I've mentioned this before but one really nice thing about Sweden is how many breaks they have in the year! (Fall break, Christmas break, Sport break, Spring break, Easter break, and of course Summer break!) At the moment I'm on Sport break (Sportlov in Swedish) This is the break where almost all swedes go skiing! At the beginning of my exchange year I made plans with a classmate in my music class to go to Åre! Åre is the place to ski if you want to go skiing in Sweden. I had heard about it so I jumped at the chance when my friend Fedde told me they were going and I was invited. So I have had these plans for a while now and have been so excited!
I skiied once in a place called Romme and I thought I was pretty good for a beginnger but oh my.... I had no idea.
Åre is extremely difficult. Take into account that when I got here I had only skiied once before and this is the biggest mountain to ski on in Sweden! The first day I face planted into a side of a mountain and ended up with a very bloody, painful, large nose. Haha I laughed it off while sliding down the side of the mountain. The week is coming to an end and now I'm a lot better at skiing. Feddes mom is a ski teacher so that's a super plus. I now can stay incontrol and I can actually start to have fun while skiing. At the beginnging I was just trying not to fall. Other than the challenge of skiing I've been having a lot of fun with Fedde and his family. We're staying in a part of Åre called tegefjäll. They rented this really cozy cabin and Norea (feddes cousin), Fedde, and me already have inside jokes about the overly chill owner of the cabin who rented it out to us. Haha (tell ya later) Oh and I just deleted my facebook! Feels great! I need to focus more on my exchange and not facebook! Sadly I bet it will be back in a few weeks or so. we will see what happens! I don't have my camera cord to show you tons of pictures from Åre but fedde did take one of me on the mountain so I will leave you with this!