Sunday, March 24, 2013

Culture Corner: Dolomites Ski Trip

This March (2013) we took a week-long ski trip to the Dolomites in Italy.  A very specific part of the European Alps, I don’t know if the week could have been more beautiful or gone any better.  The scenery, skiing, food, evenings relaxing, and company were first class. My only regret is that the trip was just a week.  Here are a few of the photos.

This is the town of Moena where we stayed for the week.

LLocated in the heart of the Dolomites, it is a quaint little town with nice little shops and restaurants.
Every morning the church bells rang—and for several hours the evening the new pope was chosen.
Not always, but generally the conditions were superb: few people, sunshine, beautiful mountains, wide open slopes… 

 …and a lift always waiting to take you to another part of the region.  We were there for a week and only skied a limited number of slopes.  There are miles and miles of trail around Moena.

 And of course, there was always time for relaxing with a drink…

…between time on the slopes.

This day in particular the sun shone beautifully - the playground of the gods!

  Blue skies and white snow…
And all too soon it was time to hit the road back to Poland.  The Austrian Alps are not too shabby themselves…

The End


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