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  • 10

    trins x/c ski 7 to 14 February 2015

    Excellent on and off track skiing

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    the skiing on the last day

    What did you think of your group leader?

    the best!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    As a regular client of Exodus x/c skiing holidays, and in discussion with similar folk, there is a clear wish that Exodus should consider creating some new venues in addition to the limited range it currently offers.

  • 10

    my first cross-country ski trip

    For me and my wife it was our first experience in cross-country skiing. Currently living in Israel we do not have recent experience with any winter sports, so for us it was completely new territory. The Exodus Israeli representative helped us organize the trip including the flight tickets and insurance. We flew through Munich, then traveled by train to Innsbruck (1:40) where we met the group leader and the other members of the group. Apart from me and my wife, the rest members of the group were single, but it worked well for all of us. I saw reviews were people complain that the village of Trins is small and it does not provide any attractions, but we did not feel as missing anything. The daily schedule included breakfast at 7:30 - 8:30, depending on where we were going to ski, then a short travel, ski session, coffee break, more skiing, lunch, then skiing again and we were usually back at the hotel at around 4:30-5pm for a tea session. Later we had some free time and then meeting again at the hotel restaurant at around 7pm for a drink and then dinner and e were staying together till 10pm, sometimes even later. It never felt like we were missing something.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Most of us started as absolute beginners and it was quite visible during the first day when we learned the basics on an very easy terrain. On the second day there was major improvement and till the end of the day all of us were dealing with the downhills which were the hardest part of all. Those that have experience with downhill skiing had some advantage, but we were all able to deal with the terrain. We all get better and better and on the last day our leader took us on a very challenging circuit, but it just made for a great experience for us. The snow was not very fast which made the conditions perfect for our level and it was a day we wanted that never ends. The group also bonded very well and we had a great time and a lot of fun on that last evening. I also want to mention the food, both the breakfast and dinners at the hotel and the restaurants we went to for lunch, the food was very good and where we had to pay for it (coffee breaks and lunch), the prices were very reasonable. A nice touch was the so called responsible tourism which gave us a good feeling when we were spending money supporting the local family run businesses.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Bob is a good person, very experienced and knowledgeable (he even knew about DNS which is computer related :-)) and he was definitely a factor for the overall experience. He was choosing the best locations for the type of activity we needed, for learning or just using what we have leaned. He knows the area very well, the language and the local food and he was helpful whether choosing lunch, adding more activities or choosing how to spend the rest day. He was also part of the jokes we shared and contributed a lot for the good time we had.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Me and my wife consider ourselves fit, we practice and compete in cycling and rowing, occasionally do running, yoga and go the the gym. Despite that we felt our muscles sore on the first 2-3 days. We are 35,39 years and the rest of the group were either our age or older (someone was was over 70), but we all did well even if it was a bit demanding for some people. I forgot to mention we did the grade 1 vacation, although I am always looking for more and wanted skip it and start with grade 2. At the end it was not that bad, one day we started a bit earlier than the rest and added few more kilometers, other days we were hanging at the back of the group and we were running back and forth adding even more distance. The equipment is important, usually your ski/snowboard trousers and jackets will be too warm for this specific activity. As others previously pointed you usually need few layers of clothing, base layer, then long sleeves shirt, softshell jacket. I also had a (sleeveless) gilet in my backpack to either use instead of the softshell or under it and I never felt too warm or cold. One guy decided it was not his type of activity because he had problems with his balance on the downhill sections which in my opinion were not so long, fast or scary, but everyone should consider it for themselves. As I said the rest of the group did just fine. There was enough to explore by walk in the area and it felt like he did fine. A very good point to choose this vacation is that almost every day we were skiing in different location. It probably depends on the snow conditions, but it actually adds a lot and it's not boring as doing loops on the same tracks every day. We found the hotel very good. I did not see the rest of the rooms, but we were in a double room and it was big. The rooms and the restaurant part were well warmed and it felt good only wearing a t-shirt. There was Internet connectivity in the hotel and we had no major problems, it took sometime to connect, but then it worked well.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    We had very good time. We liked the cross-country ski experience and we are already looking for our next cross-country ski vacation. As a novices, both in the sport and without previous knowledge in the area (or any similar location) choosing Exodus was very good choice, the whole trip was well organized and they saved us all the planning. Bob was with us all the time and was good leader in every aspect.

