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We make another trip up to the glacier, this time for Rodelbahn. This is basically downhill sledding on a long high speed twisting course. Insanity. Steering is with a joystick between your knees and the brakes are your boots.
One of the kids has an absolutely epic wipe out! But she...
Back from the glacier to the hotel for an afternoon swim, then dinner.
Wine is Keringer "Massiv" an unusual blend of Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt, Ráthay and Cabernet Sauvignon. It's from the Neusiedlersee region near Vienna. 👍
Up top, is the border crossing between Austria and Germany. At 3000m.
There's a restaurant.
We're actually above the glacier here, so we need to catch another, smaller, cablecar down to it.
This is the view down to the glacier area, about 400 vertical metres lower
The following day, it's a bit of an excursion.
The Zugspitz Arena, is a circular valley at the base of the Zugspitz massif. Lermoos is on one side, Ehrwald on the other, and there's a few smaller villages around the circumference.
A frequent and free bus service circulates the valley in both...
Back to the trip report and we've checked in to the Hotel Post. Now a bit about the hotel.
The Hotel Post is a traditional Tyrolean establishment offering full board (with 7 course dinners!), very large rooms, spectacular views across the valley to the Zugspitze Massif, amazing spa facilities...
First ski trips with the kids can be very exciting. My picks would be:
Japan: Myoko Kogen. Myoko Snowsports is the best kids ski school in the world. Simple as that! See the tripadvisor reviews
The village is also compact and walkable.
Austria: Seefeld, Lech, Lermoos are 3 super options...
Now confirmed as airborne.
Also, probably not the time for shared hotpot style dishes: