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Ski Austria- novice & intermediate level with Derek & Colin

Ski Austria - novice & intermediate level

We were all so excited to have arrived in the picturesque village of  Russbach in Austria. We hot footed it to the ski rental and got kitted out with all the gear. We met with our ski instructors who were  so friendly. 

 The views were like something you'd see on a postcard. The peaceful village, the bright blue sky with the glistening, snowy mountains in the backdrop was simply magical.

Everyone was in high spirits after a great day skiing. Most afternoons we rewarded ourselves with a spot of Apres Ski! Cheers!  

  Ben and David always had a smile on their faces and had mastered the snow plough and turns to perfection. 

Ben was also a lot more confident on the button lift.

 The 2 Matthew's impressed their instructor, Adrian straight away with their confidence and controlled skiing. They went straight up in the cable car to the top on the red run. 

Andy looked a natural on ski's and he and his instructor, Stefan explored and conquered some of the more difficult slopes. It was a great achievement.

 It was carnival week and we loved people watching, as many of the locals were in fancy dress and in the party spirit. We were all too happy to join in with the singing and dancing. There was a great atmosphere!

 After a full day skiing, we always looked forward to our evenings meals in the local,traditional restaurants. We enjoyed sharing our days with each other and the evenings were always full of talk and laughter. As you can see, we always treated ourselves to the most decadent pudding! We deserved it!  

Matthew G was invited to spend the day on the slopes with Colin and Derek. They were all greatly impressed by his technical ability. This allowed Matthew W to show Adrian what he was made of; he was a speed machine!

 The group had formed a great bond and we all felt so proud of everyone's achievements in just a few days. We can't wait to come back next year! 

New Year's Party with Netty & Duncan

New Year's Party
We started our New Year holiday off as we meant to go on. We hit the dance floor as the fantastic entertainment team sang songs from the Jackson Five and the pop legend Michael Jackson. We danced the night away, showing off our own groovy moves! 

We loved spending time in the games room which had a great range of games and activities which everyone had a go at. Simon was very good at coaching the group with their pool and snooker playing skills.

We were also pretty good at ice hockey and table tennis.

New Years Eve started off with a bang as we put on our smart clothes and made our way to the lake to watch the mesmerising firework display. We were wowed by the amazing patterns and colours the fireworks made, lighting up the night sky. 

 Dinner was a feast and the table was decorated with crackers, party poppers and streamers. 

We stopped and watched the bagpiper perform some well-known songs and then had the opportunity to have some photos taken with him before heading inside to continue the party. 

   We hit the dance floor straight away and boogied on down. This was then followed by a really cool band called Foxx, who played lots of lively, well-known songs which really got the party started! Before we knew it, it was almost midnight. We joined the other holiday makers on the dance floor and participated in the countdown to 2020. As the clock stuck 12 and balloons fell from the ceiling, we sang Auld Lang Syne and wished each other a very Happy New Year.