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 It has been one of the snowiest periods of the season so far in the Czech and Slovak Republics and the wider Tatra Mountains. Tatranská Lomnica (30/130cm / 12/52"), which already reports Slovakia's deepest snow at present this season reported another 38cm (15 inches) over the first few days of this week and has every run open, every lift turning. The country's biggest resort, Jasna (30/80m / 12/32") got 28cm (11 inches) over the same period and is running at about 80% cavity.

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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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
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Last Snow
Fresh snow depth
Next 9 Days
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snow (cm)
Weather Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

(600m — 750m)

snow report 6 days ago

2 cm
6 days ago
2
cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
cloudy
moderate rain
Mid station 675 m
1150m 350m 450m 400m 1000m

(470m — 650m)

snow report 6 days ago

2 cm
6 days ago
6
3
light rain
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 560 m
1150m 450m 150m 0m 800m

(600m — 900m)

snow report 6 days ago

5 cm
6 days ago
12
3
1
cloudy
snow showers
light snow
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 750 m
1050m 350m 0m 0m 950m

(1238m — 1381m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
13
10
4
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1310 m
1150m 400m 250m 0m 750m

(1100m — 2024m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
17
13
5
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1562 m
1150m 450m 300m 0m 800m

(650m — 973m)

snow report 6 days ago

6 cm
6 days ago
10
4
1
cloudy
snow showers
light snow
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 812 m
1150m 400m 250m 0m 950m

(430m — 535m)

snow report 13 days ago

1 cm
13 days ago
4
cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
moderate rain
Mid station 482 m
1300m 450m 350m 250m 1000m

(950m — 2024m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
17
11
5
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1487 m
1150m 400m 300m 0m 800m

(915m — 1402m)

snow report yesterday

Donovaly webcam
35
25
Wet 1 cm
3 days ago
14
8
5
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1158 m
1150m 400m 200m 0m 850m

(555m — 1068m)

snow report 3 days ago

2 cm
3 days ago
5
7
1
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 812 m
1400m 450m 300m 200m 750m

(690m — 810m)

snow report 6 days ago

2 cm
6 days ago
5
2
cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
moderate rain
Mid station 750 m
1250m 400m 350m 300m 1100m

(555m — 1068m)

snow report 6 days ago

6 cm
6 days ago
10
5
1
light snow
snow showers
light snow
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 812 m
1150m 350m 200m 0m 950m

(460m — 550m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
3
1
light rain
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 505 m
1350m 450m 250m 150m 750m

(503m — 723m)

snow report 3 days ago

30
25
Artificial 1 cm
6 days ago
6
3
cloudy
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 613 m
1200m 500m 200m 0m 900m

(900m — 1142m)

snow report 3 days ago

5 cm
3 days ago
14
4
3
light snow
snow showers
light snow
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1021 m
1100m 400m 250m 0m 900m

(585m — 705m)

snow report 6 days ago

1 cm
6 days ago
7
3
2
light rain
snow showers
cloudy
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 645 m
1500m 550m 300m 200m 800m

(780m — 1060m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
10
6
1
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 920 m
1150m 400m 300m 0m 850m

(540m — 769m)

snow report 3 days ago

Jasenská Dolina webcam
40
20
Artificial 4 cm
6 days ago
10
4
1
light rain
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 654 m
1150m 350m 200m 0m 900m

(929m — 2004m)

snow report 3 days ago

Jasná - Chopok webcam
80
30
Artificial 1 cm
yesterday
16
12
5
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1466 m
1150m 400m 300m 0m 800m

(245m — 396m)

snow report 30 days ago

Kálnica webcam
2 cm
30 days ago
1
cloudy
partly cloudy
rain showers
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 320 m
1100m 350m 400m 400m 1000m

(420m — 600m)

snow report 6 days ago

1 cm
6 days ago
4
3
light rain
snow showers
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 510 m
1500m 550m 300m 200m 800m

(450m — 650m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
8
1
1
light rain
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 550 m
1150m 400m 250m 0m 900m

(650m — 1246m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
9
10
2
light snow
snow showers
light snow
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 948 m
1500m 550m 250m 250m 800m

(620m — 820m)

snow report 3 days ago

40
10
Artificial 4 cm
3 days ago
8
4
1
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 720 m
1200m 400m 350m 0m 850m

(840m — 910m)

snow report 6 days ago

4 cm
6 days ago
9
7
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 875 m
1150m 400m 0m 0m 850m

(889m — 1232m)

snow report 4 days ago

1 cm
4 days ago
11
7
3
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1060 m
1200m 350m 0m 0m 850m

(805m — 929m)

snow report 6 days ago

3 cm
6 days ago
9
7
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 867 m
1200m 400m 0m 0m 800m

(550m — 800m)

snow report 6 days ago

2 cm
6 days ago
5
2
light rain
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 675 m
1200m 400m 200m 0m 950m

(670m — 865m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
8
8
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 768 m
1150m 450m 250m 0m 800m

(660m — 810m)

snow report 3 days ago

2 cm
3 days ago
11
2
2
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 735 m
1100m 400m 300m 0m 900m

