Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Austria

About two weeks ago my family and I went on a Ski trip to Ebbs (Kufstein) Austria with my friend, Emily, and her family! I had never been on a ski trip before, living 20 minutes away from wonderful ski resorts all my life in Utah, we never found them necessary.

We rode the train there, which is always fun and very relaxing, and you could notice right after we crossed the German/Austria border how much the architecture changed. From rooftops to wood trimmings, it was all different and very cute! When we got the the Ebbs train station, while we were still surprised with the small size of it, we couldn't help but focus on the beautiful, yet small, town surrounding us! Every detail on the churches and stores made the place look like a village out of a snow globe, with the mountains in the background, it was picturesque.
We spent the whole week skiing down the slopes and had a blast at a resort named SkiWelt, the biggest in Austria! (containing 91 chairlifts and 70 places to eat!) My dad and I were nearly in heaven, for we had always dreamed about skiing on the Alps, and were loving every minute of it! Before we moved to Germany my dad and I were up skiing almost every weekend, I have skied all my life and had been on a ski team for 5 years, so skiing in Austria really brought back great memories along with making us very homesick!
We had a great time skiing in Austria, the weather was great, and dreams came true!




My Mom and Dad on the train to Ebbs





Dad in Munich Train Station





My mom and Lars in the Gondola ready to hit the slopes!





My friend Emily and her mom




Chairlift, I thought the ramp to get down was interesting...



8 person chairlift, looks like a couch...









I thought this was really cool! I have never seen or heard of a double chairlift like this!






Chairlift with heated seats and bubble!






Dad on awesome heated chairlift






Lars in heated chairlift





On the bus up to the mountain






Emily, Me, and Lars on the Bus!






Emily and I








Mom, Dad, and I!






Yaks! We were just skiing along and randomly there was a farm with Yaks, just watching the people ski along!



(Picture dedicated to Jordan and Ginny!)











Ski Bunnies!








Mom and Me!









Our cute little Hotel!






Kids dancing the traditional Tirolean Dance!





Looks like Hop-Scotch to me!







More of our Hotel Entertainment! :)







Museum/Castle/Fortress of Kufstein!







This was the weather the day and the day before we left, snowed so much that it just piled right up on the swing set!



View from the top of a Gondola on a super nice day!

1 comment:

Frau said...

Great pictures love the Yaks!

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