Monday, February 25, 2008


I'm back.

It was a fantastic week. We went to Austria to the little resort of Galtur. Carefully chosen because 1) its high up and 2) its quiet and 3) it was supposed to be a real family resort. It met all three points with flying colours.

We stayed at a typical Austrian guest house in a small suite with the kids in one room and us in the next. A nice place, complete with Jacuzzi in the basement. Food was good two, dinner each night was a five course extravaganza, but thankfully quickly served. When you've got small kids having dinner nice and prompt is a blessing. It was all things the kids ate (mostly), which helps!

The highlight though was the skiing. Its not a big resort, maybe 40km of runs, but well kept. Nothing hugely exciting, even the black runs where a bit tame, but that wasn't what we were looking for this time. What really helped was an excellent ski school. The kids are all at different levels, indeed Princess at the ripe age of four hadn't had skies on before. All of them did really well. Princess, from a start of naught, but the end of the week graduated from the bunny slopes to ski right down from the top of the mountain. She is now one of those ultra cute, slightly nauseating little kiddie bundles that flashes down the slopes. The boys did equally well, no accidents, just happy kids.

For us two adults it was just a quiet week skiing in clear blue skies on really excellent snow. Nothing two exciting, but we had to meet the kids for lunch and after their classes, so we couldn't exactly go far. No, we just meandered and enjoyed the view.

It was just one of those holidays that is hard to beat. Good weather, good exercise, good views, good food and happy happy kids. Not much more to ask for really!


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