austria

Skiing in Austria

This weekend, we returned from a week of skiing in Austria.

Together with friends (and their two children) we had an apartment in Aparthotel Sterngucker in Königsleiten.

› Continue reading

Tags: , , , ,

Monday, March 12th, 2012 Leisure, Personal No Comments

Back from Brixen

This morning we returned from our wintersport holiday in Brixen, Austria.

We had a great week, did a lot of skiing, met some nice people in our hotel, and took a few hours of private skiing lessons. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t very good. Snow (almost) every day, misty up in the mountains, so very difficult skiing conditions. But that didn’t stop us, of course. Apart from two or three lifts, we used every single lift in the area. See here for the card. The area is very nice, and pretty large with about 250 kilometers of piste and over 90 lifts.

Yesterday, our last skiing day, we met up with a girlfriend of ours (and her brother) who arrived with the same bus, that we took back home that evening! And they brought some great weather with them. Our last day was perfect, sunny – we even had lunch outside – and a lot of fun with the four of us.

On a side note, just before we left last week, we booked our honeymoon. We’re going to Greece for two weeks. When? Well, after our wedding of course. The date? May 20, just like those two zillion other people! Copycats!

Tags: , , ,

Sunday, February 20th, 2005 Leisure, Personal 6 Comments

Brixen, here we finally come

This afternoon, we will leave on our skiing trip to Brixen im Thale, Austria.

We are very much looking forward to it! According to the website, there’s two meters of snow in the mountains, so that’s good. Now let’s hope for some nice weather.
Check out the live webcams on the site now and again, maybe you’ll see us slide by.

So, this weblog will be rather quiet next week, but you will definitely hear more about Brixen when we’re back! See you in 10 days!

Tags: , , ,

Friday, February 11th, 2005 Leisure, Personal No Comments

Brixen, here we come

This weekend, we booked our skiing trip for next year.

On Friday, February 11, Irene and I will get on the bus to Brixen im Thale, Austria.
We booked our trip online, through GoGo Tours. The arrangement includes the hotel (7 nights, half-board), ski pass for 7 days, and the bus trip.

Well, there’s not much more to say right now. I can tell you more when we’re back, of course.
I can only say that I’m very much looking forward to going skiing again.
And as this will be our first winter sports holiday together, we’re very curious as to how it will go. But we’re both looking forward to skiing together and it will certainly be great!

Tags: , , ,

Monday, October 25th, 2004 Leisure, Personal No Comments

Ziller- und Tuxertal

This morning (at 05.30), we returned from a short holiday in Austria. We hiked from hotel to hotel, while our luggage was transported for us. We started in Ramsau, in the Zillertal, and walked in 6 days to Hintertux in the Tuxertal, each day walking between 6 and 13 kilometers with up to 900 meters in height difference.
The last day, we ended up on the Hintertuxer glacier, at 3,250 meters above sea level. Very spectacular. And great weather too, as we had on all but one days.

For more info about the trip, check out the site of Aktiva tours, click “Oostenrijk” and then “Ziller- und Tuxertal”, or go directly to the pdf (all in Dutch).

› Continue reading

Tags: , , ,

Friday, September 3rd, 2004 Leisure, Personal No Comments