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 REPORTThe major ski areas in the Czech and Slovak Republics have been reported better conditions - meaning more stable with less strong winds and rain/sleet/snow over the last week - although there has been more precipitation. This falls as rain on lower slopes meaning the region's smaller, lower centres are mostly closed, but the well-known areas, generally with higher altitude terrain, are largely fully open still.

The Slovak Republic's biggest Jasna (40/100 cm / 16/40") has dropped to about 80% of its 50km (31 miles) of slopes open though from nearly 100% last month. The Czech Republic's biggest Špindlerův Mlýn (50/120 cm / 20/48") meanwhile remains at 98% open.

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

A–R

S–Z

Ski resorts in Slovakia from A to R

Resort
snow depth
top and bottom

on-piste

off-piste

Last Snow

Next 9 Days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

(600m — 750m)

snow report 28 days ago

2.0 cm
28 days ago
rain showers cloud light rain cloud part cloud
Mid station 675 m
1100m 1300m 1300m 1150m 1300m

(470m — 650m)

snow report 25 days ago

Čachovo - Selce webcam
1.0 cm
25 days ago
cloud light rain light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 560 m
1000m 1100m 1350m 1250m 1200m

(600m — 900m)

snow report 13 days ago

1.0 cm
14 days ago
light rain cloud light rain cloud part cloud
Mid station 750 m
1000m 1200m 1250m 1050m 1250m

(1238m — 1381m)

snow report 2 days ago

2.0 cm
2 days ago
10.0
9.0
1.0
part cloud light snow light snow cloud light snow
Mid station 1310 m
1000m 1150m 1300m 1350m 1150m

(1100m — 2024m)

snow report today

1.0 cm
yesterday
11.0
11.0
1.0
cloud light snow light snow cloud light snow
Mid station 1562 m
1000m 1150m 1300m 1350m 1150m

(650m — 973m)

snow report today

1.0 cm
yesterday
light snow cloud light rain cloud cloud
Mid station 812 m
1050m 1150m 1300m 1200m 1200m

(430m — 535m)

snow report 28 days ago

2.0 cm
28 days ago
part cloud light rain light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 482 m
1100m 1200m 1400m 1300m 1300m

(950m — 2024m)

snow report today

1.0 cm
yesterday
10.0
11.0
1.0
cloud light snow light snow cloud light snow
Mid station 1487 m
1000m 1150m 1300m 1350m 1150m

(915m — 1402m)

snow report today

Donovaly webcam
40
20
Wet snow 1.0 cm
yesterday
6.0
5.0
1.0
cloud light snow light snow cloud light snow
Mid station 1158 m
1000m 1150m 1300m 1250m 1150m

(555m — 1068m)

snow report today

1.0 cm
yesterday
cloud cloud light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 812 m
1000m 1200m 1300m 1500m 1450m

(690m — 810m)

snow report 28 days ago

3.0 cm
28 days ago
part cloud cloud light rain cloud cloud
Mid station 750 m
1050m 1250m 1350m 1200m 1250m

(555m — 1068m)

snow report 20 days ago

2.0 cm
20 days ago
light snow cloud light rain cloud cloud
Mid station 812 m
1050m 1150m 1300m 1200m 1200m

(460m — 550m)

snow report 13 days ago

1.0 cm
13 days ago
part cloud cloud light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 505 m
1000m 1200m 1300m 1500m 1450m

(503m — 723m)

snow report 25 days ago

1.0 cm
25 days ago
cloud light rain light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 613 m
1050m 1150m 1350m 1300m 1300m

(900m — 1142m)

snow report today

3.0 cm
yesterday
2.0
1.0
light snow cloud light rain cloud cloud
Mid station 1021 m
950m 1200m 1300m 1300m 1100m

(585m — 705m)

snow report 25 days ago

1.0 cm
26 days ago
part cloud cloud light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 645 m
1100m 1150m 1250m 1450m 1600m

(780m — 1060m)

snow report today

1.0 cm
yesterday
1.0
cloud light rain light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 920 m
1000m 1150m 1300m 1350m 1150m

(540m — 769m)

snow report today

Jasenská Dolina webcam
30
20
Wet snow 2.0 cm
yesterday
light rain light rain light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 654 m
950m 1150m 1300m 1250m 1100m

