Okay photos of our skiing trip as promised!

An Austrian friend of ours recommended a skiing village in Austria, called Ischgl – he said this was the place to go. As far as skiing villages go, it was quite a large village and there weren’t that many English tourists either so it seemed as though it was the local hot spot. It turned out to be a good choice!

gondola

After a good sleep, a cup of 5 Roses tea (which I hauled all the way from SA) and a hearty breakfast, we headed up in the Gondala.

new-tracks

We found some amazing powder.

skiing-powder

Skiing in it brought out the giggle-monster in me. But this is not me. My technique is much smoother….obviously….

powder

Shame Denz, is the powder to soft for you? Like I said, my technique is much smoother. Hee hee :)

restaurant

At about 10.30am, you start to get hungry

At about 12.30pm, your stomach starts to stalk your liver and at that point you promptly get something to eat at a restaurant in the mountains.

At about 12.35pm you’ve smashed everything on your plate. See Exhibit A above.

snow-fight

Sometimes we were silly…

running-up

Or really energetic…

running-down

Or really silly…

group

And sometimes….surprise surprise, we were mature enough to organise ourselves for a self-timer shot. Hoorah!

white-out

The last day was a bit of a white out….which makes it very difficult to ski but terribly funny to watch.

apartment

When it was snowing, we sought shelter in our self-catering apartment where we loaded up with Milka Chocolate and Ritter. Lots of it.

Did you know that skiing is the only holiday where you can eat one Milka slab per day and drink one hot chocolate per day and actually lose weight? True.

apres-ski

On the odd occasion we hauled our granny-asses off to Apres-ski which was always entertaining. (our Austrian friend Pieter – in the middle)

looking-out

All in all the holiday was….well, this photo says it all doesn’t it? Incredible.

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