Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Best Ski Hut on the Mountain

On Monday, I showed you a picture from the sky of the Bavarian Alps. Today, I decided to show you a scene from the other direction – this time from the Alps. We had the opportunity to spend a few days in the Tirolian Alps (sorry for post delays, but wireless was hard to come by), which is just over the Austrian border and centers around Kitzbuhel. This is where Tyrol meets, the region of Salzburg, and Bavaria. Without traffic, it would normally take you about 90 min to reach this part of the Alps from Munich (but note that traffic can occasionally be very rough). We had 5 days of straight snow, and then a beautiful sunny day. This photo is of the ski resort Steinplatte, which has about 35 KM of ski area – mostly easy and moderate level. As locals tell it, the Stallenalm Ski Hut (pictured) is the best on the mountain, and I can tell you not many complaints from the hundreds of guests – especially on such a great sunny day. The resort gets crowded, as the gondola can transport more than 2500 people up the mountain within an hour, but with wide open runs and endless hidden ones, it can swallow up crowds quite easily. While there, look for Stiegl, the beer made in Salzburg. It’s one of the best around.

1 comment:

ski said...

Photo of Munich look cool!! Best ski resort are offered at low-cost by certain website.