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The road to the Foreign Service, redux

St. Johann in Tirol, Austria

St. Johann in Tirol, Austria, originally uploaded by TwoCrabs.

The Two Crabs are back from our third annual Alpine Ski Trip, this time to Austria (our last trips were to Selva Val Gardena, Italy and Meribel, France). St. Johann is, hands down, our favorite new resort. It's much more relaxed, laid back and cheaper than Meribel with a cute little car-free downtown zone. And the mountain? Wonderful! it might be boring for you hot-dog black diamond skiiers, but for us intermediates, it was paradise. According to one guidebook, St. Johann has the highest ski hut density of any resort in Europe. We spent the week just skiing from ski hut to ski hut, stopping for a pint or our new favorite Apres Ski drink: hot chocolate & Baileys. More photos posted on Flickr!