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Travel Blogs from Are
... a few feet from a waterfall, listening to the tumult of the river's descent. The beautiful countryside, together with Stockholm, put Sweden very high on our favourite country list. These few days of driving were very nice but uneventful, so I’ll leave it to the photos to tell the ...
... operation as we go.
Back onto the scooter to check the jib-park – i.e. the jumps. Its been getting a little warm, with some rain last night, so the jumps are too icy and need to be scraped. Patrick calls in the groomer, and up appears the immense bulldozer-like machine that is responsible for preparing the slopes. ( Some say responsible for ensuring no-one ever gets to ski on fresh powder, but that is another discussion ! ). We leave the ...
... poor Easy – Lotta’s dog - had to be rescued ! Distracted by some scent or another, Easy dived into a gully, only to fall through the snow to the creek below ! Luckily she managed to keep her head up, and Lotta grabbed the collar and hauled her to safety. Now one very cold doggy, Easy was keen to get moving again ! Certainly an adventurous day, and once again, we were given reason to classify the Swedish as truly mad where snow sports are concerned !
... interesting for snowboarders. Where is the terrain to explore and exercise ? A big, defined slope down, not so fun ! ( Its worth noting that many Swedish skiers seem to have the same opinion, as they go exploring for off-piste terrain to challenge and interest them. Before Sweden I had never seen skiers go to the places, and beyond, that snowboarders do ! )
So we head for Rodkullen, a ski area on the other side of Are By, in-between Are and Tegefjall. This requires us ...
... been raised from the sea, preserved and placed on display, providing a fascinating illustration of 16th century Swedish sea-going life.
We are into February now, 2 months gone already, the snow season is starting to fire-up properly, the weather clear ( we see across the Are valley for the first time ), the daylight starting to lengthen ( no more pitch-dark at 3:30pm – yay ! ) Its time for another visitor – Jim’s brother Jeff and his snowboard are coming ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool