Thousands hit slopes, conditions ideal

Thousands of people have been hitting ski hills in the Liberec region, north of Prague. Hills in the area reported more than a metre of snow on trails and ideal skiing conditions. According to the Czech news agency, parking areas at Ještěd Mountain, for example, are full. Other areas seeing a lot of visitors and full parking lots include the Jizera Mountains. Rokytnice nad Jizerou in the Krkonoše (or Giant Mountains) reported snow between 120 and 180 centimetres. The resort said it saw more than 4,000 skiers on Saturday alone.

Author: Jan Velinger