Thursday 17th January, we caught the ski bus to the nearby ski town of Solden, about 20 minutes away. We had skied here before but not for 26 years so we were interested to see what we could remember.
It was another blue sky day, all day. Very modern lifts quickly took us from the road to over 3000m. Lots of runs, some wide, some just cart tracks, lots of lifts.
We remembered some of the runs quite well, surprisingly. We also had an excellent view from the top of Gaislachkogl. I could even see the Wildspitze, the highest mountain at 3774m in the Otztal part of Austria and one which I skied and climbed in 1994.
Great views as we skied down from Gaislachkogl.
Eventually we made our way to the Roßkirpl lift. Good views from the top here too. Then down black run 14 on near perfect snow. We did this run several times just to make sure it was as good as we thought!
We skied down to the road in Solden at the Giggijoch lift end so that we could walk along the main street. We expected to see the familiar bars that we frequented last time. Unfortunately we didn’t recognise anything, it all looked new to us, as if we hadn’t been there before.
We caught the bus back to Obergurgl and still had time for one last ski run. We went straight to the Hohe Mut lift as there was a shot I saw in the gloom on Sunday that I wanted to take in the sunshine. It was a perfect time for it. Job done so down to the village for some Apres Ski!