We decided to drive this year and stopped in Italy at Lake Garda both going there and coming home.
Well, Snow Land it certainly wasn't this year. We arrived in Austria for our second year at the Sporthotel in Achensee, Austria, to a land of green, not white. Thank goodness for snow making machines!! The slopes were covered nicely so the skiing carried on.
|The road heading to our hotel. Where's the snow? Hard to have a snow vacation without it!|
|The entrance to the slopes, only a thin layer of snow.|
This year E actually enjoyed learning to ski and after a day on the bunny hill, her group got to go up to Snow Land on the mountain.
|T had the same teacher last year, Andrea's the best! :)|
|A little snowman hanging on to the last bit of snow he can.|
Someone made him an umbrella to help him out.
|This section is Snow Land for the kids to work without|
interference and where the competitions happen.
|E is in pink working the moguls.|
|View from the top....|
|View from below. I did that! Whew!|
|A little practice...|
|We've taken to the practice of always having pens, markers, and paper|
when we head out. Comes in handy and gives the kids some quiet
focused time. Also allows us adults to enjoy our wine. :)
And there you have it.
The Austrians are such lovely people, the food is super yummy, and they make some great wine; it actually makes us consider moving there. Although the cold is definitely a deterrent. :) Both the kids actually came up to me after an evening in the kid's club and told me they wanted to go to German school now. Hmmmmmmmmmm.