Ski to your heart’s content

With downhill skis

Enjoy winter in our region on your skis. Enthusiasts of skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and snowball fights are in for an action-packed season of their favourite winter pastimes. The stunning countryside, snow-covered hills, modern ski resorts and well-groomed ski slopes are the Banská Bystrica Region’s calling card, an invitation to pay a visit.


Central Slovakia, Horehronie and Podpoľanie are perfect for winter skiing. With your downhill skis, you can choose from a number of ski resorts to satisfy your need for a great skiing experience. And even non-skiers will find plenty of reasons to come here.

Donovaly zima

Central Slovakia

Downhill skiing enthusiasts who visit Central Slovakia are sure to take their pick of the classic resorts here – Park SNOW Donovaly, Skalka Arena, Šachtičky Ski Resort or SKI Králiky. Those who prefer a smaller-scale and more serene skiing getaway will enjoy Selce Čachovo, Skicentrum TajovSki Strelníky and Podkonice – Pleše.

PARK SNOW Donovaly

Perhaps the most popular resort in the region, measured by number of skiers and skiing opportunities, is Donovaly. Modern transport facilities, a combination of a 6-seater chairlift and an 8-seater cabin (TELEMIX Nová hoľa), the 4-seater Buly Expres Záhradište, 14 tows and 19 ski runs – this is PARK SNOW Donovaly, including the PATTY SKI Funpark with an animation programme for kids.

GPS: 48°52’44.3″N 19°14’05.5″E

Nízke Tatry, Veľká Fatra

Skalka Arena

Skalka Arena in the Kremnica Mountains offers more than 5 km of well-groomed downhill slopes for more advanced skiers, making it one of the top ski resorts in Central Slovakia. You can even take a taxi – actually a comfortable ski bus – to Skalka.

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Kremnické vrchy

SKI Králiky

SKI Králiky is an excellent ski resort for families with young children – four gentle ski runs set amid the beautiful natural scenery of the Kremnica Mountains and just 10 km from Banská Bystrica.

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Kremnické vrchy


Šachtičky, the nearest resort to Banská Bystrica, is great for either recreational or professional skiing. Here, visitors can explore the slopes on seven runs of varying difficulty. There are four ski lifts, plus two tow lifts for the smallest skiers. The resort also offers winter fun for snowboarders. A ski bus running to a timetable will take you to this resort comfortably and safely.

GPS: 48°48’16.8″N 19°08’57.9″E

Starohorské vrchy


Podpoľanie, a place closely bound with tradition, offers excellent conditions for winter sports enthusiasts. Skiers can cruise more than 5 km of snow-covered ski slopes while admiring the scenery below Mount Poľana. Beginners, more advanced skiers and families with kids will enjoy the more cosy atmosphere.


KOŠÚTKA SKI CENTRE, in the immediate vicinity of the town of Hriňová, boasts stunning panoramic views of the Hriňová Meadows. 4 ski runs, 4 ski lifts and an endless rope for kids are among the resort’s essential facilities for downhill skiing enthusiasts. For adrenaline junkies, there is a SnowPark with jumps, rails and other obstacles.

GPS: 48°33’41.3″N 19°31’58.4″E

Veporské vrchy

Kočanda – Látky

On the outskirts of the picturesque village of Látky in the lower Podpoľanie district, there is a resort for skiers – KOČANDA. Families with kids and beginner skiers will enjoy this compact ski resort as it offers an enjoyable skiing experience on a 700 m long ski slope fitted with 2 lifts.

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Veporské vrchy

Zerrenpach – Látky

The complex of the Hotel ZERRENPACH Látky is happy to welcome downhill skiing enthusiasts to its family ski resort. 2 lifts 1.2 km long take visitors to perfectly groomed slopes of varying degrees of difficulty. Other resort facilities include a children’s rope tow lift and night skiing.

