My blissful skiing trip to the Austrian Alps!

Steph and lucy

On the 27th March 2014 I travelled to a lovely destination called Kitzbuhel with some friends. A ski resort town in Austria with a population of about 8000, my first thoughts were how beautiful and quaint it was. We had arrived at the end of the ski season so it was also very quiet which was a nice change from the hustle and bustle of London. This photo is taken in the centre of town, not far from their casino.

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Lots of pretty coloured buildings lined the cobblestone streets, filled with plenty of high-end market shops which I only dared to peak in the windows of! Kitzbuhel is known for its wealth (without the pretentious vibe) so I was not surprised to see plenty of luxury cars cruising around.

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At lunchtime I decided to treat myself with a glass of bubbles – why not when you are 1800 metres up in the middle of no where! The views were absolutely breathtaking. There is something about being up in the mountain air that brings you clarity and makes you feel so good. Cheers!

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We spent two days on the slopes. The weather had been very good to us with fresh powder and beautiful blue skies of about 18 degrees – absolutely picturesque. Our first day we had an all day lesson with a young swedish instructor. Lets just say we aren’t the best skiers in the world nor did we have the confidence, so the poor guy was probably left somewhat scared with our ranting and complaining about falling off the edge of the cliff all day!!! Besides all this we really did have a great time regardless of our skiing ability!!

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This picture I had to take and share. The exquisite building which dates back to 1903, is now a hotel and spa resort called the Grand Hotel.

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We dined at many fabulous restaurants in Kitzubel. This was the dessert from a restaurant at Hotel Zur Tenne called the slice of piemontese and hazelnut. Absolutely divine!! My favourite menu item is always dessert and this certainly impressed my taste buds. A very snazzy and sophisticated restaurant with fantastic food, which is always the way to go after a hard day on the slopes. After all we deserve it 🙂

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If you are looking at organising a skiing trip for next season, I seriously recommend you consider this charming little town or just Austria in general. Even if you are not a seasoned skier there are many activities to consider with 120km of biking paths and 500km of hiking tracks.

Highly underrated, its lush country side and friendly people will definitely make it worth your visit.

Happy travels,

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  1. Love seeing all these photos, what a cool little village! Makes me want to take another skiing holiday sometime soon.

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