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Travel Blogs from Saas Grund
... about life and what/where/who we want to be in the near future. But really that didn't happen; though we do have many, many fond memories of eating, and drinking lots of good (and bad) English, Croatian, Italian, French, Austrian and Swiss beer and wine in some beautiful locations.
We hope this is just the first 'adventure' for our travel-loving little family. But for now it's back to the reality of a never ending to-do list, work and school. Ciao!
... Oli outgunned me in a Chicken Wing and Nacho eating comp, not once but twice, and we had a burger night with Hannah the instructor. The rest of the time, the boys in the family were hanging around in the apartment in our jocks enjoying the central heating and dining in. The promised snow never arrived, but it didn't bother us in the slightest and we left Zermatt after 2 weeks with nothing but fond memories and a couple of weeks of good skiing under our belt.
... good job even though the cramp in my hands took about an hour to wear off.
After braving the descent we set off on our way towards
Locarno but decided to stop for the night at a place called Saas Grund. Saas
Grund is a mountain village situated 1559 meters above sea level and is very
picturesque. The road there was also quite interesting, being narrow and steep.
A quick braai for supper and an early well deserved night.
... After lunch JJ tried out one of his birthday gifts. He has some 'run slides' which attach to shoes and can be used to slide on snow. We moved to the slope at the side of the restaurant and tried them out. JJ found them quite tiring but good fun. After this we headed back down the hill on the gondola to get back to the hotel.
At the bottom of the hill I went to the ski pass office. I had been told that it is cheaper to extend the pass rather than buy a day pass so ...
... bar which is the lowest lift on the glacier in the summer. We went up this lift and then found a route to mid mountain we had not used before. It was really quiet and allowed us to play with our turns. The slopes were really in great shape still and it was possible to find areas which had not been touched all day.
We went back to the mid mountain T-bar and looped it twice. We said good bye to John as we wanted to head down as we were tired but he was going to go up ...