Once again you can find me on top of Speiereck. This year I was alone. Last year my brother was with me.
From the end station of the ski escalator it is only about 10 minutes to the top of the mountain. I took my skis to the top to ski down on that back side through deep snow.
On top I made a 360 ° movie from all the mountains you can see from there. The view was great. Double click on the image on the right side to start it.
I have been on top of many of the peaks you can see on this movie. Of course in summer and not in winter. But in winter it is more impressive. Some of the mountains are almost or even more than 3000 meters.
By the way, I have a new MacBook Air with iMovie software to create small movies. the 360 ° movie was done with my iPhone. Click here to see the movie.
Every hear, we go for a week to Mauterndorf, the small village in the mountains in Austria, where I was born and grew up. This year, the weather and the snow were very good. There were a few days, when sun was not shining, but even then, we were skiing and had fun.
Our target for this year was, that the younger daughter also learns skiing. For this reason, we sent both girls to a skiing training in the local skiing school. Lia was not convinced, but Zoe joined for a whole day. And after that, she was also able to ski alone. Target reached!
I did skiing every day, for at least 2 hours, and we tested all 3 local skiing areas: Speiereck, Fanningberg and Katschberg. Fantastic skiing areas. Once I even hiked to the top of Speiereck which is 2400 meters altitude together with my brother. And on the same day, we did several skiing tours down Restalm, through deep snow. It was like 20 years ago, when we did this each winter.
We go every year to Mauterndorf, to my parents. In the last couple of year we always went there in March, when sun is already becoming stronger but snow is still on the montains. March is the best time for skiing in my opinion. In March, there is the most snow of the whole winter, and there is normally the most sun shining in winter.
We had luck this year, the first few days were really bretty: Sun and snow! As I am not used to do skiing, the first day was quite hard for me. We went down the slopes, but I had not the fun I normally feel when skiing. But the second day was alrady better and on the third day, my love for skiing was back.
The picture is from Mauterndorf, there is a nice skiing area in this village. We were there on our first day and took a break in one of the huts for a beer and tipical Austrian food. Very nice!