- winter ends and mtb starts -

Our latest day by day quick snippets of news and activities that we have been up to. Late season snow, plenty of eating out and a happy return to the saddle…

  • Great idea for a waterproof map – anyone what to set up a website to print your own locations!! – http://bit.ly/aDhZEb
  • waiting to drop our guests off at one of our favourite restaurant
  • manu is out skiing with the guests so house bound duties for me today
  • Blog post – Tobogganing (the Austrian way) – http://bit.ly/9V2Ymp – more video carnage
  • heavy snow, just waiting for our (slightly hungover) guests to surface then we'll hit the whitestuff

  • http://twitpic.com/177gky – cold but great conditions, the trees look amazing
  • Back to airport then a couple of days off, think I will enjoy the quiet slopes
  • Just test drove some Salomon Tornado X-Wing Titanium skis, seemed good, fast smooth carvers, with enough waist for some powder fun
  • great day morning skiing, afternoon stuffing my face with cake. Tomorrow not the same, apartment cleaning, shopping and late airport pickup

  • http://twitpic.com/18q7as – Morning Guehwein on the mountain
  • voted for the local village Mayor over the weekend, seemed the right thing to do
  • Finished processing 300+ photos from a wedding I shot over the weekend, just a bit of an extra curricular activity
  • That was cool, my son and I watched a paraglider land in our field
  • Now this is a bike travel bag and a half! – http://bit.ly/97Ol9q

  • http://twitpic.com/1al5s2 – chilling at the igloo
  • nice morning on the slopes with our guests, then an afternoon playing with our little lad at the farm
  • Summer tires put on the minibus not long now til the skis are put away and the bikes are out
  • really warm now, lifts close on the 5th, then a little wait for the mountain bike season!
  • playing in Westendorf today, now heading back to meet Manu for some nosh
  • now that the snow has gone in the valley, time to start planning / building a trail in our woods… any suggestions?
  • Season finishes on easter monday then it will be mixing up MTBing and ski touring, got to get my fitness back up
  • Celebrated end of season at a great restaurant – venison medallions and rabbit in sesame for starters
  • just finished a 90min ski tour to the top of our local mountain and came home to a cooked breakfast. Bliss.
  • going to try my yearly attempt at maxium vertical metres in a day… last year was #scheffau30000, I think #scheffau25000 might be closer!
  • just started #scheffau25000 bad bad conditions, might be #scheffau10000 !!!
  • completed 10 runs to middle station, visibility low #scheffau25000
  • 18 runs completed, this one being the first with clear visibility, been as bad as 5m #scheffau25000
  • 25 runs done only another 5hrs to go! #scheffau25000
  • 30 runs, last day of the season starting to feel my legs a bit now #scheffau25000
  • 35 descents, now it has started to snow again, hoping for sunny weather next week for ski touring #scheffau25000
  • hit 40 now, need to concentrate more so that i dont take a tumble on tired legs #scheffau25000

  • http://twitpic.com/1de0vs – a view from the lift #scheffau25000
  • sleet, snow is painful at speed #scheffau25000
  • kind of the piste basher to carve a clean strip of piste 45 runs #scheffau25000
  • yeah just cleared 50 runs really feeling it now at least it is nice and clear now #scheffau25000
  • into roughly the last hour now cleared 20000m lets see if i can make it to 25 000m #scheffau25000

  • http://twitpic.com/1dem42 – finally the sun decides to come out! #scheffau25000
  • Just missed my target by only 317 vertical metres – body ruined now! #scheffau25000
  • so the lifts are now closed for a month, picking up an athletics pre season training group
  • For facebook folk – http://bit.ly/cWYyP7 – we've just updated our competition page, some big savings on our mtb holidays possible
  • great to get out on the bike today, just tested my legs with a climb, 1755ft climb, slowish but felt good, went as high as the snow line