  • 8

    cross country skiing trins and 3 Valleys

    Local organisation was excellent. Office in London poor

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    not a useful question.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Bob is an excellent leader. Extremely well organised. Keen for us to get the most out of our week by reviewing and building on our skills. My visit to this area was enhanced by his knowledge and experience of living and working in the Tirol.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Prepare before you go to build up fitness and stamina

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The food in the Wernerhof was exceptionally good and plentiful

  • 10

    A truely marvellous holiday

    This was my first ever cross country skiing holiday and it was an excellent trip. As well as the excellent skiing there was great food, and a brilliant group of people to share it all with. I can't wait to book another cross country skiing holiday.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Completing the whole 9 km trip back from the head of the valley all the way back to Trins without falling over!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Bob was an outstanding leader. Not only was he an excellent ski instructor but he is hugely knowledgable about the area and seems to know everyone in the valley. He helped to motivate and entertain the whole group and remained kind and helpful even when things needed to be sorted out.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    Trins and the three valleys: Cross-country ski-ing

    Good company, expert tuition and local knowledge and excellent local cuisine, as well as masses of exercise amidst great scenery all made for a really good holiday. And we progressed from falling over our feet on day one to reasonable competence, for beginners at least, by the end of the week.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Hard to say. I think the last day when we completed quite a long continuous route with hardly any hiccups; it felt like we were putting it all together and actually becoming cross-country skiers. Possibly also twice falling head first into soft snow trying to do a soft snow stop on day 3!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Bob is very experienced and patient, with a great knowledge of the area and its people and a deep interest in the details of how things work and what makes people tick. He was able to cope with the varying needs of the group , and humour and encourage us along. I was personally particularly impressed with his attention to details when he noted that my birthday fell on the second day and organised a really delicious surprise birthday cake from the hotel kitchen! At this time of year the snow conditions can be a bit variable and perhaps as climate change proceeds this will increase. When we arrived there was not much left but a lot of fresh snow fell and Bob revised the programme during the week to give us suitable places to ski.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    You should be fairly fit before you arrive, and being able to eat and drink a lot helps too! Several of us found it hard to sleep soundly, partly due to noisy church bells and early risers, so bring good ear plugs.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I will be back to do another Exodus ski holiday I hope.

  • 8

    Fantastic time on my first cross-country skiing trip

    I decided to try cross-country skiing after a few years of bad conditions for down hill skiing and I'm so glad I did. I had never cross-country skiied before, but after talking to the sales rep about the types of activities I did and experience I had in sports like ice skating and down hill skiing decided to book on an improvers trip. I also decided to try our rollerskiing and signed up for a one day course at Eton Dorney Lake. I would recommend doing this if you haven't skiied before as it gave me the basic (and not so basic) principles of this sport and made it much easier to transfer to snow. The group was great and the leader was fantastic. The scenery was amazing and the food was exceptional with lovely staff. I had a wonderful time!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Visiting Mariawaldrast and skiing around the mountain. I loved this day as it brought together all the skills I learnt in the first couple of days and was a huge confidence boost in my ability. I enjoyed every minute of this day!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    A great and hugely knowledgeable leader.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Don't be afraid to try cross country skiing. If you're in the UK try out roller skiing as an introduction as I was being taught by Team GB athletes who use it as a way to train when they can't be in the snow.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I will definitely be going on another cross country skiing trip!

  • 10

    Cross-country Skiing - Trins & the Three Valleys

    A great holiday! With excellent tuition

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Being able to control my speed downhill!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Easy going. Got on well with people. A very good tutor.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    You'll need to pay in cash for a lot of things. The hotel would only accept card if the bar bill was over €40.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    For embryo skiers, this is an excellent place to start. The pace is very easy &amp; the terrain not too difficult.

