Record numbers of visitors at Czech ski resorts

01-02-2010

Czech ski resorts have reported one of their best weekends ever, as favourable weather conditions brought tens of thousands of visitors to the mountains. More than 12,000 skiers were estimated to have visited the Krkonoš Mts. on Sunday, with the popular destination of Špindlerův Mlýn alone receiving around 6,500 people. The heavy traffic formed long and slow-moving columns of cars in a number of areas. Visitor numbers were also supported by the fact that schools in 14 districts have begun spring break. The resorts report snow bases of 60 to 120 centimetres.