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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... in my robe. Mrs Klammers, the owner, ushered me back out of the dining room with mention of dress code. I thanked her sincerely.
Tonight was to be light-graffiti night. I had finger torches and had not yet used them. We gave Mrs Klammers one set, she seemed amused.
Down at fest alm armed with finger torches, we had a lovely evening bantering. New great friends and acquaintances from the week coming up to say it’s been a pleasure, see you next ...
Great news: today is the day we are going to go off piste with Hannis! Hannis is the original snowboarder. Completely mad. Amazingly cool. He was itching to get away, the powder is better in the morning. "Waaaahhhhooooo!" was his warcry after being on the powder for just 10 seconds. He didn't stop hollering all morning. He told us the rules, fitted us with GPS broadcasting devices for our safety and showed me the most exhausting morning of boarding ...
... piste, he inadvertently cut the snow, caused an avalanche, got into the path of the avalanche, fell over face down head first down the mountain and waited, able to hear the dull rumble of several tonnes of snow heading in his direction wishing to bury him, to die. He was with two friends. He didn’t die. They dug him out and collectively they took it easy for the rest of the day.
[Forgot his name] was very interesting to talk to, his philosophy was ...
... painfully (albeit not fast). Now: playground! Jumps, tricks, falling painfully and congratulating yourself for doing so in a new and unique way. The single most rewarding day on the board ever (so far).
In other news, while doing the jumps, I was struggling to find the confidence jumping off ramps. I know the cure for this: Hot chocolate and rum. As it happens, I wasn’t ready for such a drink. I blame the chocolate. After lunch I ...
... Hofgastein, oops.
Back up, back down, right instead of left, met the class for lunch. We had two new classmates, both every bit as awesome as the original cohorts. Today’s lesson was drilling on carving. I found it tough having missed the morning but great fun again. The Knight: putting the sword into the stone on the heels and holding out a lance on the toes. Touching the board (I can’t touch my ...