GPS: 48°35’48.1″N 19°39’38.8″E

Veporské vrchy

Kokava-Línia Ski Centre

KOKAVA-LÍNIA Ski Centre is a small resort with 5 lifts and 1 children’s rope tow, which means it provides pleasant, easy skiing for beginners and advanced skiers alike. It is particularly well-suited for families with kids. The resort can be found 11 km from Kokava nad Rimavicou in the peaceful surroundings of the Stolica Mountains.

GPS: 48°48’16.8″N 19°08’57.9″E

Stolické vrchy


The Low Tatras, which run through Horehronie, are a winter sports paradise and a popular winter holiday destination in our region. Not surprisingly, it is also home to Slovakia’s largest ski arena, with top conditions for winter sports and boundless opportunities for fun on both sides of Chopok Mountain.


The excellently groomed slopes offering varying levels of difficulty, a modern snowmaking system with guaranteed snow for five months of the year, and breathtaking panoramic views make for an amazing skiing experience for beginners, families with young children, advanced skiers, and even world-class ski races.

Jasná Nízke Tatry

Jasná Nízke Tatry is the largest ski arena – with excellent conditions for winter sports – on the northern and southern side of Chopok (2024 m above sea level). With its 40 slopes covering 45,780 m, embracing all levels of difficulty, and an artificial snowmaking system, a snow park, and freeride zones, including night skiing, the resort offers endless possibilities for fun and active recreation for all ages.

GPS: 48°56’36.8″N 19°35’24.7″E

Nízke Tatry


SKI & BIKE in Mýto pod Ďumbierom is a ski resort offering immaculately groomed slopes for beginners and more experienced skiers running for a total length of 4,600 m, a chairlift and 5 ski lifts, providing ideal conditions for excellent skiing in the beautiful setting of Horehronie.

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Nízke Tatry

SKI Tále

The perfect family-friendly ski resort, but also great for more experienced skiers, Ski Tále provides excellent skiing on easy-to-moderate slopes with a total length of 2,700 m. Six ski lifts take up to 4,110 people up the slope every hour. It also caters to those who prefer cross-country skiing, with 6 km of groomed cross-country skiing trails right in the SKI Tále complex itself.

GPS: 48°52’04.0″N 19°35’36.0″E

Nízke Tatry

SKI Telgárt

SKI Telgárt, close to the village of Telgárt and directly below Kráľová hoľa, is an excellent resort for downhill skiing, freeride skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. The 6.5 km of groomed trails for beginners and advanced skiers and the three ungroomed freeride zones in the forest part of the resort can be used by visitors for as long as they want.

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Nízke Tatry


Gron is a region that sits in the basin of middle section of the Hron River and offers excellent conditions for winter hiking. Walks through the winter landscape of Pokútska Valley, hiking to Vtáčnik Peak or Hulín, and passing the deserted castles of Breznica and Teplica, provide plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Skiers will enjoy classic winter pleasures on the slopes of the SKI Drozdovo resort.

SKI Drozdovo

A smaller ski resort, SKI Drozdovo is located at the foot of Pohronský Inovec, about 10 km from Nová Baňa. This family-friendly resort offers skiing on three ski runs, with lifts, that cover a total length of 2.5 km. Standard services include artificial snowmaking, night skiing and a ski school.

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Pohronský Inovec


To the Banská Bystrica region, winter has arrived. So why sit at home. Hooray for skiing, cross-country skiing or sledding! Sport, entertainment, but also the longed-for relaxation will help you gain new strength in today's hectic world.


Winter inspirations

Whether for cross-country skiing, on the slopes, on skates, or just wandering through the winter landscape... There are many options for everyone...


Active for joy and health

Cross-country skiing is constantly gaining in popularity and popularity. In our region, you can enjoy this pleasant sport to your heart's content.


Ski to your heart's content

Well-groomed slopes and cross-country tracks, snowboard arenas, ski schools and nurseries, equipment rentals or night skiing.


Comfortable and ecological

During the entire winter season, let yourself be taken by ski buses to our ski resorts, for the most beautiful winter experiences.