So New Years Eve in Austria was an absolute cracker. Went out to a fancy restaurant with the gang (no parmas here unfortunately) and then watched the fireworks over the mountain with a couple of bottles of champagne while enjoying the beautiful cool night air - a balmy -10 degC. Absolutely awesome. Unfortunately I broke my collarbone snowbaording on New Years Day which lead to the last few days of Iscghl being spent in my hotel room off my head on pain killers, and later in Imst Medisportclinic. on the 5th of Jan Bryce and I left the crew for Saalbach where I meet Australian friends old and new for another week in the mountains. ‘Unfortunately’ this week I could only apres ski.
With the team out on the slopes, I decided to spend a little of the morning exploring the town, and trying to suss out how the hell I would get to the apres ski place, which was actually a little up the mountain. The idea was that i’d find the place, head back to town for lunch and meet everyone back there around 3, but after I walked up an absolute ball breaker of a hill to get to there, it made sense to just stay for lunch and enjoy a few quiet beers in my own company :)
The weather that day was amazing- sunny and clear skies, and about +5deg C. I found a schnitzel on the menu, and promptly ordered and found the best seat in the house. A little pricey at 18euro but the view was amazing, and the chef turned out to be hell ladsy. He saw my gimp arm when I was ordering and served me the schnitzel cut into bite sized pieces so i didnt have to use a knife and fork!!!
Eventually everyone else made their way there, and we enjoyed some classic german beer drinking songs played by the live band, as well as about a million shots of jaeger