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 !