We spent the last October weekend in Soelden, Austria, where the first alpine skiing races of the season took place. Apart from watching the races on Saturday and Sunday, we also did some skiing on the glacier. It was a fabulous weekend, with excellent weather and great skiing!
We went testing some ski equipment in mid October. Mölltal glacier in Austria is one of the few ski slopes where there's snow all year round, and it's only a two-hour drive away from Mengeš. The weather was a bit fickle and at times it was difficult to ski due to diffused light. We were thrilled anyway as the ski plate we were testing proved to be excellent and a big improvement over the others.
A few members of our photo club decided to go on a hike to the mountains to capture some of the fall colors. Snow at higher altitudes prevented us from going to Slemenova špica, but in the end we had a fantastic time around Mt. Soriška planina. We climbed a few hills and explored the remains of bunkers and trenches from WWI, all the while being fascinated by the rapidly changing weather. From sun and blue skies to dark clouds and snow in a matter of ten minutes! As a conclusion to a perfect photo outing we stopped at Lake Bohinj.