  • 4

    CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: TRINS & THE THREE VALLEYS

    Good trip for absolute beginners but didn't have enough variation of skiing routes or long enough trips to practice our skills or fully appreciate what cross country skiing is really about.  However, it is a beautiful area and the food is wonderful.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Apart from the beautiful scenery, realising I was in control of my skiing.  We also had a lot of laughs in the evenings.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Bob was well meaning and good at teaching the skills.  However, on quite a few occassions we were standing in the cold listening to his long monologues.  At times he seemed quite inflexible and didn't always appreciate that we were on holiday, ie. not happy if we stopped to take photos or talked too much.  Unfortunately Bob was ill for a couple of days but arranged for another ski instructor to take us out; Hans could barely speak any English but luckily one of our group could speak German, which helped enormously.  Once Bob returned, despite us telling him what we'd learnt we still had to repeat things again and on one morning returned to the same loipe.  It felt like we had lost two days of skiing.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Be aware that the Weinerhof Hotel allows smoking in the bar which also drifts into the dining room.  Also the rooms in the guest house, across the road from the main hotel, smell of smoke. This trip is great if you have never skiied before but not particularly challenging if you want to repeat a Grade 1 week.  

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I'd recommend using the Wellness Centre, it was lovely.

  • 10

    a fantastic week!

    A great week, very well organised, nice hotel with very good food, lovely scenery and a great bunch of people to share it with.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I think everyone felt that they had had fun and made progress during the week, irrespective of whether they'd skiied before or not.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Very friendly, knows the area inside out, and paid attention to everyone individually with the tuition during the week.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    I have done some downhill and a bit of cross country before, but I felt level 1 worked as a good mixture of practising basic technical skills, and just getting out there and skiing for the day.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 6

    Trins & the Three Valleys

    A very civilised ski holiday with beautiful scenery, a good variety of skiing and excellent food at lunchtimes. Also a friendly and sociable bunch of fellow travellers. No worries if you are a solo traveller.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    See above.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our guide Bob was an excellent tour guide and ski instructor who coped admirably with the challenging and unseasonable snow conditions. He was a real resource of helpful information whether he was teaching ski technique, helping us decipher the lunch menu or making suggestions for the free day. I would say though, there were times I found Bob somewhat officious but this may have been due to having to manage such a large group.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The hotel is comfortably warm so there is no need to wear sweaters or layers in the evenings. Also, if you are a light sleeper you may find the light or noise from the street bothersome if you've been allocated a road side room.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    My only disappointment with this trip was the village of Trins itself. It is quite small, consisting of just one through road with a few shops and businesses either side, and rather lacking in any real character. There is nothing to do in Trins apart from using the facilities at the hotel, namely the bar and sauna. There are more interesting towns and villages nearby but local transport is limited so exploring elsewhere is best left for the free day. So in spite of the enjoyable skiing this is not somewhere I would be tempted to visit again.

  • 10

    CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: TRINS & THE THREE VALLEYS

    An excellent holiday, well-organised from day 1 and benefitting from being linked with the winter walking holiday to same place. Beautiful scenery and plenty of ski variety.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Exploring the farther valley at Schmirntal in the sunshine surrounded by the snowy peaks. Getting some kilometres under my belt on the free day. The mix of people on the two holidays which made it a very sociable week 

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Most of what I might want to say about Bob has already been said and I would only endorse that. There are perhaps one or two other items. First, Bob and Chris worked well as a team to make sure both parties were fully briefed to make the most of the days and quickly solved any problems that arose. Second, Bob had clearly gone out of his way in the previous week to look out for alternative skiing areas just in case there were problems with the snow. Third, Exodus clearly benefits from the links that Bob has established in the area to use local businesses and exploit their strengths building the case for responsible tourism. "Mit Bob" was the phrase of the week which opened many doors.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    This is an excellent centre for cross-country skiing with a real variety of trails to explore backed up by a comfortable hotel with good facilities and a warm welcome from the staff. Good tracks for those new to the sport with plenty of opportunity for development. Ensure that you can meet the definitions in terms of skill and fitness; an alternative activity may not be available if it doesn't suit.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The holiday benefitted from having the walking holiday in parallel allowing couples to choose a suitable activity as well as increasing the group size to allow for more social interaction. Having been to Trins last year it was good to see how the Mountain Rescue team had gained from the links with Exodus holiday makers increasing their funding opportunities. Responsible tourism in action as we may need their services. Hopefully the cost of the defibrillator can be met this year. The flight times that allowed for nearly a full day's activity on the Saturday are a real plus. 

