Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Wow - powder snow on empty pistes

What, now, after Easter? Well, Winter obviously got re- surrected so we couldn't resist the snow, and drove down to Sternstein in Austria (40 mins South of Krumlov). There must have been all of ten skiers altogether on the beautifully prepared slopes today, and the conditions were truly fantastic - nice and fast on the piste, and fluffy through the trees. Wow.
Sternstein is a nicely old-fashioned, little gem of a resort, just right for a quick dash to the slopes - not somewhere you'd want to spend a week at, as all it consists of are two runs of 1.5 kilometers each, one red, one blue. But just right to enjoy a day out,
together with its neat, truly Austrian, restaurant serving strudels and goulash and other typical delights.

What a wonderful day, and what a gift by the weather angels :-)

(BTW for more challenging skiing, one would have to go a bit further (about an hour's drive in all), to Hochficht, which has many more runs of all standards (well, maybe not the black equivalent of the Wall at Avoriaz, but who cares when it's practically round the corner). We'll report from there too when we next go with a camera)

1 comment:

thud said...

If the snow wasn't enough the goulash would make my day.