Saturday, 17 February 2007
St Oswald/Bad Kleinkirchheim Ski Trip
The February half-term holiday is now our 'skiing holiday', and once again we headed to Austria. We were not able to get into the village we went to last year, Werfenweng, but our great travel agent suggested a small village in called St Oswald, near a place called Bad Kleinkirchheim. This is only an hour's drive north of Klagenfurt airport, into which we flew on super chepaie flights direct from Berlin!
This year has been terrible for snow. Without the snow-cannons making snow each night, we would have been lucky to ski at all. The weather this week was all above zero during the day, and the snow each afternoon was slush at the bottom of the mountain. Luckily the temoerature was colder at the top of the moutain and the runs up there had good snow.
We stayed in a little apartment with two bedrooms, in an 'all inclusive' hotel - no cooking after a hard day skiing! It was simple, clean and really nice, and only 5 minutes walk from the bottom of the ski lifts!
On Saturday, when we arrived, we went into town and got some cash and 'supplies' for the apartment, then took care of all of the ski hire, lift passes and ski school booking. Following this, there was no time left for skiing!