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 1 resorts and 1 are reporting good piste conditions.

A–R

S–Z Best powder (1)Best piste conditions (1)

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)
Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

(600m — 750m)

snow report 3 days ago

69 cm
3 days ago
1
6
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 675 m
300m 0m 0m 850m 1600m

(735m — 900m)

snow report 2 days ago

28 cm
2 days ago
1
12
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 818 m
400m 800m 1000m 750m 1350m

(470m — 650m)

snow report 7 days ago

Čachovo - Selce webcam
17 cm
7 days ago
1
5
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 560 m
400m 500m 150m 500m 1400m

(600m — 900m)

snow report 6 days ago

9 cm
6 days ago
1
9
2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
moderate rain
Mid station 750 m
350m 550m 0m 650m 1450m

(1238m — 1381m)

snow report 2 days ago

83 cm
2 days ago
1
11
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1310 m
400m 600m 300m 650m 1350m

(1100m — 2024m)

snow report 2 days ago

9 cm
2 days ago
1
14
2
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1562 m
400m 550m 250m 600m 1400m

(650m — 973m)

snow report 6 days ago

1 cm
6 days ago
12
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
light rain
Mid station 812 m
400m 450m 0m 600m 1500m

(430m — 535m)

snow report 2 days ago

10 cm
2 days ago
2
6
cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 482 m
300m 0m 0m 500m 1500m

(950m — 2024m)

snow report 2 days ago

6 cm
2 days ago
1
16
3
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1487 m
400m 650m 300m 650m 1350m

(915m — 1402m)

snow report today

Donovaly webcam
30
20
Powder
Powder
1 cm
2 days ago
1
11
2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 1158 m
400m 500m 200m 450m 1400m

(555m — 1068m)

snow report 2 days ago

9 cm
2 days ago
1
8
cloudy
clear
light snow
snow showers
cloudy
Mid station 812 m
300m 0m 0m 350m 1350m

(690m — 810m)

snow report 3 days ago

Drozdovo webcam
2 cm
3 days ago
1
8
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 750 m
300m 0m 0m 650m 1500m

(555m — 1068m)

snow report 6 days ago

3 cm
6 days ago
12
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
light rain
Mid station 812 m
400m 450m 0m 550m 1450m

(460m — 550m)

snow report 2 days ago

3 cm
2 days ago
7
1
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 505 m
300m 0m 0m 300m 1300m

(503m — 723m)

snow report 2 days ago

opens in 4 days 31 cm
2 days ago
2
8
cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 613 m
350m 250m 0m 450m 1400m

(900m — 1142m)

snow report 2 days ago

24 cm
2 days ago
12
4
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
moderate rain
Mid station 1021 m
400m 750m 300m 450m 1350m

(585m — 705m)

snow report 2 days ago

Jahodná webcam
20 cm
2 days ago
6
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 645 m
300m 0m 0m 200m 1300m

(780m — 1060m)

snow report 2 days ago

13 cm
2 days ago
1
10
1
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 920 m
400m 650m 350m 650m 1350m

(540m — 769m)

snow report yesterday

Jasenská Dolina webcam
40
15
Artificial 25 cm
6 days ago
1
5
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 654 m
400m 500m 200m 500m 1400m

(949m — 2024m)

snow report yesterday

Jasná - Chopok webcam
60
15
Artificial 2 cm
2 days ago
1
14
2
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1486 m
400m 600m 300m 650m 1350m

(245m — 396m)

snow report 3 days ago

Kálnica webcam
6 cm
3 days ago
1
6
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 320 m
300m 0m 0m 800m 1550m

(420m — 600m)

snow report 2 days ago

20 cm
2 days ago
6
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 510 m
300m 0m 0m 200m 1300m

(450m — 650m)

snow report 2 days ago

15 cm
2 days ago
1
5
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 550 m
400m 600m 250m 450m 1350m

(650m — 1246m)

snow report 2 days ago

3 cm
2 days ago
1
7
2
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
snow showers
cloudy
Mid station 948 m
300m 0m 0m 250m 1300m

(620m — 820m)

snow report 2 days ago

opens in 3 days 4 cm
2 days ago
1
8
cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 720 m
400m 650m 550m 750m 1350m

(840m — 910m)

snow report 2 days ago

3 cm
2 days ago
1
10
1
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 875 m
400m 400m 0m 500m 1400m

(889m — 1232m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
1
10
2
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 1060 m
400m 400m 0m 500m 1450m

(805m — 929m)

snow report 3 days ago

10 cm
3 days ago
1
8
1
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 867 m
400m 400m 0m 500m 1450m

(550m — 800m)

snow report 2 days ago

7 cm
2 days ago
2
6
cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 675 m
350m 250m 0m 450m 1450m

(670m — 865m)

snow report 2 days ago

2 cm
2 days ago
1
6
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 768 m
400m 500m 250m 550m 1400m

(660m — 810m)

snow report 2 days ago

10 cm
2 days ago
9
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
moderate rain
Mid station 735 m
400m 800m 450m 650m 1350m

(675m — 790m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
1
3
cloudy
clear
light snow
snow showers
rain showers
Mid station 732 m
400m 850m 700m 850m 1450m

(790m — 1396m)

snow report yesterday

50
30
Packed 40 cm
6 days ago
13
4
partly cloudy
clear
cloudy
light snow
moderate rain
Mid station 1093 m
400m 800m 300m 450m 1350m

