Snowboarding in Italian Alps
We chose to go snowboarding to Italian Alps this spring due to the fact that it’s so cheeeeap there. For example compared to Switzerland the prices are ridiculous – in a good way! Everything from accommodation to ski passes, food and after ski drinks are well marked. This was my second time snowboarding in Italy – but in a different spot. This time the place was called Ponte di Legno, 4 hours from Milano by train or bus. It was a great spot because it was laying just by the slopes.
When snowboarding this late in the end of the season the downside is that the slopes are so soft and challenging. Legs need to work some extra when bouncing on the slush. It was very rough at the beginning but then feet got used to it and started the co-operation. The snow was much better on the top of the mountain. However the weather was much colder, windy and cloudy there. This time we learned that the next trip is better off to do a bit earlier, but still need to skip the worst mass tourism season. The next trip will also be a week’s trip for sure – so that it is good to enjoy riding some hours per day rather than pushing it to the limit. Besides the actual hobby I really love the setting in the Alps – it is nice to have snow and sunshine at the same time!
Before going to the North we visited in Milan for he first time. The weather was awesome hot spring, 23 degrees. Some people say Milan is not too nice but I liked the city (well which place I wouldn’t like). We were just walking around and popping by in different outlet and vintage stores – but I bought nothing! In my opinion they had kind of fucked up fashion in many of the outlet stores by having high prices still but expensive stuff in messy piles. I also went to a vintage store where Kate Moss goes. It was neat but so expensive. Just when I was praising Alps, Milan can be quite upscale. In general, Italy is very interesting when there is so many contrasts: The fancy people in Milan and the tough ones in Napoli, those snowy mountains up north and summery beaches down south. That is only one reason why it is probably my favorite country in Europe. But just a single one. I got this thing with Italy and that’s why I go there quite often. The next Italian trip I’m dreaming about is either a roadtrip in Sicily or an Italian job to Napoli!
I shot more pics in Milan: