Skiing

Austria, January 2019: Skiing in Alpbach Video Moments

After spending time in Germany back in December to pick back up on our progress of learning how to ski, we decided to head back to Austria in January for a week-long trip. We started off slow on the small slope in town but by the end of the week, we were taking the cable car up into the mountains. We are still at the beginning of our journey on skis but are feeling good about the progress we made this season. Now the countdown is on for next winter!

Austria, January 2019: Skiing in Alpbach Video Moments

Austria, January 2019: Skiing In Alpbach

We arrived to Alpbach, Austria only a few weeks later, warmed up and ready to tackle a full week of skiing! Hotel Boglerhof played host for this third visit to the town and we picked up rentals once again from SkiCheck.

Austria, January 2019: Skiing In Alpbach

Austria & Germany, December 2018: Skiing Video Moments

For Christmas this year, we decided to head to the Alps to see if we still had our love of skiing in us. Basing ourselves in Mittenwald, we hopped between the small ski area in town and across the border to Seefeld in Austria. It was a relaxing, refreshing, and energizing way to spend time together as the year came to a close. Between wandering around in the fresh mountain air and getting up into the mountains for some skiing, it made for the perfect holiday.

Austria & Germany, December 2018: Skiing Video Moments

Austria & Germany, December 2018: Skiing In The Alps

We fell in love with skiing when we learned in January and March 2018 and had been looking forward to getting back on the mountain for winter 2018/19. Having only spent 4 total days on the slopes last winter, we were able to dedicate 9 total days to skiing across two trips: one to Mittenwald, Germany during Christmas (3 days of skiing out of a 5-day trip) and another back to Alpbach, Austria in January (6 days of skiing out of an 8-day trip).

Austria & Germany, December 2018: Skiing In The Alps

Austria, Winter 2018: Skiing In Alpbach Video Moments

This year we decided to finally learn to ski. After researching the best spots in Europe to go to learn, we landed upon the quaint Alpine town of Alpbach. Already in love with Austria from previous trips, it instantly felt like the perfect fit. Our first weekend in January, we took lessons and enjoyed finding our footing on skis. Then in March, we went off on our own. While we didn't make it onto the trails higher up into the mountains this year, we know that when we return around Christmas time we will finally be ready. It isn't easy to push yourself to learn new things as you get older but we are so glad we learned to ski and can say we now have a new hobby!

Austria, Winter 2018: Skiing In Alpbach Video Moments

Austria, Winter 2018: Skiing In Alpbach

Despite growing up mere hours from mountains in a part of the country that is blanketed in snow for much of the winter, neither of us picked up skiing or snowboarding. Britt went a handful of times when she was younger and Rico had literally never stepped foot into a binding. Over the last few years we’ve seen friends take ski trips to the Alps and something about that idea really appealed to us. We joked for a while that we should go to the mountains for a winter long weekend and learn how to ski, and at some point, that joke turned into a serious idea! We committed to giving it a try, asking our family for ski jackets, snow pants, gloves, and other gear for Christmas and booking a 4-day weekend in January.

Austria, Winter 2018: Skiing In Alpbach