Thursday, March 24, 2011

Skiing Adventure Bormio Italy

You might have wondered where I've been the past week or so.  I was skiing the Italian and Swiss Alps.  There is much to share.  I think it will be best told in a few posts.

A group of friends I met while working at Ski Sundown in CT travel somewhere in the world each March.  This year it was Bormio Italy.  We flew out of JFK on Saturday March 12th, and we landed in Milan, Italy the following morning.  On arrival, seven of us found out some of our luggage didn't arrive in Milan.

We were reassured our luggage was rerouted on a different flight, and that it would be delivered to our hotel that evening.  Although my skis were missing, I was glad my ski boots were with me.  It is easy to rent skis, but good fitting rental boots is a rarity.  Our bags ended up arriving 3 days later, and I skied on rental skis the first 2 days of our trip. 

Most of the group stayed at the Hotel Larice Bianco, but they were over booked, and four of us stayed at the Hotel Derby just around the corner.  At first we were disappointed that we were staying at a hotel seperate from the rest of the group, but it worked out.  Our hotel was across the street from the World Cup Course a little shorter walk to the ski lift, and our rooms were a little bigger and nicer than our friends at the Larice Bianco.

Maria, Erik, and Kathy in front of Hotel Derby

We were on the American Plan, which included our breakfasts and dinners with our hotel stay.  We ate our meals with the rest of the group at the Larice Bianco.  The food and service were great.  The view of the ski hills and the quaint middle evil town of Bormio soothed my nerves, and I went to bed that first night full of anticipation of a good week of skiing, friends, fun, and food.

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