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POLITICS, PISTE & POWDER

Hands up who’s fed up with politics? Yes, we are too so we’ve gone to Austria for the weekend to get away from it all. Just a couple of days.

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It has been an exhausting time lately with the UK utterly divided.

Every conversation in pubs, bars and restaurants seemingly about the General Election, Brexit and whether we can ever be a united kingdom again.
Well, whatever your view there is now a clear result. 

I’ve taken a cheeky last minute trip to Altenmarkt and Zauchensee in the Ski Ski Amadé region in Salzburgerland.

Though we should perhaps give its full, and delightful name: Altenmarkt im Pongau.

‘Where?’ I hear you ask.

Where indeed.

Not only have I never skied here before, but I’ve never even heard of it.

All the more reason for visiting in my view.

I have skied the Ski Ski Amadé, but not these little villages.

The village has 17 km of pistes served by 8 ski lifts and is linked in to the larger area of Zauchensee-Flachauwinkl with 65 km of pistes and 25 ski lifts.

It sits in the mighty Ski Ski Amadé area that is one of the largest areas in the world – 760 km of piste and 270 ski lifts

It is under an hour from Saltzburg in easter Austria, by the German border and bills itself as a perfect resort to ‘get away from it all’ on a short break.

I arrived late Saturday evening and am here till Monday lunchtime.
I’m on a short break and I most definately want to ‘get away from it all’.
It looked good on arrival with snow around the apres ski bars that had a few hard-core remaining:
Altenmarkt, Salzburgerland, Austria

Altenmarkt, Salzburgerland, Austria

And the Hotel Sportalm, where I am staying, looked a more than agreeable place to escape current UK politics.
Altenmarkt, Salzburgerland, Austria

Altenmarkt, Salzburgerland, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I look forward to putting the resort through its paces and seeing what it has to offer for a short break, so do check back.

So, hands up who is currently fed up with UK politics?

Altenmarkt, Salzburgerland, Austria

Altenmarkt, Salzburgerland, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Altenmarkt, Salzburgerland, Austria

Altenmarkt, Salzburgerland, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next stop the bar I had seen from outside earlier, the Garnhofhutte.

It was a long way from British politics.

Altenmarkt, Salzburgerland, Austria

Altenmarkt, Salzburgerland, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then it got further.

Altenmarkt, Salzburgerland, Austria

Altenmarkt, Salzburgerland, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No apres ski in Austria is complete without a version of this song… though it is not so easy on the squeeze box. 😉

It’s going to be a politics-free zone.

Maybe.

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