LiezenDecember 2, 2016 in Austria
On the journey to Liezen we passed lots of large wooden chalets and mountains that had strips of snow in places but were snow free in others. It was only after a while that we realised this was due to snow machines churning out piles of snow that were then shovelled onto the ski slopes by ploughs.
We entered Liezen through a corridor of large outlet stores lined with giant advertising billboards. The stopover was outside a sports centre and had enough room for three vans, although we were the only ones there. The narrow, straight road that ran adjacent to us was used for running and nordic walking and had a flat plain on the other side of it that led to a backdrop of mountains.
As darkness fell, the temperature dropped and the biting wind grew in strength. We spent a restless night as it buffeted the van, but were rewarded at just before dawn by the sight of pinky peach rays of light peeking over one hill, shining through the clouds and on to the snow powdered mountainside!Read more