  • 10

    CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: TRINS & THE THREE VALLEYS

    In spite of warm temperatures, and lack of good fresh snow, this was an outstanding holiday. The holiday was a success because 1. We were able to use local trasport to ski in different areas.2. It was well led by Bob3. The other holiday makers were friendly and adaptable, and great fun to be with. 4. The food and service at the Wienerhof Hotel were excellent.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Skiing the down sections in track, of the small circuit just below Maria Waldrast. The area has attractive scenery, and the descent was fast, but with a long comfortable run out.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Bob is an outstanding communicator and planner. He has much skiing experience, and he teaches skiing technique well. This was the first time I had actually been told that the majority of the body weight in the half plough should be on the in-track non-ploughing leg, and that the ploughing leg should feel as if it is sliding flat over the snow, and not edging into it. When we did suffer from new snow over ice, Bob went to considerable trouble to put glide wax on all our skis to stop them sticking. Bob also devoted time to telling us how to get skis on and off, ensuring that the bindings were ice free, and that the skis did not shoot away when one kicked into the bindings.  

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    If you are looking for a great Winter Holiday, with a glass or two in the evening, go to Trins . If you are looking for good snow for cross-country skiing, without a glass or two in the evening, go to Scandanavia.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I would repeat this holiday, if you could guarantee, the same leader, and the same lovely group of holiday makers. I should  like to thank Bob for doing so well to use his contacts, experience and knowledge to provide us with such a varied and interesting programme in spite of the weather. But at times the conditions made challenging and exhilarating skiing as well. Bob I also should praise you for the way you explained the mysteries of balancing, braking and steering, while attached loosely at the sole to two over long toothpicks. Bob I should also praise your dry sense of humour, because it is not always appreciated. Occasionally it is so dry that it has evaporated by the time one gets there. May I also thank the rest of skiers and walkers for making me welcome, for your friendliness and sense of fun, all of you bringing something of your own personality to this week long party. Thanks also to the efficient, warm, friendly staff of the Wienerhof; to the waitress for looking stunning in a Dirndl, to Arno for his tasty, varied, healthy, appetising food, and to our hostess for her ready cheerfulness, through all those long hours on duty. Thanks to to Marco for his interesting talk on Mountain Rescue, and for making me think that ice climbing might even me more brutally satisfying than boxercise: first you hit something as hard as you can with two axes, then you kick it with spiked boots. Stay well clear, Leon Trotsky. My only criticism would be of Peter's hire boots. Though the whole in the uppers' they shipped water faster than the Titanic, and although thoroughly soaked inside and out, they would have forced a Pont l’Eveque* off the same bus in disgust. Nevertheless the bindings clicked on and off to order. Never were heard the "Salomon Binding Oaths" which accompanied my last Winterreise on toothpicks. Neither did Peter's boots carve stigmata in my feet like Steiner's crucifixions did. I did think that modern boots came with a flap which zipped over the laces, looking like a very sporty spat, the kind that Bertie Wooster, or George Raft in "Some Like it Hot", might wear.   *Pont l'Eveque is rated as one of the smelliest French cheeses. It is illegal to carry it on Public Transport.

  • 10

    CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: TRINS & THE THREE VALLEYS

    More than just a cross country skiing holiday, this was a trip during which we experienced a beautiful part of Austria.  

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    On the Thursday Bob arranged for a visit and talk from the Gschnitzal valley mountain rescue. This provided a fascinating insight into the sort of activities which take place around Trins, and the dangerous work of the volunteers who provide assistance to people in difficulty.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Bob is so well established in the area that the trip ran smoothly despite the poor snow conditions. He can best be described as part ski instructor, part tour guide, and part local. His ability in each area ensures that he can cater for the interests and abilities of everybody on the trip.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    This is a trip for those who wish for a ski holiday as well as a local experience. I think travellers looking to rack up some serious kilometers during the week should probably view another trip, but for those wishing to participate in 'ski-tourism' then Trins is perfect.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 10

    CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: TRINS & THE THREE VALLEYS

