What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

The day at Maria Waldrast was amazing. We were lucky that we had had snow earlier in the week and then had a beautiful sunny day for our trip there. The views were incredible. Learning to ski was in itself fantastic, in particular for me the day when I started to feel comfortable and much more confident on my skis.

What did you think of your group leader?

Bob was a really good teacher with seemingly endless patience. As we were beginners he spent some time teaching us basic techniques, in particular how to control our speed going downhill, but was also keen to give us opportunities to have some fun while out skiing.  Everything was organised down to the last detail. In particular all the transport to the different skiing areas worked perfectly. Bob was also happy to be flexible and helpful if people wanted to do something else for a day (for example, if you wanted to spend a day in Innsbruck, Bob has an information sheet with bus and train times!).

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Lunches are the only meals not included in the trip price, and these were good value at the places we visited. You could easily spend less than 10 euros a day on lunch and the portions were generous.  The hotel is clean and comfortable and there was always plenty of hot water for a welcome shower after a day out skiing. We enjoyed the bar as well!