860m)

snow report 4 days ago

3 cm
4 days ago
1
4
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 730 m
800m 1550m 2400m 2700m 2400m

(710m — 950m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
4
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 830 m
850m 1550m 2400m 2700m 2450m

(760m — 960m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
1
8
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 860 m
800m 1550m 2400m 2750m 2400m

(470m — 570m)

snow report 7 days ago

2 cm
7 days ago
1
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 520 m
800m 1550m 2400m 2700m 2400m

(450m — 580m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 515 m
900m 1650m 2450m 2700m 2450m

(403m — 595m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 499 m
850m 1750m 2550m 2800m 2550m

(470m — 912m)

snow report yesterday

Plejsy webcam
50
40
Artificial 1 cm
17 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 691 m
800m 1450m 2300m 2650m 2550m

(800m — 850m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
2
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 825 m
800m 1500m 2350m 2700m 2500m

(700m — 900m)

snow report 3 days ago

5 cm
3 days ago
1
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 800 m
800m 1600m 2500m 2700m 2450m

(800m — 987m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
1
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 894 m
900m 1600m 2450m 2700m 2450m

(1120m — 1300m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1210 m
950m 1650m 2450m 2700m 2500m

(610m — 905m)

snow report 3 days ago

4 cm
3 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 758 m
900m 1600m 2400m 2700m 2500m

(649m — 786m)

snow report 17 days ago

1 cm
17 days ago
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 718 m
800m 1450m 2300m 2650m 2550m

(506m — 743m)

snow report 4 days ago

1 cm
4 days ago
1
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 624 m
800m 1550m 2400m 2700m 2400m

(595m — 875m)

snow report 3 days ago

4 cm
3 days ago
1
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 735 m
800m 1600m 2450m 2700m 2450m

(520m — 760m)

snow report 7 days ago

1 cm
7 days ago
1
clear
cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 640 m
750m 1350m 2250m 2650m 2450m

(650m — 1005m)

snow report 17 days ago

1 cm
17 days ago
1
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 828 m
750m 1400m 2300m 2650m 2500m

(1030m — 1454m)

snow report yesterday

Roháče - Zverovka/Spálená dolina webcam
5 cm
yesterday
3
21
clear
partly cloudy
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1242 m
800m 1500m 2350m 2750m 2450m

(567m — 1209m)

snow report yesterday

Ružomberok - Malino Brdo webcam
40
40
Artificial 1 cm
yesterday
5
clear
clear
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 888 m
850m 1550m 2400m 2700m 2450m