Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 4 in Germany: Skiing in the Alps!

On the Friday of our trip, we went skiing in the German Alps in the city of Garmisch-Partenkirchen (a.ka. Garmisch-P).  We went with my little brother and his friend from school.  It was an overcast day, depending on where you were on the mountain!  By the end of the day, we were scarily skiing in a cloud.  A little bit of stats about the ski area:  altitude ranging from 2,297 to 6,725 feet and 25 miles of runs.  It is also home of the World Alpine Skiing Championships this month (going on until February 20th).  Here are some of the picture from our trip!

My brother, me, and Matt on the gondola.

Matt and I on the gondola... just to get to the bottom of the ski lifts!

Matt in the gondola after skiing!  You can see how foggy it got!

Me on the mountain!

Matt on the mountain!

The ski lifts... I actually took this while riding which freaked me out!

Matt on the ski lift... pardon the foggy glasses, its a hazard of being a glasses wearer and skiing!

View from above the clouds... BEAUTIFUL!

The base of the mountain where the train dropped us off, you can see where we rented our skis and some of the runs over to the right.

The gondolas on the way down... it was SUPER foggy when we left.  Couldn't see 20 feet in front of us or to either side... not exactly prime skiing conditions!

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