Thousands hit slopes for first skiing of season

Thousands of skiers took to the slopes for the first time this season in the Czech Republic as runs were opened at a number of ski hills in the Krkonoše Mountains. Ski hills which opened runs at the weekend included Černá Hora, Špindelrův Mlýn and Malá Úpa. Lower-lying operators are still waiting for more suitable conditions to begin snow-making.

Author: Jan Velinger