(500m — 710m)

snow report 6 days ago

17 cm
6 days ago
5
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 605 m
400m 750m 300m 450m 1350m

(940m — 1017m)

snow report 2 days ago

7 cm
2 days ago
1
9
1
cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
rain showers
Mid station 978 m
350m 300m 0m 450m 1350m

(850m — 987m)

snow report 2 days ago

3 cm
2 days ago
2
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 918 m
350m 800m 300m 500m 1450m

(880m — 990m)

snow report 2 days ago

2 cm
2 days ago
1
4
cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 935 m
400m 650m 300m 800m 1400m

(690m — 1070m)

snow report 2 days ago

14 cm
2 days ago
1
11
1
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 880 m
400m 500m 200m 450m 1400m

(669m — 920m)

snow report 2 days ago

Litmanová webcam
16 cm
2 days ago
1
3
cloudy
clear
light snow
snow showers
rain showers
Mid station 794 m
300m 900m 850m 750m 1450m

(660m — 948m)

snow report 2 days ago

9 cm
2 days ago
7
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
moderate rain
Mid station 804 m
400m 700m 0m 600m 1450m

(458m — 648m)

snow report 2 days ago

Makovica - Nižná Polianka webcam
4 cm
2 days ago
1
7
4
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 553 m
250m 0m 0m 400m 1300m

(504m — 1372m)

snow report 2 days ago

12 cm
2 days ago
1
4
cloudy
clear
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 938 m
350m 800m 400m 650m 1450m

(1150m — 1456m)

snow report 6 days ago

Martinky webcam
3 cm
6 days ago
13
4
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1303 m
400m 550m 150m 500m 1400m

(730m — 996m)

snow report 2 days ago

2 cm
2 days ago
3
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 863 m
400m 600m 150m 450m 1400m

(697m — 942m)

snow report 6 days ago

2 cm
6 days ago
9
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
light rain
Mid station 820 m
400m 450m 0m 650m 1500m

(700m — 1035m)

snow report 2 days ago

Mraznica - Hnilčík webcam
6 cm
2 days ago
4
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 868 m
350m 550m 0m 450m 1400m

(595m — 900m)

snow report 2 days ago

Mýto pod Ďumbierom webcam
36 cm
2 days ago
1
6
cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 748 m
400m 500m 200m 550m 1400m

(600m — 860m)

snow report 6 days ago

9 cm
6 days ago
5
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 730 m
400m 800m 850m 650m 1350m

(710m — 950m)

snow report 2 days ago

4 cm
2 days ago
1
8
1
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 830 m
400m 650m 350m 700m 1350m

(760m — 960m)

snow report 2 days ago

2 cm
2 days ago
14
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
moderate rain
Mid station 860 m
400m 800m 300m 600m 1350m

(470m — 570m)

snow report 6 days ago

1 cm
6 days ago
2
cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 520 m
400m 800m 250m 650m 1400m

(450m — 580m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
1
4
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 515 m
350m 350m 0m 550m 1500m

(403m — 595m)

snow report 3 days ago

12 cm
3 days ago
2
4
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 499 m
300m 0m 0m 950m 1800m

(470m — 912m)

snow report 2 days ago

Plejsy webcam
opens in 7 days 24 cm
2 days ago
1
6
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 691 m
300m 300m 0m 300m 1400m

(800m — 850m)

snow report 2 days ago

32 cm
2 days ago
1
5
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
rain showers
Mid station 825 m
400m 800m 500m 900m 1450m

(700m — 900m)

snow report 6 days ago

1 cm
6 days ago
8
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
light rain
Mid station 800 m
400m 550m 0m 600m 1500m

(800m — 987m)

snow report 7 days ago

22 cm
7 days ago
1
8
1
partly cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 894 m
400m 500m 150m 500m 1400m

(1120m — 1300m)

snow report 2 days ago

4 cm
2 days ago
2
9
1
cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
rain showers
Mid station 1210 m
350m 300m 0m 450m 1400m

(610m — 905m)

snow report 2 days ago

18 cm
2 days ago
1
6
cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 758 m
400m 500m 200m 600m 1300m

(649m — 786m)

snow report 2 days ago

13 cm
2 days ago
1
6
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 718 m
350m 400m 0m 350m 1400m

(506m — 743m)

snow report 6 days ago

13 cm
6 days ago
4
partly cloudy
clear
cloudy
light snow
light rain
Mid station 624 m
400m 800m 350m 450m 1350m

(595m — 875m)

snow report 6 days ago

25 cm
6 days ago
7
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
light snow
light rain
Mid station 735 m
400m 500m 0m 550m 1450m

(520m — 760m)

snow report 2 days ago

5 cm
2 days ago
1
7
5
cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 640 m
250m 0m 0m 450m 1350m

(650m — 1005m)

snow report 2 days ago

5 cm
2 days ago
9
cloudy
clear
light snow
snow showers
cloudy
Mid station 828 m
300m 0m 0m 300m 1350m

(1030m — 1454m)

snow report 2 days ago

Roháče - Zverovka/Spálená dolina webcam
3 cm
2 days ago
1
27
7
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1242 m
400m 650m 750m 750m 1350m

(567m — 1209m)

snow report 2 days ago

Ružomberok - Malino Brdo webcam
opens in 4 days 1 cm
2 days ago
1
12
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
light rain
Mid station 888 m
400m 600m 250m 450m 1350m