Ski holidays in Slovakia: Snow up your life!
Winter sports are very popular in Slovakia and well-equipped centres attract not only the local residents, but also foreign visitors. In the country’s mountain ranges, 36 modern ski centres are available to ensure wonderful skiing conditions for everyone.
Where to go skiing in Slovakia?The High Tatra Mountains are the main destination for winter sports in the Slovakian territory. The mountains cover at least two-thirds of Slovakia’s landscape and can therefore guarantee snowy winters as well as provide a variety of ski resorts ranging from small to medium-sized, making them suitable for every ski level. Along the southern edge of the High Tatras, you can find the ski centre hotspot, with the Stary Smokovec, Tatranská Lomnica and Štrbské Pleso resorts found along a valley with 30 km distance between each other. The highest peak of the entire High Tatras and by default, the highest peak of the three areas, is the spa resort of Štrbské Pleso, located at 1,346 meters above sea level. With 9.3 kilometers of slopes, it is one of the largest small ski resorts. The Tatranská Lomnica ski resort offers slightly more pistes with approximately 12 km of slopes. This ski area is also a great location for exemplary après-ski.
The highest mountain of Low Tatras is situated on the other side of the High Tatras, which also belongs to the Carpathian Mountains. The Demänovská valley ski resort is a particularly interesting resort for skiers. The valley is also known for its ice caves, its 15 km long length, and is the main tourist centre on the northern side of the Low Tatras ridge. Here, you can also find the winter sports area Jasná – in the midst of the Low Tatra Mountains. Since the end of the 19th century, this ski resort has developed into one of the largest and most popular ski resorts in the country with 45 km of pistes. This ski resort extends itself over both sides of the mountain Chopok and is every bit as qualified as other ski areas when it comes to slope quality and modernity. From December to April, you can find the perfect slopes as well as challenging skiing trails for cross-country skiers at an altitude between 950 and 2,024 meters.Moreover, there are paradisiacal conditions for snowboarders in the snow park with a half pipe, rails and jumps. Even some off-piste areas with deep snow variations are accessible for freeride-lovers. The area is also often a venue for international competitions.
Why book ski holidays in Slovakia?Perfectly primed slopes, ski and snowboard arenas, ski schools and ski kindergartens, night skiing, ski rental – all of this awaits you in Slovakian ski resorts. Slovakia has a lot to offer off the pistes as well: Adrenaline sports like snowtubing, kitewing, sledging and ice skating can provide for tons of fun. At the top ski centres, you can also find various apès ski bars, entertainment centres, and even ski buses that take guests directly to the slopes.
What is so special about Slovakia?Slovakia not only attracts with winter sports, but also has various attractions for active holiday-goers like paragliding, hiking and water sports. In addition, the Mara reservoir near the city of Liptov offers ideal conditions for sailing, water skiing, windsurfing, fishing, canoeing and swimming. The nearby highlights, such as the cave complex of Demänova, of which fascinates with ice stalactites and underground waterfalls, as well as the Besenova thermal bath, are some of the most famous sights of the Low Tatras.
How long is it possible to ski in Slovakia?In the High Tatras, of which rise up to 2,700 meters, there is a mountainous climate with very cold, snowy winters. The ski season in Slovakia begins in December and lasts until April. The best months for skiing are February and March, as it is not quite as cold as it is in January.
Regions in Slovakia
The High Tatras in the Carpathian Mountains is the smallest high mountain range in Europe, but is a tourist magnet with its many mountain lakes, rustic mountain lodges, jagged peaks and unforgettable panorama
The high mountain chain Low Tatras is situated directly across from the High Tatras, also in the Carpathians. Densely forested slopes, traditional mountain villages and huge, underground cave systems make a breathtaking natural setting in the Slovakian mountain range.
Resorts in Slovakia
Ski area altitude
from – up to
|45 km||950 - 2,024 m||coming soon|
|4.3 km||1,000 - 1,450 m||coming soon|
|5.8 km||1,376 - 1,840 m||coming soon|
|12 km||888 - 2,196 m||coming soon|