Skyrocketing demand for cross-country skis in CZ

Published: 25.01.2021 Related countries:  United Kingdom United Kingdom

Czechs are now switching from donwhill to cross country skiing as Czech winter centres remain closed.

Producers and retailers of skiing equipment confirm that the demand has grown exponentially to the previous seasons. One of the ski manufacturer reports their firts two January weeks sales increased 400 percent in annual terms.

The current enthusiasm for cross-country skiing follows on the cycling trend recorded during the first wave of coronavirus pandemic. While cycling was one of the few "safe" sports Czechs could do during the spring and autumn lockdown, the same is true now for Nordic skiing.

Source: Hospodářské noviny