Thursday, March 31, 2011

Skiing in Winterberg


Over half term we went skiing in Winterberg, Germany. It's only a 3 hour drive from our house so we left on the Tuesday returning on the Friday. When you get nearer to Winterberg it becomes very pretty, a good place to explore in the summer too. The resort we were staying in was on the outskirts of Winterberg itself. We were in a one bed self catering appartment. On site was a ski rental shop, a retaurant and a spa with large indoor pool plus 2 hot tubs outside on the terrace over looking the town. The restaurant did buffet nights that were themed so we ate there 2 of the nights and were extremely impressed, mainly that we didn't need to try and translate, not many of the Germans will speak English to us. Allen has now got Google translate on his ITouch which gets frequently used when we are out and about.

I think we have turned into American ski snobs as I was not keen here, I knew it would be small as it was very cheap. The snow was very sticky so if we go here again it'll need to be earlier in the season. A lot of parents seemed to leave their children on their own, I picked up quite a few kids that had tumbled and there was no adult around to help them. We did have a good time and the kids went on the only black run with ease, they are both now faster than me! Watch out Cameron and Finn - we are skiing/snow boarding together with Allen's family at Christmas in the Chamonix area.

I have added a photo from the week, it features Barnaby Bear too as Abi had him for a school project over that week - didn't take many as it wasn't that pretty!


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