    A wonderful week's holiday in beautiful surroundings with a warm welcoming hotel to return to after a day's cross country ski ing.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Managing to stay in the tracks on a long downhill without using my poles as brakes! Taking in the sheer beauty of nature at Mariawaldrast,made even more special by the fabulous sunny weather...& not forgetting the most wonderful Gluhwein i have ever tasted!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Bob was a great leader,well organised,very knowledgeable & very patient...& with some of us boy did he need to be patient! For the first few days conditions were very bad,hardly any snow,lots of slush(was a bit like water skiing at times!) & then icy in parts. Despite all these problems Bob did an excellent job in getting us all familiarised on our ski's & often had to make the tracks himself as the machines hadn't been out.This was hard work in itself as well as having 14 of us to teach-a big group by any standards but he ensured our safety at all times, gently encouraging the more 'timid' members amongst us whilst providing enjoyment for the more braver ones.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Make sure you're reasonably fit,wear plenty of layers so you can remove & pack into a small rucsac if necessary & vice versa. Treat yourself to a massage in the wellness centre.I had a full body one half way through the week & it was bliss!! Most important,be prepared to fall over lots-usually when you least expect it,if  you laugh a lot it doesn't seem to hurt?!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The hotel was lovely with very good hearty food to look forward to every evening.It was good to all eat together as a group-there were walkers too & we all intermingled at meal times to exchange our day's events. The mountain rescue team came in one evening to give a talk & slide show about the work that they do & share some of their experiences,this was very interesting & makes you realise just what they are all about. The only downside to the holiday was leaving to come home,we had a wonderful time & met some really great people.

  • 10

    CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: TRINS & THE THREE VALLEYS

    Breathtaking beautiful scenery when the sun shines on the snow covered Tyrolean landscape. Wonderful refreshing and revitalising holiday that requires some level of fitness at the beginning. Cross country skiing is all about a journey at a relatively slow pace through a beautiful landscape. The slow climbs are rewarded by the fun downhill runs.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Skiing at the Maria Waldrast location was wonderful. The scenery was completely stunning. It was like being in a winter wonderland. Simply a magical place.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Bob is a very experienced and knowledgeble guide who taught us well how to cross country ski. He is well organised and generally very patient. He is passionate about the Brits being responsible tourists by treating the locals with great sensitivity and respect. He showed me great compassion when I told him of my fathers funeral  the day before the trip commenced. He enjoyed pointing out golden eagles and chamois in the distant landscape. His eyesight is excellent !

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Do prepare your body for the physical demands of cross country skiing so that your strength and fitness levels will not let you down and enable you to maximise the enjoyment of cross country skiing before the trip . Do not bother to pack a ski safety helmet . Take a camera with lots of memory !

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 4

    CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: TRINS & THE THREE VALLEYS

    Good trip for absolute beginners but didn't have enough variation of skiing routes or long enough trips to practice our skills or fully appreciate what cross country skiing is really about.  However, it is a beautiful area and the food is wonderful.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Apart from the beautiful scenery, realising I was in control of my skiing.  We also had a lot of laughs in the evenings.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Bob was well meaning and good at teaching the skills.  However, on quite a few occassions we were standing in the cold listening to his long monologues.  At times he seemed quite inflexible and didn't always appreciate that we were on holiday, ie. not happy if we stopped to take photos or talked too much.  Unfortunately Bob was ill for a couple of days but arranged for another ski instructor to take us out; Hans could barely speak any English but luckily one of our group could speak German, which helped enormously.  Once Bob returned, despite us telling him what we'd learnt we still had to repeat things again and on one morning returned to the same loipe.  It felt like we had lost two days of skiing.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Be aware that the Weinerhof Hotel allows smoking in the bar which also drifts into the dining room.  Also the rooms in the guest house, across the road from the main hotel, smell of smoke. This trip is great if you have never skiied before but not particularly challenging if you want to repeat a Grade 1 week.  

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I'd recommend using the Wellness Centre, it was lovely.

