CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: TRINS & THE THREE VALLEYS

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Ski-ing in snow where no-one else had been; watching avalanches (from a safe distance!); ski-ing through the forest; playing/practicing in the snow; eating Kasierschmarrn with cranberries...

What did you think of your group leader?

Outstanding - patient; encouraging; patient; really knowledgeable; experienced; patient; helpful - and did I mention how patient he was with me?

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Get fit first!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

This was one really well-organised holiday. Out in the middle of nowhere, but local buses to take you to a different valley each day so you really see a lot of the area. Amazing Alpine views and scenery; fabulous scenic tracks to ski along; and abundant, authentic Austrian food. Comfortable family-run hotel. Only one night when food could have been better - but that was the night the restaurant was actually closed, so I'm guessing the chef had a night off. Might be a good opportunity to visit somewhere else to eat that night? Am now on a mission to get fitter in time for next year so I can go again and really crack the skiing!