(929m — 2004m)

snow report today

Jasná - Chopok webcam
100
40
Packed powder and groomed snow 1.0 cm
yesterday
11.0
11.0
1.0
cloud light snow light snow cloud light snow
Mid station 1466 m
1000m 1150m 1300m 1350m 1150m

(245m — 396m)

snow report 28 days ago

2.0 cm
28 days ago
rain showers cloud light rain cloud part cloud
Mid station 320 m
1100m 1300m 1300m 1150m 1250m

(420m — 600m)

snow report 25 days ago

1.0 cm
26 days ago
part cloud cloud light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 510 m
1100m 1150m 1250m 1450m 1600m

(450m — 650m)

snow report 19 days ago

1.0 cm
20 days ago
cloud light rain light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 550 m
950m 1150m 1300m 1300m 1100m

(650m — 1246m)

snow report today

4 cm
yesterday
part cloud light snow light rain cloud mod rain
Mid station 948 m
1050m 1100m 1250m 1500m 1600m

(620m — 820m)

snow report today

30
20
Artificial snow cover 1.0 cm
20 days ago
part cloud light rain light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 720 m
1000m 1150m 1300m 1400m 1150m

(840m — 910m)

snow report 20 days ago

1.0 cm
20 days ago
light snow light rain light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 875 m
1000m 1100m 1350m 1250m 1200m

(889m — 1232m)

snow report 2 days ago

1.0 cm
2 days ago
3.0
1.0
light snow light snow light rain cloud light snow
Mid station 1060 m
1000m 1100m 1350m 1200m 1200m

(805m — 929m)

snow report 20 days ago

1.0 cm
20 days ago
light snow light rain light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 867 m
1000m 1100m 1350m 1250m 1200m

(550m — 800m)

snow report 28 days ago

2.0 cm
28 days ago
cloud light rain light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 675 m
1050m 1150m 1350m 1250m 1250m

(670m — 865m)

snow report 24 days ago

5 cm
25 days ago
cloud light rain light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 768 m
1000m 1150m 1300m 1300m 1200m

(660m — 810m)

snow report today

1.0 cm
yesterday
light rain cloud light rain cloud cloud
Mid station 735 m
1000m 1200m 1300m 1350m 1100m

(675m — 790m)

snow report today

1.0 cm
yesterday
cloud light rain light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 732 m
1050m 1150m 1300m 1450m 1250m

(790m — 1396m)

snow report today

60
30
Wet snow 3.0 cm
yesterday
3.0
3.0
light snow cloud light snow cloud cloud
Mid station 1093 m
950m 1200m 1300m 1300m 1100m

(500m — 710m)

snow report 19 days ago

2.0 cm
20 days ago
light rain light rain light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 605 m
950m 1150m 1300m 1300m 1100m

(940m — 1035m)

snow report today

50
20
Artificial snow cover 1.0 cm
2 days ago
part cloud light rain light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 988 m
1050m 1150m 1350m 1300m 1350m

(850m — 987m)

snow report today

3.0 cm
yesterday
part cloud light snow light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 918 m
1050m 1150m 1250m 1400m 1300m

(880m — 990m)

snow report today

1.0 cm
yesterday
1.0
part cloud light snow light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 935 m
1050m 1100m 1300m 1400m 1200m

(690m — 1070m)

snow report today

2.0 cm
yesterday
1.0
cloud light snow light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 880 m
1000m 1150m 1300m 1250m 1150m

(669m — 920m)

snow report today

Litmanová webcam
1.0 cm
yesterday
cloud cloud light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 794 m
1050m 1200m 1400m 1450m 1300m

(660m — 948m)

snow report today

2.0 cm
yesterday
1.0
1.0
light snow cloud light rain cloud cloud
Mid station 804 m
1000m 1200m 1300m 1100m 1300m

(458m — 648m)

snow report 13 days ago

Makovica - Nižná Polianka webcam
1.0 cm
13 days ago
cloud cloud cloud cloud light rain
Mid station 553 m
1000m 1150m 1300m 1600m 1450m

(504m — 1372m)

snow report today

1.0 cm
yesterday
cloud cloud light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 938 m
1000m 1150m 1300m 1400m 1300m

(1150m — 1456m)

snow report today

60
30
Wet snow 2.0 cm
yesterday
6.0
6.0
light snow light snow light snow cloud cloud
Mid station 1303 m
1000m 1150m 1300m 1250m 1150m

