Feb 05 2010
Yes, I’m going skiing at Großarl in the middle of Austria from 7th to 13th March. I’m staying in a chalet owned by, and next door to, Hotel Fichtenhof. Here are a few photos of the place and ski area.
Ian and Birgit, from London, spent Christmas there and decided to return, so they rented the chalet and asked a number of friends to join them. There will be seven of us sharing the chalet. I agreed immediately and booked my travel.
I decided on Deutche Bahn and not to fly because I hate all that waiting around at airports and overblown security hassle. I am traveling on one of those ICE inter-city trains, in a ‘quiet’ compartment (no mobile phones or headphones allowed) to Munich then switch to a local train. I get out at the wonderful sounding town of St. Johann am Pongau. From there it is a short taxi ride to the hotel, which they will organise.
I’m really looking forward to it for it is now five years since my last skiing holiday and that was in Bavaria. A number of operations stopped me from skiing, but I feel confident I will be fit for this adventure.