Ski Europe



As a skier who has been barreling down various sized mountains and hills across America since 1985, moving to Germany and heading out on my first runs caught me a bit off guard. I have always considered myself a pretty good rule-follower when it comes to skiing and have adhered to the […]

Ski Differences in Europe



The Ski Amade area is an extensive network of ski resorts that start fairly close to Salzburg, Austria. We spent a week in the St. Johann/Alpendorf region using one of our very underused timeshare weeks. They aren’t as popular and not nearly available or accommodating as they are in the states. […]

Ski Amade, Sankt Johann im Pongau


February 2013 The snow is dwindling, our house is still in boxes and piles from the recent move-in, and our ski cravings have yet to be satisfied.  The ski club we joined was heading out to a great resort in Switzerland, but due to their early departure time and the […]

Feldberg, Germany



January 2013 This was our first ski trip after moving to Germany. We hadn’t even been in the country for two weeks before we signed on for this group trip. The jet lag had started to level out and I was ready to tackle my life long dream of skiing the alps. […]

Portes du Soleil


We were recently hit with our first substantial snowfall of the season and after three failed attempts at finding snow so far, this meant it’s time for us to head to the local mountains.  My son recently turned two and in most ski schools in Austria, the child must be three […]

Ehrwald, Austria