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Best resort for a family Easter holiday is .......

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Mayrhofen.....

In my case it has been a bit of a love affair starting back in 2001 when it was chosen as the home of the Brits (British snowboarding championship) and my boys were desperate to go. I'd previosly been up at Hintertux many times before for summer skiing and the boarding but hadn't dropped in to Mayrhofen.

Over the years we have generally had great snow and fantatstic weather, combination of sunny warm days and plenty of powder days, and a few slushy days too. The warm weather is just fantatsic you have young childern going to ski school.


Here is a bit of an Easter picture history from 2001 to 2015,

2001



2002



2003



2004

Once the link was made up to Finkenberg lots of new o/p opened up.



First tracks are always the best....



2005

Day 1 for my youngest.....



More first tracks......



2006

One year on, first tracks again, sometimes if feels like we arre the only ones there.



2007

The only pic I could find from that year..



2008

3 of our girls...and Kim





2009

Sun out again.....



The younger girls getting some powder.



And into the trees...


http://youtube.com/v/65r53mEgMS4&feature=relmfu

2010

Fresh snow



And a day later...



Then finally on to the Harikiri...


http://youtube.com/v/h_kWwIYEkpM&feature=relmfu

2011

With Gohstdog and family






2012

We finally got married so no Easter holiday.

2013

With Ghostdog and family for lunch.



A bit of willies apri in the Hexenkessel as it closed in.



The next morning.



The next afternoon, 25degC on the balcony.



Erin and Emma coming out of the valley of doom, badly



http://youtube.com/v/G9aVEEBTCu4


And a random up at the Grill Hoff Alm


http://youtube.com/v/x5LDNluib_8



Trully a great Easter holiday destination, I expect we will be back again next year.


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JimboS, great pictures - sum up a late season holiday perfectly! snowHead
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2011






2012 (See what you missed Jim)





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We usually go at Easter too, but unsurprisingly have had hit and miss conditions - looks remarkably consistent in Mayrhofen.
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Aaargh! Was it really necessary to leave a scar that wide down the mountain? It brings tears to my eyes when I see a couple of snowboarders shredding an entire hill of glorious powder.
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I see your Mayrhofen and raise you a La Tania

La Tania April 2005



La Tania 2007

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And I'll further raise you a Les Deux Alpes

Etoile D'Or group Easter 2007
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Proud of her first off piste run Easter 2008
Les Deux Alpes Easter 2008

Taking a breather Easter 2009
Les Deux Alpes Easter 2009

Almost too much snow Easter 2010
Natalie on Super Diable

Still reasonable snow for 1000m above 2600m Easter 2011
Natalie Jumping

Back to good conditions Easter 2012
Natalie Skiing Easter 2012

No need to ask where we're going for Easter in 2013. Always good snow, great lessons from Easiski and we always meet up with old friends too.
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Sorry, did you not checked the rule book? You can only raise me with 12 years or more "sun and powder" pictures from the same resort. snowHead
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JimboS, Anyway everyone knows Easter is far too late to go skiing Toofy Grin
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JimboS, my god how many children do you have???? Can I see 6???
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JimboS, you only posted 10, I had to top you up to 11 and remind you of your absence in12 NehNeh .

The group photo includes my 2, Jim's wife and me Smile But Kat, you may not be entirely wrong.
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kat.ryb wrote:
JimboS, my god how many children do you have???? Can I see 6???


My god, yes there are 6, but I can't find a single ski pic with everyone at the same time.
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JimboS, you only posted 10, I had to top you up to 11 and remind you of your absence in12 NehNeh .

The group photo includes my 2, Jim's wife and me Smile But Kat, you may not be entirely wrong.


Thanks for the 2011 pics Bob, my 2011 and onward have still to be filed.
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JimboS wrote:
kat.ryb wrote:
JimboS, my god how many children do you have???? Can I see 6???


My god, yes there are 6, but I can't find a single ski pic with everyone at the same time.


Phew !! That's a lot of dosh on transceivers for the off-piste

Being a responsible parent, you did all have transceivers, didn't you ??...
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JimboS, do you not do an 'all together in front of the camera on a timer' photo every holiday then? Thought they were mandatory holiday snaps.

6 children is a HUGE amount Shocked
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Looks like 2014 is fully going to live up to expectation, arrived yesterday to hear that there had been a huge dump of snow. It was a powder fest today with a bit of sun too, tomorrow the sun is due to come out proper.


http://youtube.com/v/JYtxzQ9qLCE
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Day 2

Time to head over to Finkenberg, up at the top of the 150 man, first entry point to the valley of death, not high enough.



So on to the top of the Horbergjoch.

There was only one track of some hardy soul who had skinned up to the top, man that is hard core, it would kill me, total respect for anyone who does this.



A bit after dropping in.



And looking the other way.



Heading off...


http://youtube.com/v/qZ5XvzSjICI

At the bottom...for the first time in 13 years there was no snow bridge across the river, that made for some fun getting everyone across.



Reward for the hard work....what is that on that pizza!



Grilhof Alm, great for lunch.


http://youtube.com/v/Z69r9xbOKGw

And at the end of the day......ahhhh.

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Day 3 was spent up at Hintertux mixed day of sun and cloud, called it a day at 2.30 when it started to snow.

Day 4, woke up to snow in the village.



About 20cm of fresh snow overnight.



View down to the Schneekar.



It was afternoon by the time we got up to the top of the valley of death, I was pretty surprised no one else had been in but it is quite here just now.


youtube.com/v/OT1aWq6Fqx8

Looking back up.

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JimboS, where do you stay when you go? Is a bus/car needed to get to the snow/Hintertux etc??
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We have stayed in lot of different apartments, Hotels and B&Bs (probably around 20 different places) with about a 70/30 mix of self booked travel and accommodation vs last minute package deals, the main stipulation I have is that it must be within 5 mins walk of the main gondola, so no bus or car needed for that.

It easy to find good places on booking.com etc, that where I booked this years trip to Gästehaus Huber.

We hired a car this year so drove up to Hintertux, or you can take the free bus, takes about 30 mins.
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... dependent on the date Easter falls. Twisted Evil
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2015

Another perfect Easter holiday.

Arrival day.



Next Morning.



Powder everywhere.



Into the trees.







Heading higher up, got lots of perfect runs.









Had to put a picture of this guy in.



A bit of apri!



Back in the apartment, what a view. In the end we had two days of heavy snow then 4 days of baking sun.



Some stragglers coming down the Ahorn into the village at the end of the day.



And then a few more landing outside our apartment just after.



Day 4 we spent at Zell/Gerlos, and then as da Hoff was getting slushy on Thursday due to the baking heat we went to Hintertux on Friday, the snow was still great there.


youtube.com/v/zlBAQNcR1PA
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Jim, I hate you, I hate you, I hate you.....

Son has exams, Dr Mrs GD vetoed Easter skiing Sad
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You missed a good one Bob, probably the best Easter snow conditions in the last 15 years. Very Happy
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