Wednesday, February 9, 2011

1st Time Skiing

This past weekend I went snow skiing for the first time in my life. It's something that I've always wanted to do but just haven't...until now. I went with some friends to Buková Hora which is about 2.5 hours north of Brno.

I'm the only one in the group that can't ski. The equipment rental was only 220 Kč (~$11) for the day and a one-hour lesson with an English-speaking instructor was another 200 Kč. Much cheaper than in the U.S. or in the Alps. After my lesson, my friend Ivo spent another hour working with me on the kiddie slope. Just a short while later and I was able to stop and turn so I was happy with my progress. I figure it will take me a couple of more times before I feel comfortable enough to hit the adult run. At least I didn't hit a tree or anything.


  1. Lucky! Skiing is one of the "Czech experiences" I have yet to try. When I hit the "five-year" mark, might give it a go!

    Oh, and when you've ever mentioned being a non-skier to Czech friends, how many of them have shaken their heads in disappointment.... "To je skoda..." Ha!

  2. @BlackGirl,
    I figured I could not miss out at least giving it a try. And yes, when I tell my Czech and Slovak friends that I've never been on skis before they look at me like I have three eyeballs or something. They think it is just something awful.

  3. It is because in communist time it was a school duty.