Wednesday, August 10, 2011

SnowyMountains

a kind of travelog about my recent trip to snowy mountains...

we missed last year snow season as we just arrived in Sydney the same time last year and felt bad when most of my friends were visiting snowy mountains in 2010 winter...
but, we made it this year... with little analysis and planing, the trip was a memorable one for us...

few useful links to check...

after spending time in internet analyzing & comparing thredbo and perisher, reading more about the mountains, where to stay, how to reach there, what to do in snow, we decided to go to thredbo, travel by coach, stay in a self contained studio apartment right in the snow peak, take up ski for a day...

Friday
Started our trip Friday morning 7am from Sydney central by greyhound coach... Travelled via Canberra, cooma, jindabyne, and reached thredbo @ 3:30 pm... Checked in @ karas apartments , freshed up and went for a walk in the snow.. It's a nice long walk enjoying the mountain views filled with snow, had a great mexicana pizza customised for us by replacing pepperoni with chicken.. Returned back to hotel around 7 pm.. Had a good rest so that we can be of full energy next day
Saturday..
Me & kanishk Woke up @ 7 am and was passing time listening music and watching cartoons and waiting for Gayathri to wake up.. Finally she got up @ 10 am and we all got ready for our first time snow ski experience... Reached Friday flat @ 11:30 and rented all the required ski , boots, helmets, tracks and got into snow.. Struggled a lot to get the initial movements and grip but after few mins was on my way easily on the shorter slopes.... Got a lift pass and the only time I used it is to go on a round trip on the gun barrel express lift, the longest lift reaching the highest peak in thredbo. Wat a view I got from the chair lift up & down... It almost 30 mins roundtrip, can never forget the views though I didnt ski from that place... Kanishk & gayathri were having fun in making a snow man and when finally it got into a shape, kanishk had put helmet and gloves to it giving a finishing touch... aroun 4:30 we all were tired & exhausted.. Returned all the rented stuff and went back to hotel...
Sunday
Got up @ 5.30 fresh up and got bus @7.15 ,bus was waiting for us...if we where few mins late we would have missed the bus...it's all becoz Gayathri was busy taking some videos of snowfall...at last we saw snow shower on our return...was a beautiful and a romantic trip ... Luv u Gayathri & kanu