Christmas in Kirchberg!!
Marco visited our "canadian" home-base in Kirchberg for Christmas!! Despite the super foggy weather yesterday on Christmas Eve, we decided to head up Kitzbuhel and check out the Hannenkamm-Rennen, and some of the other ski areas that are all connected.
This is marco expressing how AMAZED and perplexed and ASTONISHED he is by the heated seats on the chairlifts in Kitzbuhel!!!!! Truly amazing.
Unfortunately it wasn't the most beautiful day, but we still put in a solid 4 hours of exploring and skiing and mountain-hut-visiting!
We checked out the start of the race!
SCARY!! Especially when you can't see anything!
And then we found one of 50 mountain huts on the hill!! It was a good lunch stop with some tomaten-suppe and some apfel strudel. YUMMY
After four hours of skiing, we came back to the Canadian Hotel in Kirchberg and chilled with the rest of the girls over a PUZZEL!
It is surprisingly addictive!!!
Marco super focused in the corner!
After some very entertaining puzzling times, Marcel, our amazing chef, brought out a HUGE turkey and carved it up for Christmas dinner!!!
Before.... looks sooo tasty!!
after....mmmm so fulll but so delicious!! haha
To help digestion, we went on an evening stroll around Kirchberg!! Here's the river with a looooong exposure!
We woke up this morning (christmas morning) to another not-so-beautiful day and our training was cancelled due to terrible snow conditions!!
SO WHAT BETTER TO DO THAN RODEL???
EXtreme Rodelling in Kirchberg!!
READY TO RODEL!
The Canadian Rodelling Team. (with an american cheerleader)
It's hard to capture how ridiculous this sport is, but picture flying down a mountain on an old-school sled with no steering!!! While passing people and negotiating sharp turns!!!!
It was really fun!!!!!!! I think Eve was CARVING this turn!!!
And then my rodel went for a swim in the creek.....
It's been an amazing Christmas thanks to the girls, Marcel's cooking and Marco visiting!!
Back to work tomorrow!! NExt race is only four days away!!