Ski Weekend

go to link 07.02.2012

source site Well, I had watched hangover 1 & 2 - but what was I to expect from a ski w/e? Six lads, hell bent on a bit of fun, for a long weekend?....... and some skiing......... But we were no longer young and no longer single - so we had our limits to adhere to.

A hard week at the office finishing late Thursday. Guy had an uncle with a chalet in St Moritz - not available - but the Soldanella hotel could fit us in - well done Urs.

watch Just needed to get there. So we thought we might go upper class and see if we could fly direct - yup, by private plane. A little extravagant maybe but with a 5 minute taxi journey from the airport (Samedan) to the town centre, skiing and the Cresta - what more could we ask for.

Fortunately I'm CEO at a private jet company….. unfortunately we all have to pay full price for using any aircraft!  However at GBP 7,500 for an LEA plane – it’s not bad split 6 ways. We arrived at the airport at 06.30 and were airborne at 07.00 UK time. A little champagne en route made the 2 hour flight time quite comfortable and we were in a taxi for St Moritz and at the hotel by 10.30 local time! Now, scheduled, we would still have been standing in a security queue at Heathrow or Gatwick.

We hit the slopes at 11.15 - followed by lunch at Fuorcla Surlej (a spectacular view - one of the best I've seen).  An energetic ski followed - near perfect conditions - the ski legs came back quite quickly even for Geoffrey who had had a bad accident on the Cresta the year before. The day finished early with beer at the Palace and an early supper.

http://www.dastu.polimi.it/?CAMS=web-cam-for-teens Early to bed so we were early to rise for the Cresta ……. now that's a separate tale in itself.

We hit the King's night club after another fabulous day's ski and tucked up in bed rather late. 

click here Sunday saw us with a rather jaded crew on the hangover ski run day - not on best form - we broke for lunch (El Paradiso ) - rested for a couple of hours and made our 10 minute taxi journey back to the airport - airborne 30 minutes later and slept all the way back.

We were 7.5 thousand lighter - but hey! We had 2 and a bit day’s skiing, Cresta run, night club and most of all a break that felt like a week without all the hassle of air travel.

Was it worth it - you bet - will I do it again? Absolutely!

Patrick Margetson-Rushmore

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