Travel Blogs from Valles
First ten days.....
The Dolomites are just extraordinary. It is very different from the Trois Vallees. Chris said Kate Moss compared to Kate Upton. Although we are in Italy this area was Austrian until 19th century so it is an interesting mix of cultures. The food here is hands down the best I have had in Europe. PLus, the quality is extraordinary for the price. The skiing is wonderful if ...
... drive away.
The shows in Brixen however did not reflect the niceness of our accommodation. I have never met ruder children!! Oh well - I guess they're teenagers!
We had a trip up to Ploser, approx 2500m high and the views were stunning!
Off to Innsbruck on Thursday where we will be joined by boyfriends, girlfriends and family!! So ...
... through it. There isn't much to do here apart from walk up to the Schloss on top of the hill at one end of town. But luckily, the weather has been kind to us and on Sunday there was blasting sunshine!
We met with a friend, David Taylor, who also works for Vienna's English Theatre and went to dinner with him. His knowledge of Austria is incredible and he has enough anecdotes that could last for days! A very nice evening had by all.
... we got closer to Innsbruck they got bigger and bigger.
We went straight to the ski hill (Schlick 2000) to rent our equipment. Luckily the guy helping us spoke some English so it all went well! Once we got our tickets and equipment we headed up to the first gondola. And that’s where I started to panic a little. I hadn’t skied in over two years and this was not a little Glen Eden hill, this was the Austrian Alps!
Once at ...
... gear and headed up to the slopes. I was totally overwhelmed by the size of this mountain, when comparing it to our little slopes in New Zealand.
The width of the runs and the powdery snow was unbelievable. We were having the time of our lives up here! It seemed like there was no one on the mountain, as it was so big and everyone was so spread out.
The night before the last day it snowed. 20cm of fresh snow dumped on the ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool