A Quick Taste of Tux in Austria’s Tirol

SkiTirol cows

You can sing until the cows come home…Unless you can’t. Or they don’t come home…

Sickness has slowed my writing this month, I’m sorry to say. But rather than leave you hanging in silence, I thought I’d cheer you up with a quick taste of Tirol. Drum roll please as I introduce the iPhone only snapshots of my time in the snow. Who could imagine when mobile phones first appeared that one day you’d be able to get pictures like this? (And for those of you too young to remember the arrival of mobile phones. Shh. Respect your sickly elders. I’m off to send a telegram, saddle up my horse and throw a few more logs on the fire…)

Soft white snow on ski slopes in Tirol

245km of ski slopes. Sickness struck before I tested them all…

Stained glass trout fishing in Tirol

Trout fishing. I didn’t do much of this…

Trout fishing statue

But I did find this chap at the Hotel Forelle…

Ski slopes Tirol

You can ski year round in the Hintertux region. Which is fancy.

Plate of kasespaetzle

Drown in mountain cheese with kasespaetzle (a kind of pasta served in a thick cheese sauce with crisp roast onions on top)

Green beans at Hotel Forelle Ski Tirol

And green beans come wrapped in bacon…

Bacon dumplings in soup

Clear soup with a spongy bacon dumpling. Delicious…

Strawberry in Hintertuz-Zillertal

Hang on. Is mountain food supposed to be this good?

Giant in ice

More about this guy later…He deserves a post of his own.

So there you are. A quick glimpse into a vast ski station with ridiculously good food and a secret underground giant I’ll tell you about later. Now there’s a sentence I never thought I’d write. Perhaps I’d better check my temperature again…

See you again soon!

Abi (2)

Disclosure: I travelled to Tirol as a guest of the Tirol and Tux tourist boards. I don’t think I can blame them for feeling ill though…As always, as ever, I was free to write about whatever I like.

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12 Responses to A Quick Taste of Tux in Austria’s Tirol

  1. Pigafe March 29, 2013 at 3:20 am #

    iPhone photos? I don’t believe it!
    The food looks delicious and snow mountains awesome.
    I can’t wait for the giant tale.


  2. Darlene Foster March 29, 2013 at 3:41 am #

    I love kasespaetzle! Hope you are feeling better soon.

    • Abi King April 20, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

      Thank you! Finally better :-)

  3. Hogga April 1, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    those cows are so cool

  4. Kirsten April 7, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

    That pasta drowning in cheese? YES. PLEASE. I have the fire going on high and a cup of tea and I am still cold. Somehow I think that would be just the thing to warm me right up!!

    Definitely looking forward to reading about this giant :)

    • Abi King April 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

      It is a TOASTY warm dish. Perfect for the snow. (And more on the giant soon!!)

  5. Gayla April 8, 2013 at 11:25 pm #

    Great photos! I’m not overly fond of kasespaetzle, but that photo makes it look really good. Get well soon!

    • Abi King April 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

      I loved the ‘drier’ type but some were a bit too gloppy for me.

  6. Pedro April 22, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    Great imagination through images . Every image is telling something with us . Great work

    • Abi May 14, 2013 at 3:26 pm #


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