Fresh snow draws thousands of skiers to Czech mountains

Thousands of skiers descended on Czech mountain resorts this weekend as conditions improved after heavy snowfall in recent days. There is up to 50 centimetres of snow on the slopes of the Giant Mountains in the Hradec Králové region and many resorts have started making artificial snow as well.

The ski resorts of Pec pod Sněžkou welcomed over 9,000 visitors this weekend, while Špindlerův mlýn had more than 7,000 people. Some resorts are still only partially open with ski lifts operating only at the weekend.

Author: Ruth Fraňková