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Ski Holidays in Switzerland…

…at last! It’s time for our Ski Holidays, we’ve been anticipating for weeks. My hubby, “Grossmami” (Grandma), our daughter and dog, drove the car up to Pontresina (a village near St. Moritz) with all our gear (and believe me the car was absolutely jam packed), while the boys and I took the train (sometimes my travel sickness does come in hand 😉). After a 3 hour and 47 minutes train journey, we needed to stretch our legs. The quarter of an hour stroll through Pontresina to our chalet was just right. We spent the rest of the afternoon unpacking while the kids went out to explore. With a good nights sleep and after a hearty breakfast, there was nothing going to stop us from hitting the slopes… …a perfect way start to our holidays!

Race Day! …that wasn’t

We awoke this morning early, to beautiful sunshine. The reason we got up so early, was that we were going to St. Moritz to watch the World Ski Championship. We took the bus from where we’re staying in La Punt, which was about a 15 minute drive to St. Moritz. Today was the Men’s Downhill (the main event of the whole championship). The organisers where expecting around 40’000 spectators (you can maybe guess from the photographs, that they were not disappointed).The hype was unbelievable. A tv-helicopter hovered over us (made the kids wave like mad) as we made our way up the mountain to the stadium. We were joined by hundreds of spectators from all over the world, who came to watch the spectacle. The excitement in the stadium was hardly containable and when the Patrouille Suisse (the Swiss Army Acrobatic Pilots) thundered over us with 1’000 Km/h all hell broke lose. The race was planned to beginn at 12 o’clock  but due to some clouds in the middle sector it got delayed until 12.30, then until 13.00, then …

Skiing (and Snowboarding) Up A Snowstorm

Mrs. Twinkle is on her ski holidays! After packing, what half the garage (skis, boots ski  driving sticks, shovels etc.) and driving with what felt like half of Switzerland on the roads. We have arrived. My family and I are in the beautiful Swiss mountains of the Engadin. There’s a snowstorm raging but nothing is going to stop this lot from hitting the slopes.. …Mrs. Twinkle couldn’t resist either… and now it’s time to warm up and refuel.