Installment four of my Swiss adventure is my time spent skiing in the Alps. I first traveled to Davos to ski at the Davos Klosters ski resort. Davos is really cute ski resort town, which recently played host to the World Economic Forum annual meeting. Thankfully, that ended the week before I arrived or it would have been really busy!
The resort had, count ‘em, six mountains to ski on! I only skied one of them (Jakobshorn) but the conditions were excellent. I went on a Monday so there were no line ups and I could easily ski wherever I wanted. Going on a Monday did mean that the apres-ski was a little more subdued that what you would expect, but it was worth it to get so many runs in. However, I’m not used to skiing in so much powder or skiing crazy long runs, so needless to say my legs were burning by the end of the day.
The second day I met up with my friend Jill at Flumserberg. Also a great mountain with a breathtaking 15 minute gondola ride up to the base of the mountain. We did take some shots of us on the mountain with Jill’s camera, buuuut sadly Jill forgot her camera in Zurich so it will be a little while before I can share those!
I would say that the skiing conditions were much better at Davos, but comparing these two mountains is like comparing a BMW to a Lexus, both are awesome, but just have different features.
The shots in this post can’t even begin to show the beauty of the Alps in real life. Many of my photos are through train windows and most were taken with my crappy blackberry camera since I didn’t want to take my big camera on the mountains with me. But hopefully these give a little peek into the beauty of it all.