Sunday, March 7, 2010

Skiing in Sälen in the Swedish "mountains"

Last week I went skiing in the western part of Sweden close to the Norwegian border with part of my immediate family - my parents, my sister Carina and her family, my brother Daniel and his family and my brothers Joel and Paul with their girlfriends, and my other sister's two oldest children Ellen and Ivar - in all only 16 people including me. So just a small gathering. Weslie was invited too, but he didn't miss me enough to want to spend his spring break with me and my family. The price of the tickets might have had something to do with it too. A decent excuse, I suppose. Here are some pictures from the week.

The cool people. Janina, Joel and Paul getting ready for some fun.

First time I was downhill-skiing in 5 years. I have to say that I still possess great skill. Or something. At least I didn't break anything. I didn't even fall once. Unlike some other people...

Joel went straight for the trees. And liked it so much he almost stayed there.

Martin tried some tricks and almost broke his neck.

The kids also wanted to try. First time for them all.
Ellen, 7 years old.

Ivar, 6

Lukas, 3

Lots of snow, and nice sunny days, albeit a little cold. It was a great week, the only downside was that almost all of us got stomach flu. Weslie thinks someone is always sick in my family. I think he might be right. Maybe that's why he didn't want to come. Or maybe it's because he didn't want to try any more wintersports. It would have been fun to see him try downhill-skiing though - at least for the rest of us :).