Ski resorts damaged by mild winter

Many Czech ski-resorts are facing serious financial difficulties due to the mild winter. Some have struggled to stay open and offer alternate programs but the lack of snow has led hundreds of visitors to cancel their winter holiday plans. Smaller resorts who are not able to produce artificial snow are the worst off. Špindlerův Mlýn in the Giant Mountains, the country’s most popular winter resort, alone reports it has not been affected by the mild winter. According to Mag Consulting winter resorts lost approximately 20 million crowns due to the lack of snow. A monitoring station in the Sumava Mountains eported a record temperature of 18 degrees Celsius on Saturday and a long term forecast predicts above zero temperatures in the coming four weeks.