Ski Day 2020 in Haus: Great slopes, great weather
The Alumni Club ski day in 2020 took us to Upper Styria again. Although this time we started from the Linz campus shortly after 06:15 am, we were a little faster on the mountain this year than last year. This was certainly due to the fact that this time we didn't go all the way to the Planai, but stopped at the foot of Hauser Kaibling.
There was still enough time for a refreshment in the bus - as well as a large supply of pastries, treats and hot coffee. Our participants* gratefully helped themselves, because the energy demand was considerable - after all, the weather forecast promised fantastic conditions. A forecast that turned out to be all too true.
Accordingly, we were very happy that we did not have to wait at the cash desk - because the ski passes were already handed out in the bus. So there was still some time left for one or the other group photo at the middle station, before the 30 participants* split up into smaller groups and set off on their way. While some immediately rushed down the slopes of Hauser Kaibling, others went straight on to the slopes of Planai and Hochwurzen.
Around half past ten the clouds had completely cleared away - and the sun bathed the slopes in bright light. The deckchairs on the huts invited the hungry hobby sportsmen and women* to stop for a bite to eat - and after eating Bernese sausages, cheese noodles and the like, they started the second half of the day with renewed energy. So from 3:30 pm on, the alumni gradually swayed back down in the valley and had a farewell drink or two in the Alm Arena or a beer in front of the bus.
Since the snack supplies were generously calculated, no wishes were left open in terms of supply on the return journey. While some participants* in the front part of the bus slept blissfully after having eaten their dinner, others in the back part of the bus provided for a good mood until they arrived in Linz. A random survey among the participants* revealed that they were very satisfied with the excursion - and are already looking forward to being back in 2021!