CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: TRINS & THE THREE VALLEYS

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Skiing on the Maria Waldrast plateau - the views were outstanding in all directions - we had two trips up there with different weather conditions and both were very beautiful.   The monastry is also an amazing place despite the busy chaos of lunch and they serve a great mug of gluhwein for after the skiing.   Another great moment was skiing down in the loipe of one valley at what one group member measured on his GPS as 33 km/hour.  

What did you think of your group leader?

Bob was an excelllant leader and has clearly worked hard at building up local connections which meant that we had a warm welcome where ever we went.   Barbara who took the beginners group was very encouraged and I learnt some good warm up exercises from her that I shall use with other sports.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Take some liner gloves as it can get very cold - our fingers were painful on the first day at -10 degrees.   Make sure you have a sauna in the hotel after skiing - very good for the muscles and a lovely end to the days activities.