  • 8

    CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: TRINS & THE THREE VALLEYS

    The group size was, arguably, optimal at 10. Snow conditions were excellent. Bob is an excellent leader/ guide whether out skiing or socially, eg our pleasant evening dinners in the hotel. A happy week!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Well, at my age of 73, I have to admit that I was pleased not to hold the group back (As I saw it!) and to enjoy some good skiing in fine scenery. I "skived off" one day to Innsbruck on my own - an easy journey - and enjoyed a visit to the Tyrolean Arts and Crafts Museum - the closeness of Innsbruck is a bonus.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Second time with Bob in Trins. He really has the holiday wrapped up in every respect - very efficient organisation (eg the transport to the different ski areas), care of each individual while out skiing and throughout the holiday, able to share a knowledge of the Tyrol gained over many years. He helped us to bond as a group. I think he enabled all members to ski at the standard they aspired to - we had one or two younger, fitter members, who either had opportunities to ski extra circuits or take time to try out their ski/ skating technique.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Local hire of skis and ski boots is a good option. A small rucksack, which has extra straps around the chest and waist ( keeping the rucksack fully secured to you) is useful.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Theres' nothing to be done, it seems, but Austria permits segregated smoking within a building ....... so, smoke in one bar at the Wienerhof Hotel, gradually percolated during the evening to other parts of the hotel, including the dining room. It seemed too that some rooms in the annex across the road were being used by smokers with the same result. Maybe it's the contrast of the fresh mountain air .......... but I'd prefer a smoke free hotel.

  • 6

    CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: TRINS & THE THREE VALLEYS

    This was our first cross country skiing trip to Austria, having been twice previously with Exodus to Rondablikk in Norway. We could not fault Bob's organisation of quite a large group (it was New Year ), the accomodation and food was very good. Bob's knowledge of the area was excellent. The skiing was fun however, whilst we had a great holiday, we felt that Exodus did not accurately pitch the holiday skiing level of 2+. We are well aware that a group holiday means you will get people of varying degress of ability. However, there are simply not enough tracks or challenging enough terrain for a 2+ level. We are by no means seasoned cross country skiers but feel that the trip should be graded at the most at level 2.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The trips to Maria Waldrast were the best from our point of view, with varied skiing terrain.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Bob was a very good leader - organised, patient, great knowledge of the area and attention to the groups varying skiing and non skiing needs, even going beyond the call of duty to change the lightbulb in our room!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

  • 8

    CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: TRINS & THE THREE VALLEYS

    Great week, great snow, good company and I found I could ski! Hope to go again! To be recommended and for the G.O.D. Brigade (I.e. Growing Old Disgracefully.) I loved the experience.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The sun on the mountains.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    1st one possibly would have preferred to have been on holiday, as planned. The 2nd one looked after the group without fault.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Dont have too high an expectation. Enjoy the total experience.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Thanks to the leader for getting up early to see me off!

  • 6

    CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: TRINS & THE THREE VALLEYS

    If you are a doubting 'down-hiller' thinking this maybe a bit tame for you - you're in for a surprise!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Getting to a sufficient skill level which transforms 'walking around with planks of wood on your feet' to passing as a x-country skier by learning to 'diagonally glide' - which makes live so much easier. The whole experince was great - in terms of skiing in four different valleys, and staying in a tiny Austrian village - which meant you got a real feel for the culture of the place /country - and no q's for lifts / food at restaurants or general commercialism as with down-hilling - very relaxing  (and significantly cheaper too!!) We also were lucky to see some most amazing avalanches - facinating and very noisy

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Unfortunately our Leader was sick for the first two days, so we had a stand-in leader who wasn't so patient with ultimate beginners - but Bob came to our rescue and by the middle of the week we were all up (well most of the time) and skiing. Personally I thought the group was too big for one Leader, but Bob did manage us well - and managed to teach what became a mixed ability group by mid-week by offering something for everyone and ensuring we could all meet up for lunch.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    A visit or two to the gym in advance would be helpful, unless you're reasonably fit anyway and/or a regular walker in which case you should have no difficulties for the beginners holiday. You may also want to consider taking flip flops and a robe - as the very welcome and appointed sauna is in one of the accomodation blocks across from the main hotel - although no costumes necessary (which means you certainly get to know your fellow travellers quickly!).

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Thanks to all my fellow travellers, Bob and the Hotel - for making my birthday such a special occasson - I was truely spoilt by all - Thanks.

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