To the mountains...

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After an enthusiastic series of facility oggling, we headed to the Austrain mountains. It was my first time in the country, a quick transfer and we were nearly at our destination of Zell am See.  

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The hotel, The Mountain Lake Resort was lovely, after a quick drop of the bags and bite to eat, we checked out the views onto the mountain behind us. Under a blanket of stars we headed out into the lakeside town. 

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The streets were quiet, apart from our rolling laughter. For the team, it had been a long few weeks and we were in need of a break.  

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We found a little door to the side of a hotel. A small sign indicated it was a little bar. 

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Down a stair case we found a rugged cave type basement with great drinks and good music.  

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There we caught up, instigating Scandinavian songs we learnt two years back in the depths of the Arctic circle.  

We slipped away after a while, launching snowballs and collapsing back into the comfort of the hotel.  

The next morning we caught the first lifts up onto the mountains.  

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The sun was bright, the snow soft, and with my poor form and extreme snow plough, we chased the runs.  

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Rehydration was needed, so at the top of a mountain we followed the sound of Europop. We grabbed a bite to eat, and planned the next runs down. A pretty good start to a pretty good week... 

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