There are 13 working ski resorts in Hungary, these are the best.
Dobogókő is the closest ski resort to Budapest and the first ski resort of Hungary after WWI. It’s open since 1923 and has a huge parking lot and a bus stop 700 meters far from the ski slope starting point, so it’s easy to approach. With proper snow conditions, the 624 meters long ski lift operates from 9 am to 16 pm. They have easy, medium and hard slopes, and developed an exit option for the beginners, who can practice on the lower section, avoiding the steep part.
Kékestető is the highest point of Hungary: the peak is at 1014 meters. So it’s not a big surprise that Kékestető is a real ski-paradise. Hungary’s second longest slope (1800 m) is located here, and they have several other slopes and elevators. Kékestető is gently sloping, so perfectly suitable beginners and families. But don’t worry: they also have some more exciting options as the total length of slopes are more than 3 kilometers.
Mátraszentistván ski resort is located between the highest mountain villages of the country. The total length of its 6 ski slopes are 4000 meters and advertises itself as “little Austria” for a good reason. The resort is primarily focuses on family skiing, but it has slopes from blue to blacks, so all kind of steepness can be found here. Here you will find, among others, one of the steepest ski slopes. Non-skiers can try the snowturbing rink and if you’re tired, eat a classic apple strudel in a wood-paneled rustic hut.
Eplény has Hungary’s longest ski slope, which is made up of blue – beginner friendly - sections on 1927 meters. The total slope system has 16 different routes in 7984 meter, so absolutely everyone from beginners to professionals can feel perfect, all the more so, because you can ski even after dark, thanks to the more than 4 km long lighted ski facilities. Eplény has 7 ski lifts and the country’s only four-seated elevator. So there is no question: if the Alpine ski resort quality the thing you're used to, than Eplény is the best choice in Hungary.
Nagy Hideg-hill ski resort is only form 60 km from Budapest and it has the ski lift with the largest altitude difference (220 m) in the country. They offer varied ski slopes, and 5 new ski lifts. On the northern side there is a black (1.3 km) and a red (1.6 km) slope for the more experienced skiers; while moderate slopes await beginners on the sunny southern side.