28 January 2011

Kuhtai Skiing & Hutte Eating - Day 5

And here is our final ski video. This time it's Chris & Karen rocking out. Some really epic ski film action, with the best soundtrack. Make sure you check it out!

On our last day of skiing, the sun came out and the kids said they wanted to ski at their favorite tow bar. It was REALLY cold, -12 degrees Celsius, so the kids got to sport face masks for their last day of skiing. There was some powder over the top of the groomed snow, and Oliver started giggling every time he skied over the powder. Maybe it tickled his feet?

We went over to the cable car, and the kids sang primary songs the whole way up. Oliver always looks so happy when he is singing!

We skied down from the top of the mountain with both the kids. Oliver skied a bit by himself on the easier parts of the run. Look at him go!

He looks a little cold... we decided to stop at the Hutte (little restaurants out on the ski slopes) so the kids could warm up and have a little break. And because they are definately my favorite part of skiing in Europe.

Hot chocolate all around! The kids were excited about all the whipped cream. I shared with Elora, and Oliver was supposed to share with Chris, but every time Chris took a sip Oliver would say, "That's enough Daddy!" and take the cup back.

We discovered the trick to keeping the kids happy while in a restaurant. Give them a big glass of hot chocolate and a little spoon. It takes them forever to finish, which gives everyone else a chance to relax!

We ordered some Kaiserschmarrn, everyone's favorite Hutte food! I guess Elora was really hungry though, because when it came she said, "Is that it?" We reassured her that this was just a snack and we would be skiing back to the apartment for lunch soon.

They have these funny sunning chairs at the Huttes. They are actually really nice to sit in when it is sunny, but it had started snowing so no one else was outside sitting in them.

Here we are just about to ski down the final run. It is a big bowl shaped run, and when Chris said to Elora, "Look, we are inside a big bowl!" Elora responded, "Is someone going to eat us?"

I can remember being scared of this run last year when I was learning to ski, but Elora did a great job and chatted with me the whole way down as she skied.

We had a great time skiing with the kids and they didn't want to end their day! They asked to ride the chair lift on the bunny slope a couple times before they were finished for the day. We are so glad they had a good time and that we could enjoy one last ski hurrah before heading back to the states. Now it is snowing in Vienna and the kids ask to go skiing every day! Unfortunately there is not enough snow for that... hopefully we will get to see some snow back in Utah before the season is over!

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