(730m — 996m)

snow report today

3.0 cm
yesterday
part cloud light snow light rain cloud mod rain
Mid station 863 m
1000m 1100m 1250m 1400m 1300m

(697m — 942m)

snow report 20 days ago

2.0 cm
20 days ago
light snow cloud light rain cloud cloud
Mid station 820 m
1050m 1200m 1300m 1150m 1250m

(700m — 1035m)

snow report today

Mraznica - Hnilčík webcam
4 cm
yesterday
part cloud light snow light rain cloud mod rain
Mid station 868 m
1000m 1100m 1250m 1400m 1350m

(595m — 900m)

snow report today

50
50
Artificial snow cover 5 cm
25 days ago
cloud light rain light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 748 m
1000m 1150m 1300m 1300m 1200m

(600m — 860m)

snow report 13 days ago

4 cm
14 days ago
cloud cloud light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 730 m
1000m 1150m 1300m 1400m 1100m

(710m — 950m)

snow report today

1.0 cm
yesterday
part cloud light rain light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 830 m
1000m 1150m 1300m 1350m 1150m

(760m — 960m)

snow report today

2.0 cm
yesterday
light snow cloud light rain cloud cloud
Mid station 860 m
1000m 1200m 1300m 1300m 1150m

(470m — 570m)

snow report 13 days ago

3.0 cm
14 days ago
light rain cloud light rain cloud cloud
Mid station 520 m
1050m 1250m 1250m 1200m 1300m

(450m — 580m)

snow report 28 days ago

2.0 cm
28 days ago
light rain light rain light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 515 m
1050m 1200m 1350m 1200m 1200m

(403m — 595m)

snow report 29 days ago

1.0 cm
30 days ago
part cloud cloud light rain cloud cloud
Mid station 499 m
1150m 1850m 1300m 1000m 1300m

(470m — 912m)

snow report today

2.0 cm
yesterday
part cloud light rain light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 691 m
1050m 1150m 1250m 1450m 1450m

(800m — 850m)

snow report today

2.0 cm
yesterday
part cloud light rain light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 825 m
1050m 1200m 1300m 1500m 1200m

(700m — 900m)

snow report today

1.0 cm
yesterday
light snow cloud light rain cloud cloud
Mid station 800 m
1050m 1150m 1300m 1150m 1250m

(800m — 987m)

snow report today

1.0 cm
yesterday
1.0
cloud light snow light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 894 m
1000m 1150m 1350m 1250m 1200m

(1120m — 1300m)

snow report 2 days ago

1.0 cm
2 days ago
6.0
2.0
1.0
cloud light snow light snow cloud light snow
Mid station 1210 m
1050m 1150m 1350m 1300m 1300m

(610m — 905m)

snow report 24 days ago

5 cm
25 days ago
cloud light rain light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 758 m
1000m 1150m 1300m 1350m 1250m

(649m — 786m)

snow report today

2.0 cm
yesterday
part cloud light rain light rain cloud mod rain
Mid station 718 m
1050m 1150m 1200m 1450m 1400m

(506m — 743m)

snow report 19 days ago

2.0 cm
20 days ago
light rain cloud light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 624 m
950m 1150m 1300m 1350m 1100m

(595m — 875m)

snow report today

1.0 cm
yesterday
light rain cloud light rain cloud cloud
Mid station 735 m
1050m 1150m 1300m 1200m 1200m

(520m — 760m)

snow report 13 days ago

1.0 cm
13 days ago
cloud cloud cloud cloud light rain
Mid station 640 m
1000m 1200m 1300m 1550m 1400m

(650m — 1005m)

snow report today

2.0 cm
yesterday
part cloud cloud light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 828 m
1050m 1200m 1300m 1500m 1500m

(1030m — 1454m)

snow report today

4 cm
yesterday
3.0
7.0
cloud light snow light snow cloud light snow
Mid station 1242 m
950m 1150m 1350m 1400m 1150m

(567m — 1209m)

snow report today

Ružomberok - Malino Brdo webcam
30
15
Artificial snow cover 2.0 cm
yesterday
1.0
cloud light rain light rain cloud light rain
Mid station 888 m
950m 1150m 1300m 1300m 1100m