The best time of the year

No, I am not talking about Christmas or Thanksgiving or any other celebrations. I am talking about the most important vacay of the year, well for me and my friends at least. Can you guess it?
Yes, Skiing vacation!! I know a lot of people would rather relax in the sun with some Pina Coladas in their hands enjoying the beach instead of going out in the freezing cold snow. Don´t get me wrong I love beaches (a lot!!), but the mountains will always be my favorite place and I get the worst post-vacation-depression after skiing trips.

I´ve you never been skiing or snowboarding before listen up, maybe it´s something for you as well.. I normally go skiing in Austria. I have been to France, Germany and West Virginia, but in my opinion the Austrians do it the best. (I should probably mention that I am a bit Austria obsessed at this point, just love it.) Also my friend keeps telling me Italy is great for skiing too. When I was younger I lived near the Austrian boarder for a few years when I fell in love with the mountains and snow. There is something magical about going down the slopes with the majestic Alps in front of you and the snow under your skis.

Certainly skiing vacations are nothing for people who want to sleep till 10am and start the day with a long brunch until noon. You want to make the most of the day before the slopes are worn out. We always try to start the day quiet early which can be tough after a party night, but it is definitely  worth it. Trust me. Our day starts, of course, with a good breakfast as you need enough energy to go skiing. Being at the lift around 9/ 9:30 (depending on the night before) gives us lots of time to enjoy the winter wonderland before heading for lunch. Skiing can be quiet exhausting and for me a good lunch became an essential. My favorites are Kaiserschmarrn, Wiener Schnitzel and Käs-Spätzle. After an hour break we hit the slopes again. In most skiing resorts the lifts close between 4 and 5pm. Then it is up to you, some people like to just relax, get a massage or hoop into the pool, but if you like me, than that´s where the party bit starts. Apres Ski!! You can enjoy some drinks in a cozy Alm near a fireplace or like most people drink a few beers and get dancing on the tables enjoying life to the fullest, hahaha! It is the most fun when you travel with a group of friends/ people. The past few years my friends and I always went with a group of different people and oh dear it was the most fun times ever. (Missing it so much writing this right now).  After Apres Ski we usually head back to the Hotel for dinner and get ready to keep partying afterwards. Repeating that 7 days and nights in a row leaves you pretty done at the end of your trip, but more important thankful for an amazing time in the mountains with everything you could ask for.

Hope you are having an amazing week so far!! Otherwise start planning your next skiing trip.