Saalbach was so good last year we went again this year, again with Ivans crew. The quick summary of this trip is that it was excellent (even if not as good as the previous year). Three sunny days, then three snowy days, ok the hotel wasn't as good as last years Pension, and ok we didn't have the 2 days guided skiing but none the less it was brilliant.
The grumpy taxi driver initially dampened our expectations!
The first few days the sun was showing up the lack of snow so far this year, but on Wednesday they really piled it up with the cannons as well.
Thankfully no mishaps, the Hinterhaglm was again cringeworthily entertaining... a good laugh Josef und Josef...."allo", the Goat stall in hinterglem wasn't as good as i was led to believe. None the less the classic apres ski songs still invade your consciousness. My new blue ski jacket seemed to be the fashionable choice since i kept seeing similar ones, and the others kept mistaking people for me.
This year we made the tobaganning night going up on the piste maker, to a restaurant in the hills and tobaganning down, great fun an added bonus.
Meanwhile back at home the government was collapsing..
The cherry on top of the cake, was the last days skiing where we went to the far end of the resort, to the high point, and skied all the way back across to hinterglem, the skiing was excellent, and the posers we are meant we videoed some of it. Racing down as fast as we could to get one last gondola up as high as we could to drain the last bit of skiing out of the day and holiday as we could.
Always a pleasure to remove ski boots the final time on a holiday but a great one it was.
The classic apres ski songs were about again especially Peter Wackel - Joana