A short trip through the woods alongside Štôla’s western side saw my host grandmother and I cross-country skiing on the nearby, rolling hills. Unfamiliar with the sport, I began shakily but quickly caught on and soon found no difficulty in keeping up with my grandmother while still taking in the scenery. Presented with plummeting temperatures, we decided to turn around before the end of the trail. However, I look forward to going further and to other locations sometime! It is a lovely way to travel over deeply buried trails that are difficult or inaccessible to travelers after snows.


Unfortunately, the weather nor the ski poles allowed for a great deal of photography to be accomplished. Although, I believe one good shot came out of it all.