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GSOC Innsbruck, February 5-13, 2016

by Trip Leader, Martha Abernethy

 

Our February trip to Innsbruck, Austria was a delight in so many ways:  the skiing, the sightseeing, the eating but most of all - the folks on the trip.  Sue Auffinger reports:  We took the free ski bus to Kuhtai. There is a quaint ski village at the base of the slopes with restaurants, hotels and shops - very family friendly.  Another day we took the train from Innsbruck Central train station to St. Anton.  The place is massive and only 51 Euro for an all day pass. The views are spectacular.  Train travel was easy and cheap.

We also skied Patscherkofel,which is very close to downtown Innsbruck.  The scenery is beautiful and the slopes very well groomed. The Olympic Men's downhill course from the 1976 Olympics took place on Patscherkofel. (Remember the famous Franz Klammer run?)  Steve skied it (but did not beat Franz' time, LOL)  The Igls Bobsled run is also located in Innsbruck.  We saw the last training run of the Women's 2 man Bob of the World Cup competition. Up close and personal!

The rest of us explored Innsbruck.  Beth Livingston and Camille McDowell proved themselves masters of organization and use of the Innsbruck Card!  We visited Nordkettle with its Igloo, the Alpine Zoo, the Imperial Palace and Gardens, the Ambras Castle, the Cathedral of St. James, the Bergisel-Schanze ski jump and restaurant, the Golden Roof and all the fantastic restaurants of Old Town.  Outside of town we experienced the Swarovski Museum - a mind-blowing collection of crystals that I can't begin to explain.The Berggreens from Atlanta discovered a fantastic Greek restaurant that hosted 3 different groups of our clan as family - along with many shots of ouzo.  Wow!

Several day trips included Salzburg, Venice for Fat Tuesday and a tour of Castles.  Our tour guide and coach driver were fantastic and well prepared - a lot of fun, also.  I wish I could detail those days - not enough room in the e-blast.

Every evening we'd gather in the lobby/bar and swap stories and plan dinner.  This group of old friends and new friends mixed and mingled and got along just great.  It was a pleasure taking them to Innsbruck.  We had a small reunion at the Chili-off.  What a fun group.

Mark your calendars for March 3-11, 2017.  Steve Auffinger has asked me to pull together a ski with fun/games for the Aosta Valley in Italy.  Check out this website www.lovevda.it/en.

We'll be back with you in late April with details.

In the meantime, please take time to enjoy the Innsbruck Photo Album on our GSOC website!

Martha Abernethy

www.marthasgetaways.com

martha@marthasgetaways.com
336 655 5240

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Attention all Euro-Skiers!  After 18 years your Greensboro Skiing and Outing Club is at long last hoping to return to Innsbruck in February, 2016 during Fat Tuesday.  If you are wondering what it was like, see one of the many ski club members who went in 1998.  Fasching parades in Vienna as well as Innsbruck, trips to Garmish and the Mad Prince's castle, visiting Mozart's home town - you name it, we did it!  Not to mention seeing the city of Innsbruck, which has hosted the Winter Olympics twice - all at a price that's meant to impress.  And did I mention there just might be locally crafted brewskis available?  This is one trip even our non-skiers would enjoy.  Stay tuned for more details!"  

 

David Hanner

GSOC President

hannerdavid99@aol.com

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There are few GSOC members still yearning to ski a few more days in our western Mountains before this season closes in Mid April. Most of us have pushed our skis aside and are sharpening lawnmower blades. Where is that warm weather?

The 2014 Copper Trip will be open to new participants on April 1st 2013. Those on this year’s GSOC Tenth Anniversary Copper trip have an early signup period until April 1st. I expect that half the beds will be filled by returning skiers. The 2014 Copper trip information will be posted on the GSOC website GSOski.org soon. Please read the instruction and flyer before signing an application and mailing in your deposit check.  If you will take an extra moment to read the details you will save yourself and me extra work.

The dates on the Copper Trip for 2014 have been moved back to the last week of February. They are: Sunday February 23rd through Friday 28th.

In 2013 some folks are arrived early to ski extra days while others stayed after the trip to enjoy other resorts.

The other trips planned by the Crescent Ski Council include Ski and Race camp in Steamboat Springs on December 7th 2013 through the 14th. The CSC has also scheduled a Lake Tahoe area ski trip in mid January 2014. I’m personally excited about the Banff Canada ski adventure the CSC has planned for mid March, 2014.

All ski trips must have two things leaders which I need help with so please contact me about helping out on any of these trips. The second needed ingredient is snow and so be nice to mother nature and she might be nice to us.

Contact me by email naumangl@triad.rr.com or phone 336 693 5979

George Nauman GSOC Western Trips Director

 

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 The GSOC’s Western Ski Trips are shaping up.

Where would you like to go?

  

The GSOC’s Western Trips are taking shape for the 2013-2014 ski season. The GSOC’s eleventh Copper ski trip is scheduled for Sunday Feb. 23rd - Friday Feb. 28th, 2014. The Trip will be open to everyone on April 1st, 2013. Until then those participating in this year’s trip have the opportunity to maintain their trip sign up number by sending in their applications and deposit checks.

Earlier this month over 60 participated in the 2013 Copper Trip. We had fine weather, an excited crowd, fresh snow and wonderful mix of new and returning skiers. This trip fills up quickly so note when you can send in your application and have it ready to mail. In past years, the “Copper Wait list” has begun to form by early fall.

Assistant trip leaders will be needed to help run the Copper Trip. The three Crescent Ski Council (SCS) ski trips need leaders. The 33rd Crescent Ski and Race camp will happen Saturday December 7th - 14th, 2013. Close to 300 skiers and racers attend each camp in the past few years.  January 11th - 18th the CSC will run a ski trip to the Lake Tahoe area. Because of high demand Crescent will also run a ski trip to Banff, Canada on March 15th - March 22nd.

Please consider leading one of these trips. Payments will be made to leaders of the Tahoe and Banff trips if certain number participants from our club are met. The Steamboat Ski and Race camp leadership position does not receive a payment. It is an excellent opportunity gain trip leadership skills. All trips will be managed by Sports America Tours.

I’m considering planning a second Ski trip for our club. Do you have an exciting location you would love to lead a trip to?  Are you willing to learn the ropes of trip leading? I have great memories of our Park City Trips as Sundance Film Festival warms up.

Please contact me.

George Nauman GSOC western Trips director

336 693 5979 or naumangl@triad.rr.com

 



 

 

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