Afriski Over The Years

Skiing became sad, you had to snowboard. Friends joined us to fill up the 11-bed chalet over the years. Youngs, du Toits, Naudes, Chriches and Ogilvies. The instructors were great to the kids. Bronwyn, Brad & Wynand were special faves! Some years there was free snow, some years only the machine snow. The older the […]

Downhill from here

Obertauern in Austria and I’m learning to ski. The paraat Austrian ski instructor is earnestly telling us to “snor-plau, snor-plau” but we’ve been “snor-plauing” for an hour and we only have two days to ski! This won’t do so I head off for the ski-lift. “Oy, where are you going?” shouts herr instructor. I point […]