Two years before moving to Adelaide, South Australia I had never even heard of it. In 2005, I was working my second ski season at Copper Mountain Resort in Colorado. I spent my days outside skiing, shoveling snow and working on my goggle tan. It was far from the career I had planned while in […]
Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the routine of the day-to-day. We get blinders on – focused on work and chores around the house – and forget to pay attention to the interesting things there are to do where we live. Until something, like, say a pandemic, forces you out of your routine […]
Park City Mountain Resort is known for great snow, a fun town and a huge amount of skiable terrain, all reasons we chose it as one destination for our honeymoon in March 2019. It was purchased by Vail Resorts in 2014, a point which still seems to be of some controversy with the locals. Park […]
Any time you have the opportunity to see a new place, even if it is only for a few hours, it is worth it. On our way home from our Austrian Ski Arlberg holiday, we had one night in Zurich, Switzerland. Arrival We returned to Zurich with the Arlberg Express. The shuttle bus service was […]
The variable weather in Austria wasn’t over after the first five days. To start the week, we had sun, clouds, snow showers and more sun. For day six, we had rain. Day 6 – Rain The weather in Austria was so bizarre. It started to rain overnight, and all the fresh snow disappeared with it, […]
Skiing in Austria has been surprisingly variable. In one week, we’ve had hard-packed snow, hard chunky snow with exposed icy parts, spring skiing heavy and slushy snow, and powder. Any powder day while skiing is fantastic, but because I usually get just one week a year to ski, getting a powder day feels like winning […]
It’s a long trip from Adelaide, Australia to St Anton, Austria; 33 hours to be exact. So far, the “cradle of alpine skiing” has proved worth it. Arrival Our trip from Adelaide required two long flights (13 hours from Adelaide to Dubai and 7 hours from Dubai to Zurich), a three-hour layover in Dubai, a […]
So, I know I haven’t posted in quite a while. I don’t want to be one of those bloggers who frequently disappears and comes back with a whole bunch of excuses, but sometimes life just happens. I’ve posted about why I’ve taken some time off from blogging and my thoughts about moving forward over on […]
The Mighty Murray Adelaide sits near the coast and has some beautiful beaches, so you could be forgiven for thinking that all of the city’s water-based activities were on the ocean. However, just over an hour from the city, you will also find the River Murray, a South Australian favourite for recreation and an important […]
We had the pleasure of skiing Keystone Resort for four days over the last two weeks of February and the first week of March 2019. I hadn’t skied Keystone in many years because I tend to stick to the other Summit County resorts when I am visiting the area. Keystone has never been my favourite […]
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Hi, I’m Ashley. I’m a wannabe ski bum from America who lives in Adelaide, Australia – a place that gets no snow. I was working at a Colorado ski resort when I fell in love with an Aussie boy and I have since fallen in love with his hometown.
I explore my wonderful adopted home of South Australia, while we plan our next amazing ski trip.
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