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Saalbach, Austria – a summary of a week skiing the Saalbach Valley

By on March 12, 2006 in Austria with 0 Comments
Saalbach, Austria – a summary of a week skiing the Saalbach Valley

A summary of a week of skiing in the Saalbach Valley, Austria. Hotel:  Fantastic – we really enjoyed staying at the Baerenbachhof. We had breakfast and evening meal included in the cost.  The food was good and there was a great choice of evening meals available. The room was great (a sort of an apartment […]

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Day 8: Saalbach Ski Trip – Austria

By on March 11, 2006 in Germany

Up at 8 am breakfast and off in the car to Munich airport which is about 45 minutes drive from the centre of Munich. We arrived at the airport three hours before the flight, which was lucky as the queue at the Lufthansa check-in was unbelievable.  After the farce of picking up the hire car […]

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Day 7: Saalbach Ski Trip – Austria – back to Munich

By on March 10, 2006 in Austria, Germany with 0 Comments

The day started with a mixture of snow, and rain. As the weather was so unpleasant we decided to head back to Munich. Although Munich airport is only 130 miles from Saalbach] the fact that the drive down had taken over 5 hours, and we needed to be at the airport by 11 am, at […]

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Day 6: Saalbach Ski Trip – Austria – Saalbach rain day

By on March 9, 2006 in Austria with 0 Comments
Day 6: Saalbach Ski Trip – Austria – Saalbach rain day

Day 6 of the Saalbach Ski Trip was a rain day – a Saalbach rain day. But it ended in the sun. It absolutely poured in the morning, and I hate skiing in the rain. Hence, I decided to dig the car out this morning.  Since I parked it on Saturday night it had become […]

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Day 5: Saalbach Ski Trip – Austria – Saalbach Sunshine!

By on March 8, 2006 in Austria with 0 Comments
Day 5: Saalbach Ski Trip – Austria – Saalbach Sunshine!

Sunshine, yes!  Sunshine!  It has finally stopped snowing… We have Saalbach Sunshine! We had a great day skiing today.  Clear blue skies and fresh snow!  What more could you ask for? Today, we decided to go a little further and explore Hinterglemm, the next village up the valley. Saalbach, Hinterglemm, Lengau, Vorderglemm and Leogang are all […]

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Day 4: Saalbach Ski Trip – Austria – some Saalbach Apres Ski

By on March 7, 2006 in Austria with 0 Comments
Day 4: Saalbach Ski Trip – Austria – some Saalbach Apres Ski

Day 4, and it was still snowing in Saalbach. Would it ever stop? Time for some Saalbach Apres Ski. This evening, Tuesday, they held an apres ski party in the town square, and as far as I can tell they hold it every week, and it was still snowing! We grabbed a couple of drinks […]

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Day 3: Saalbach Ski Trip – Austria – bad weather

By on March 6, 2006 in Austria with 0 Comments
Day 3: Saalbach Ski Trip – Austria – bad weather

Bad weather in Saalbach. It was still snowing on the morning of day 3!  How much more snow can fall? Overnight we must have had another 5 – 6 inches of snow. Today we went out and explored some more of the mountain. Again conditions were difficult as even though the trails had been groomed overnight […]

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Day 2: Saalbach Ski Trip – Austria

By on March 5, 2006 in Austria
Day 2: Saalbach Ski Trip – Austria

We had a good breakfast (buffet) at the hotel. Overnight it had snowed and had put down around 6 inches.  I guess yesterday we had driven out of the storm and it had now caught up with us. Skis were hired from a shop about 200 yards from the Baerenbachhof hotel and the ski pass […]

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Day 1: Saalbach Ski Trip, Austria – getting to Saalbach

By on March 4, 2006 in Austria with 0 Comments
Day 1: Saalbach Ski Trip, Austria – getting to Saalbach

Getting to Saalbach, Austria, from the UK was not easy. The start of the trip was delayed as the Lufthansa flight was over an hour late taking off.  The delay was due to a fault with the flight computer!!!! We arrived at Munich airport over an hour late, in a raging snow storm.  We collected […]

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Starting the last ski trip of the 2005/2006 ski season….

By on March 3, 2006 in Austria, UK with 0 Comments

Last trip of the 2005/2006 ski season; this time I am going to Saalbach in Austria. The first part of the journey was by train to London with GNER. Now, Alanis Morissette has a track on her album Jagged Little Pill called Ironic.  The only thing that is ironic about the track is none of […]

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