Austria 07 Skiing/snowboarding holiday

Our holiday to Europe and Austria was for 8 days skiing for Sanna and snowboarding for me along with the parents and our good Austrian friends the Mosbuger family.
Here we are in the lovely soft snow, we arrive in the tiny village where we were staying in a valley called Donnasbach
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Ahhh lovely snowy walks in the snowy countryside
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Sanna and I inside the parents hut warming up and just about to start breakfast before we goto the slopes.
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Some Austrian salami and smoked ham, some of the meats they have for breakfast.
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Some nice faces being pulled:
Vici Mosburger
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Sanna
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and mum
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Franz Mosburger in the huts kitchen, cooking up a Austrian Feast like he always does well
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Dad having a paddy cos he spilt Red wine on his tablecloth
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Mr Alex Mosberger
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The Mosburgers getting off the main chairlift of Donnasbach, Vici, Alex and Bridgete
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Everybody having lunch together at the top of the mountain in a alcoholic hut
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Looking down to the small Donnasbach vald village from halfway up the mountain
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Sanna having some fun in the deep snow as we explored off-piste into a valley making our way through the tree’s down the valley.
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I found this hunters lookout whilst exploring off-piste in a valley. I climbed up to have a good look around to see where we were. It was all made of just roughly cut down tree’s and some nails
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The dreaded (well for dad) night time sleigh ride. Right at the bottom on the really fast bit Dad came off the back, hit the back of his head knocking him for six. He spent the following 2 days in Schladming’s hospital.
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These are the huts that we stayed at in the village. We kept warm with log fires from the -5 to -10 that was outside at night.
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and our snow covered cars that we would often find covered in a fresh layer of snow from overnight.
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A nice close-up of some of the fresh morning snow and ice on the branches of a tree.
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We visited poor dad in hospital where he was for 2 days the doctors wouldn’t let him leave. He had a sign over his bed for 24 hours to say NO FOOD, haha that was hard work for Dad 🙂
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Nearer the end of the trip we went the massive Austrian ski resort of Schladming. These are the 4 turbo Gondolas that go really quickly from near the bottom to the top of the main mountain. On the left you can see in the distance down below the old town of Schladming.
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Yummy lunchtime food up the mountain, this was baked potatoes with bits of chicken breast in spices with sourcream and garlic and chives sauce yummy.
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We shared for pudding a local dessert made up of thick cooked pancakes chopped up and covered in icing sugar with a bowl of stewed plum that you dip it in, really nice!
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The big hut at the top of Schladming, one of the biggest I’ve found before, the outside balcony was huge and had a super cheesy live bad playing all kinds of weird and cheesy versions of pop songs, we heard ‘Bob Sinclar – Love Generation’ Austrian cheesy style.
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The steepest and hardest piste we found all 8 days skiing. It was a very steep Black that ended a long Red run and it was covered in just ice. Austrians were going everywhere into barriers and fences it was so funny but we both managed to get down without a single fall. This was right at the end of the last day of skiing.
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