There is a lot of confusion at the bus station, with overcrowded buses leaving every moment to the mountains. It almost seems that Emil, along with his class and their none too sportsmanlike teacher, are not going to go skiing. The last bus is deviously seized by a gang of big boys, taking pretty girls with them instead of Emil's class. That, however, is not liked by a mysterious man wearing a bowler hat who fell out of Emil's backpack as a small puppet. But the puppet has the power to change in an adult man - Mr Tau - and when he swirls his bowler, he can do magic. This time, Mr Tau helps Emil's group. He conjures up a very old bus and the boys and their teacher arrive at the mountain chalet even ahead of the arrogant youngsters. The latter are not pleased by the success of the little ones and begin to set various traps for them. The biggest clash occurs during the downhill races. Thanks to Mr Tau, the little boys as well as their cack-handed podgy teacher ski down the slope in elegant style and meet with the admiration of the girls. The youngsters damage the boys' skis in order to win, and Mr Tau thus has to interfere again. He conjures up trees on the slope, hung with sweets and cakes, and both the teams together clamp down on the sweets instead of competing. The accident also gives their heffalump of a teacher the chance to become friends with the elegant teacher of the youngsters.
The film was distributed to Czech cinemas as part of the series Mr Tau at the Mountains along with the feature film Mr Tau and Sunday and a cartoon film called Give and Take (directed by Zdeněk Seydl and Ludvík Kadleček). For more information about the series, see the note to the movie Mr Tau and Claudia. This is the only part of the series that does not contain any dialogue; everything is expressed in pantomime.
Vilém Kijonka, Pavla Marková
Stanislav Látal (loutková část)
Jan Petrů, Augustin Valko, Jiří Žůček
Martin Baroch, Karel Prchal, Jan Syrový
Zorka Chrastinová, Růžena Hejsková
Pan Tau na horách
Mr Tau at the Mountains
Pan Tau im Schnee
Federal Republic of Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia
9 April 1971
Exhibition: 11. celostátní přehlídka československých filmů pro děti Gottwaldov
Zlín / Czechoslovakia
Festival: 6. mezinárodní festival filmů pro děti a mládež Teherán
Teherán / Iran