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Skiing St. Anton Style

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Finally the clouds parted, the sun shone, and the snow delivered a lovely afternoon of winter sports fun. I wouldn’t say St. Anton provides the best skiing in the world, but it was certainly good enough for an afternoon of piste bashing. The lower slopes, even with the fresh dusting are now trashed. I got caught out on a black… Read more »

St. Anton

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After dropping Sarah and Angus off at the airport in Innsbruck, we headed west along the valley towards Switzerland. We’ve found a campsite a couple of miles from St. Anton. We need to sit out a couple of days of bad weather which hopefully should top up the snow. We’ll then be able to get the ski bus into town… Read more »

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

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For our last day on the slopes with Sarah and Angus, we headed across the border to Germany. Garmisch is much higher than Seefeld, so we hoped for better snow. Not bad on the whole, at least there were less bald patches to avoid, but the snow is very slushy or icy lumps, depending on the amount of sun it… Read more »

Seefeld in Tyrol

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Finally into the mountains and finding some snow. There isn’t much of the white stuff about, the locals say that they haven’t had too much this year, but there is still enough to ski on some slopes. The resorts in Seefeld are nowhere near as extensive as we are used to in the French Alps, but adequate, and anyway, its… Read more »

Short on Time so Skiing is Curtailed

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Well, not quite what we had planned, but having finally got around to some skiing we realise that we are running short on time before Mel’s return to the UK, and that sadly therefore we must settle for just the one day on the slopes. Seems daft I know, but there you go. Mel didn’t want to ski on a… Read more »

The Trouble with Skiing Isn’t the Skiing

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Actually, there is no problem with skiing. It’s getting to the skiing that can be problematic. Not that the weather was against us. Nope. That was fine, even with a little cloud cover. Our problem was the things associated with skiing, like insurance, and finding anything useful in a maze of apartments and ski hire shops. The morning started with… Read more »

Whacked Out – But a Great Day on the Snow Shoes

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Oh, today was a sublime day! Hired snow shoes again, and set off from Megeve Altiport (airport, a small landing strip in the mountains but accessible by car) at about 1500m, walked out across the pistes, over the ridge at the edge of the ski area and out across the snow towards Col de Vrey. Looks about 8km in total… Read more »