(675m — 790m)

snow report 3 days ago

3 cm
3 days ago
5
5
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 732 m
1350m 450m 350m 250m 950m

(790m — 1396m)

snow report 3 days ago

60
30
Artificial 2 cm
yesterday
14
4
4
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1093 m
1150m 400m 250m 0m 900m

(500m — 710m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
8
2
1
light rain
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 605 m
1150m 400m 250m 0m 900m

(940m — 1017m)

snow report 6 days ago

2 cm
6 days ago
8
9
cloudy
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 978 m
1200m 500m 250m 0m 850m

(850m — 987m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
5
7
1
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 918 m
1350m 500m 350m 250m 800m

(880m — 990m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
6
8
cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 935 m
1250m 450m 300m 200m 750m

(690m — 1070m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
10
7
1
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 880 m
1150m 400m 250m 0m 850m

(669m — 920m)

snow report 3 days ago

5 cm
3 days ago
7
3
1
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 794 m
1350m 400m 300m 150m 950m

(660m — 948m)

snow report 6 days ago

6 cm
6 days ago
14
3
1
cloudy
snow showers
light snow
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 804 m
1050m 400m 0m 0m 950m

(458m — 648m)

snow report 6 days ago

4 cm
6 days ago
5
5
light rain
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 553 m
1350m 400m 250m 0m 900m

(504m — 1372m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
6
5
1
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 938 m
1400m 450m 350m 250m 950m

(1150m — 1456m)

snow report 3 days ago

Martinky webcam
80
60
Artificial 2 cm
yesterday
19
6
7
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1303 m
1150m 350m 150m 0m 900m

(730m — 996m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
6
10
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 863 m
1400m 550m 300m 250m 850m

(697m — 942m)

snow report 6 days ago

6 cm
6 days ago
8
4
cloudy
snow showers
light snow
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 820 m
1100m 350m 250m 200m 900m

(700m — 1035m)

snow report 3 days ago

Mraznica - Hnilčík webcam
1 cm
3 days ago
6
10
1
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 868 m
1400m 550m 300m 250m 800m

(595m — 900m)

snow report yesterday

Mýto pod Ďumbierom webcam
45
30
Artificial 1 cm
3 days ago
7
8
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 748 m
1150m 450m 250m 0m 800m

(600m — 860m)

snow report 3 days ago

2 cm
3 days ago
8
2
1
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 730 m
1150m 400m 300m 0m 900m

(710m — 950m)

snow report 3 days ago

4 cm
3 days ago
9
6
1
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 830 m
1150m 400m 300m 0m 850m

(760m — 960m)

snow report 3 days ago

2 cm
3 days ago
13
3
2
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 860 m
1100m 400m 300m 0m 900m

(470m — 570m)

snow report 6 days ago

5 cm
6 days ago
11
2
light rain
snow showers
light snow
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 520 m
1100m 350m 200m 0m 900m

(450m — 580m)

snow report 6 days ago

3 cm
6 days ago
5
light rain
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
moderate rain
Mid station 515 m
1200m 350m 200m 250m 1000m

(403m — 595m)

snow report 15 days ago

1 cm
15 days ago
1
cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
Mid station 499 m
1100m 450m 450m 500m 1000m

(470m — 912m)

snow report 3 days ago

50
40
Artificial 1 cm
3 days ago
5
5
1
light rain
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 691 m
1400m 500m 300m 250m 800m

(800m — 850m)

snow report 3 days ago

4 cm
3 days ago
6
5
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 825 m
1350m 450m 350m 250m 1000m

(700m — 900m)

snow report 6 days ago

6 cm
6 days ago
11
3
1
cloudy
snow showers
light snow
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 800 m
1100m 400m 150m 0m 900m

(800m — 987m)

snow report 6 days ago

3 cm
6 days ago
9
7
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 894 m
1150m 450m 200m 0m 850m

(1120m — 1300m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
12
9
5
cloudy
clear
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1210 m
1200m 500m 200m 0m 850m

(610m — 905m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
7
8
cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 758 m
1150m 450m 250m 0m 750m

(649m — 786m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
5
9
1
light rain
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 718 m
1400m 500m 300m 300m 800m

(506m — 743m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
7
3
1
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light rain
Mid station 624 m
1150m 400m 250m 0m 900m

(595m — 875m)

snow report 6 days ago

5 cm
6 days ago
11
4
1
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 735 m
1150m 350m 150m 0m 950m

(520m — 760m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
5
4
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 640 m
1350m 400m 250m 0m 950m

(650m — 1005m)

snow report 3 days ago

1 cm
3 days ago
5
7
1
light snow
light snow
light snow
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 828 m
1400m 450m 300m 200m 750m

(1030m — 1454m)

snow report yesterday

Roháče - Zverovka/Spálená dolina webcam
1 cm
yesterday
16
4
5
light snow
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1242 m
1200m 350m 400m 0m 950m

(567m — 1209m)

snow report 3 days ago

Ružomberok - Malino Brdo webcam
45
35
Artificial 2 cm
3 days ago
10
6
1
light snow
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 888 m
1150m 400m 250m 0m 900m