State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic Slovak Caves Administration
Štátna ochrana prírody

Snežná diera Cave

Situated on the Horný vrch Plateau, westerly from the upper part of the Zádielska Gorge. Typical, gravitationally widened crevasse cave reaches the length of 100 m and depth of 25 m. The roof is closed by collapsed boulders. It is formed in the Mesozoic Middle Triassic pale Wetterstein limestones of the Silica Nappe.

The cave has pea flowstone decoration in some places. There are smaller dripstones and layers of ice fill in the western part of the cave. The ice partially melts in summer months, yet it persists all year round.

Invertebrates are represented by multipede Hylebainosoma tatranum, which is Western Carpathian endemic species. Harvestman Ischyropsalis manicata is a representative of troglophilic spiders on cave walls.



Dear visitors, our show caves are opened again from May 15, 2021 under the following restrictions: visitors must wear a face mask, disinfect hands and keep the required distance from each other. Details are stated in official country regulations and legislature. The number of visitors per admission is reduced. Thanks for understanding. We wish you a pleasant visit!

Underground boat trip in Domica Cave not available.

Due to low yield of underground water the boat trip in Domica Cave is not available. The short tour is available. Thank you for understanding

Cave visit with small children

Dear visitors, due to increased visitation of parents with very small children (circa up to 3 - 4 years of age), we would like to kindly ask you to have a rucksack baby carrier with you for visiting the more demanding caves in given time. This recommendation concerns all caves but the most concerned are the following ones: Demänovská Cave of Liberty, Belianska Cave, Dobšinská Ice Cave, Demänovská Ice Cave, Harmanecká Cave. We also ask you to consider visiting the cave with your crying child, which could disturb the other visitors. Thank you for understanding and we wish you a nice experience.

Cave tour guides for download

Dear visitors, cave tour guides are available for download


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