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Final Adventures in Austria – Days 5 and 6

Well, we have wrapped it up.  We skied our final days in Austria – and we are beat. Run hard and put up wet.  Aches and pains in places we didn’t even know we had – at least that’s what Steve moans every time he tries to move.  I tell ya, you can’t take him […]

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The Pengelstein to Powder Glory – Austria – Day 4

Today all the lifts at Kitzbuhel were open and we had sunshine with no wind.  We dashed right up to the top, across the Pengelstein lift and dove into the powder.  (Just a quick side – we got to ride the one cable car across the valley on the Pengelstein lift that has a glass […]

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More Poo in Kitzbuhel – Austria Day 3

We had another great day skiing Kitzbuhel. The whole crew showed up for the train in the AM (except one girl) and we headed in.  Eleven of us went up the hill to ski and the others went shopping. The resort had some lifts closed in the morning but they eventually opened all of them […]

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Skiing Powder in Kitzbuhel – Austria Day 2

Today we skied some seriously good powder despite the warm and windy conditions. It snowed most of the night, so when we walked to the train in the morning, there was plenty of new snow around. We were excited to say the least. Once we arrived at  Kitzbuhel we found that most of the lifts […]

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Skiing St. Johann in Tirol – Austria Day 1

We arrived in Austria yesterday and checked into our motel – The Kitzbuhler Alpin in Oberndorf Austria.  Our room is nice, but it’s on the top floor and the ceiling slants down above our beds.  I have been training myself to not bash my head and after 3 bashes, I think I’ve got it.  I […]

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The Way of Captain Red Pants – Italy Day 6

Today was our last day of skiing in Italy, so we cast caution to the wind, and went “The way of Captain Red Pants”.  This means we followed the direction of our Norwegian ski buddy Erik.  He wears very distinctive red ski pants, thus the name.  I must say, despite some early doubts, his path […]

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Skiing the World War I Tour – Italy Day 5

If we thought we had covered a lot of ground on other days, well, they paled in comparison to what we covered today.  We took the World War I tour, and we used every form of conveyance known to the skiing world. (almost)  The day started at 8:30am and we arrived back at 4:30pm – […]

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Skiing Colfosco – Italy Day 4

We did not cover much ground today.  The upper lifts that would take us out of this valley into any other valley and around the Sella were all closed.  High winds from the storm we had were keeping them from operating. We did get some snow through out the day.  It was off and on, […]

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Skiing Val Di Fassa – Italy Day 3

Today we really covered some ground.  We started out doing the Sella Ronda Orange route (clockwise around), but we ended up going to some places none of us had ever been before. We stopped fairly early and had an Andechs beer at a hutte, (you can never pass up having an Andechs when you can […]

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Skiing the Marmolada – Italy Day 2

Today was a very nice day. Clear sky’s with plenty of sunshine,  so we headed to the Marmolada.  (along with a whole bunch of other people) This is the highest mountain in this region and it takes 3 trams to get you to the top.  You go up about 6000 feet, climbing over sheer cliffs […]

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