It's that time of the year again when the bookies start to take odds on a White Christmas and we all start to wonder where the winters of our childhood have gone. "Frozen pipe" days off and sledging on plastic bags down your road. Well blame it on Global warning or whatever you like but you can relive them just a short plane ride away here at the Carnegie Alpenrose. Tucked away up a mountain road, the Carnegie Alpenrose spends it's winter season nestled in the snow covered mountains.
There's just something about snow that just whisks you back to those care free days. Whether it be whizzing down a hill on a sledge or just crunching through fresh snow and sinking knee seep into the white stuff. From the doorstep the walk to the top of the sledge run may be a bit of a puff but you will have the biggest grin on your face by the time you get back down! Gone are the days of Trays and Plastic sacks; in Bavaria every family owns a well loved wooden Sledge and weekends are spent on beautifully pisted tracks to the mountains huts where hot chocolate and Mulled wine give you a quick energy boost before your spectacular speedy descent. Some of these sledging routes are up to 4km long so you really get your walks worth!
If you prefer a calmer more tranquil way to enjoy the snow then test out your architectural skills on an igloo building course. Don your snow shoes and head out into the backcountry to find the best snow and then get to grips with this ancient shelter building skill. Alternatively, why not learn some true backcountry skills on a Mountain skills day. You will learn about the snowpack, how to build a variety of emergency shelters, how to avoid avalanches and how to react if you get caught out. Using transceivers, probe, ice axes and shovels in a safe and secure environment with experienced mountaineers you will soon feel like Mont Blanc is within reach.
For those who enjoy a good walk in the hills but want to experience a winter version, snow-shoeing is a great way to get around the mountains. Gone are the days of tennis rackets tied to your feet! These lightweight plastic shoes are strapped onto your walking boots and aided by poles, away you go.
All of these non skiing snow based activities are available with My Peak Potential in the Bavarian Alps, Southern Germany. With accommodation provided at their stylish Alpine Lodge the Carnegie Alpenrose Prices start at €50.00 per person per night for full-board accommodation. For more information and to discuss a package please call us on +49(0)8321 788 4854 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org