Sep 17, 2018

Life This Week 17/9/2018: Have You Ever...

Have you ever been to the snow?

For someone who's grown up in the dry heat of Perth, the snow will always be a source of awe and wonder.  I've made two trips to the snow in my life and both holidays felt both more adventurous and invigorating than any other kind of place I've ever visited.


Firstly there's that sky.  It's impossibly, vividly blue.  Streaks and swirls of cloud seem to dance across it yet there's a stillness to the air.  I'm so used to the blue skies of the city presiding over noise and movement.  The snow seems to command that we stop, breathe and live in the beautiful moment.


The second thing that captivates me when I'm in the snow is that alpine air.  I imagine that your take on the air would be very different if you were trying to get about your daily life in below freezing conditions, but as a visitor, I love the air here.  I love it's sharp coldness on my face, it's purity as it hits my lungs and how it whistles ever so gently as I cut though it in a gondola.


Though I was a bit scared when I decided to look down during one of my gondola rides.




Some ski and some snow board while others snow shoe but do you know what my favourite way of travelling through the snow is?  Riding in a sled.  It's hard not to release your inner child as you slide this way and that down a hill while sitting on a piece of plastic and clinging onto its ropes for dear life!


Have you ever been to the snow?

What's your favourite part about being there?

10 comments:

  1. I've never skied, but I love going to the snow. My most amazing memory of snow was a helicopter flight across the face of Mt Cook in NZ and landing high up on the snow. Fantabulous. Have a great week.

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  2. I have, and I loved it! I remember the first time I saw snow falling, I was as excited as a little kid! I had to go outside and walk in it, build a snowman and have a snowball fight! That was when I was living in London. I also saw and played in snow on mountains in various parts of the world, but I've never actually had a skiing/snow holiday. I'd love to do that! And a white Christmas is on the bucket list.

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  3. I would love to take my little ones to the snow so they could go sledding one day! It's a dream of mine, I feel bad that they haven't seen snow!

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  4. I used to go to the snow as a kid with my family and I agree the air is so fresh and beautiful to breathe!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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  5. We can have too much snow here and end up with work snow days. The fluffy white stuff is lovely. The frozen over slush not so. It can be quite a hazard .

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  6. I went to Mt Buller when I was young and it was lots of fun. I had a brilliant time in Utah during a snowy winter visit. Cherished memories.

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  7. I'm Perth born and bred and still living in WA - the closest I've come to snow was a few flakes and a bit of sludge on my trip to Europe. I'm not a big fan of freezing cold weather so I don't feel terribly deprived for missing out on the experience.

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  8. Hi SSG my first experience with the snow was a trip to Thredbo in 1975 in 6th Form High School. I was hopeless at skiing LOL:) However it was so pristine and quiet. I can imagine that the novelty would wear off if you lived with snow for months at a time but as a visitor it is magical. :)

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  9. Living in Canada, I see snow every winter. The first fresh snow that transforms the scenery into winter wonderland is my fave, and yes, that crisp, cold air is invigorating. #lifethisweek

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  10. I went to Thredbo 3 years in a row when I was a student teacher and in my first year. It was amazing. What I remember is the quiet...and also the fact that when I fell over coming down a slope, a 6 year old came and asked if I was OK. Lovely making memories this way!! Thank you for linking up for #LifeThisWeek. The optional prompt next is: 39/52. Last Thing I Bought. 24/9/18. Denyse

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