Sunday, 7 March 2010

Ski trip to Sauda

Today I joined a colleague on a ski trip to a resort called Sauda. I had to get up  quite early as the ferry left at 8am from Stavanger and took about an hour and a half to get to the mouth of the fjord, where we changed onto a bus. The half hour trip wove its way up the mountainside with spectacular views of the fjord below. We got to the resort at around 10am but is was about 11 before we actually got on to the slopes due to an excruciatingly slow process at the ski rental shop (I will definately buy my own ski's for the next season).

Although the slopes are not as high as ones I have been on in Switzerland, they are just about right for my level of experience. There are around 5 different ski trails - the longest descent around 6 kms. Also as one comes down, you can catch a glimpse of the fjord below which is quite stunning.

After about 4 hours of this I was really starved and greedily got the biggest (and most unhealthly looking) hamburger there was with x-large fries and coke. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately) I could only manage around half of it. Goes to show my eyes are always bigger than my stomache!

It was time to hit the slopes again for another couple of hours until 16:00 when the last busses began to depart. Overall a great trip!

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