First time skiing? HELL YES!
Although we didn’t hit the slopes for quite a long time, we are both long-term snowboarders and (even if it must sound reeeeaally strange in front of our mountaineering background…) didn’t try skiing at all so far.
The idea to learn how to ski at such an “old age”, was based on the desire to go skitouring! We got invited soooo many times this summer and autumn and so finally decided something had to be done on that. Splitboarding is still an option, but for now – as we always try to challenge ourselves and learn something new – we want to learn properly how to SKI. 🙂
Our first weekend took us to the Hintertux Glacier…
Hintertux is one of the closest ski resorts to Munich with guaranteed snow year-round and a mere 2 hours drive from our doosteps. It lies in Tyrol at the the end of the Zillertal in a beautiful side valley called Tuxertal, which is surrounded by mountains up to 3250m high.
Sun’n’wind at Hintertux Glacier
The weekend we chose to try our first steps on skis was good and bad at the same time: We had unexpected fresh snow overnight and a lot of sun, but almost 70 knots wind, which didn’t make it so easy.
Fortunately we were accompanied by Stefan and Andreas, two snow professionals from the movie “Heimschnee”, who were our teachers for the day and really got us going!
After a short introduction in how-to-put-skis-on, we were already in the chairlift up to the glacier. 🙂 The first curves were still in “pizza-style” and we were almost blown away by the wind, but after a short time we managed to ski (and not to slide) “french-frie-style” down the slope pretty reasonable.
We felt quite good on the skis and were able to avoid more serious crashes. The only really difficult thing was to prostrate: We thought we’re already really low, but once we saw the videoss, we realized that we were basically standing upright. This definitely needs a lot of practice, but as this were really the first ever steps on skis, we were happy with our overall performance. 🙂
Perfect wellness getaway in Hintertux: Hotel Klausnerhof
As skiing and wellness should come together, we really enjoyed our off-piste time at the amazing Hotel Klausnerhof in Hintertux. <3
This hotel’s whilpool gives unobstructed views of the glacier by day and at night the sauna/wellness area made us really feel cosy. We were blown away by the hospitality and kindness and it is definitely A MUST to stay here whenever you should come to Tux.
The fresh snow and the christmas tree immediately brought us into christmas mood and we couldn’t have imagined a better weekend for our first steps on skis! 🙂
We also took a short video which you can find on our YOUTUBE-Channel, have fun watching: