Woohoo! All my life, I've always wanted to experience snow and to see snowflakes with my very own eyes.
This trip to Mount Buller has made my childhood dream a reality *bigwidegrin*
Remember the earlier blogpost about this roadtrip on Day #1? I was still up the snow-mountain then.
But now I'm back!
Say hello to the new Snowboarder in town!
Oh and I forgot to mention in the previous post – there were names for every corner up the mountain.
The one called 'Unnamed Corner' made Kayla and I laugh. 'Dump In Corner' made me giggle too
But this corner made me semi-freak out
We arrived after 5 hours. I was awed by the cosy Tyrolean vibe that this hotel boasted the moment I laid eyes on it.
Staying in a lovely place on the Victorian Alps for the weekend? I could get used to this 🙂
Here I stand, at the two-time champion award-winning Hotel Pension Grimus!!
I soon realized that we will be spending the weekend in one of Australia's leading Ski-Resort hotel
Buddy Kayla and I just before check-in
The moment we entered the hotel lobby, we were greeted by its warm, cosy atmosphere and a friendly receptionist at the front desk. Whilst the rest were busy talking to the receptionist and getting keys to our rooms, I took to snapping photos of the hotel interior straight away.
It made me feel right at home
A ski-hotel with a modern concept yet retaining the traditional cabin/lodge features
Coat hanger to place our thick, snow jackets and overcoats
We were ushered to our respective rooms 🙂
My eyes widened with delight as we entered the room. It was beautifully furnished, spacious and brightly-lit.
The refrigerator was well stocked with lotsa goodies too!
Pretty, ain't it?
Ssssooo cosy and screaming to be snuggled in under the covers!
After enthusing over the room, having a hot bubble bath in our jacuzzi and taking a well-deserved rest, we decided to dine at the hotel's fine-dining restaurant just downstairs, called Kaptan's Restaurant.
Camwhoring while waiting for my missur to be ready
And off we went to Kaptan's Restaurant! We'd best be off; I'm starving!
I love its wooden concept + heaps of photo frames on the walls!
Chilling nearby Herbie's Cocktail Bar while waiting to be seated.
There was a fireplace beside our table. Squeee! (But it wasn't fired up, unfotunately.. but STILL)
It was not until we sat down & gave the waiter our orders that we realized…..
it was a FINE DINING restaurant.
…… Blimey. We were severely under-dressed Aaaargghh.
Major fashion faux pas, if you ask me. Hey, in our defence, we were on holiday and dressed for comfort! (Okay fine. To be honest, we didn't research what kind of restaurant we were dining in first)
To make things even more awkward, the tables around us were filled with guests dressed to the nines talking about their high-flying careers, investments and their shares (as though trying to upstage each other!) while we were having our meals enjoying each other's company giggling about the fun day we had and inside jokes without a care in the world.
Anyway, here are our choice of meals from the dinner menu
Potato & Leek Soup served in a shot glass
Tempura Soft Shell Crab with Watermelon, Persian Feta Salad & Sesame Dukkah
Whole Buxton Trout with Beetroot, Almond Cream, Zucchini Flower & Pepper Crisp
Organic Corn Fed Chicken Breast on Sweet Corn Puree, Leek Fondue & Austrian Cheese Tortellini
The food was exquisite, without a doubt. We enjoyed the shotglass soup and my chicken was really tasty. Kon couldn't stop gushing over his crab The fish was tender but we were in for a surprise when we found out how wicked its bones are –
I've had heaps of different fish before but never trout.
Its bones could put a porcupine to shame anytime!
After dinner, le boyfie got me into Sudoku (yes, I have never played before).
To be honest, I know all the rules and HOW to play it but, I just couldn't be bothered to play one for myself.
Oh and… don't you think this photo below has the potential to be a movie poster?
Well, you'll see. Challenge accepted.
The very next morning, we were awaken by 2 trays of hot breakfast in bed by Pension Grimus.
Talk about top notch service! :) Everything was so delicious too.
I especially loved my mushrooms, hash browns, buttered croissants and scrambled eggs!
OMG AND PEACHES!
Hotel Pension Grimus provided rental for ski & snowboarding equipment too
After breakfast and some snoozingcanoozling, t'was time to head out to the snow.
..Head out to the snow.
OHMYGOODNESS. Finally. Real snow.
My first touch of snow (albeit through the snow gloves)
The staff at the ski hire made me a very happy girl.
Gave me a red snowboard to use for the day which matched the red gloves Greg lent me 😀
oohmy. le snow!
I'd bask all day in the snow if I could
To me, snowballs aren't as easy to make as it seems.
Mine kept getting lopsided and misshapen! Such noob skills.
Well, this one wasn't too bad if I do say so myself! 😀 😀
My snowboard and I
Le boyfie and I just before our snowboarding sesh!
behold Master Greg's 3 students in snowboarding
Fell over like, 50 million times
We got separated at one point while snowboarding and when we finally found each other, we decided to snowboard down the mountain while holding hands. But we gave up as we kept falling over and overshotting each other not to be able to begin at the same spot together!
Downdowndown the run
Practice makes perfect. I'm now taking a break after all that snowboarding!
Cold, gloomy weather
Group shot after we all managed to find each other at the foot of the run!
Kon & I 🙂 Kayla & Greg
As I was so keen on actually playing/being silly in the snow, leboyfie decided to bring me to the snowplay area.
Hey! I missed that out during my childhood, what better time than now to make up for it?
Do you remember how I was obsessing over the snow and the 3 main things I MUST DO?
1. Make a snow man
2. Make a snow angel
3. Throw a snowball at someone
NUMBER ONE – check!
NUMBER TWO – check!
NUMBER THREE – check!
No surprises on who my victim is 😛 Poor Kon got snowballed over and over again.
He had his fair share of snowballing me down too. Snowfight FTW
We took approximately half an hour to build our snowman
our "illuminati snowman" as a random guy claimed it to be LOLOL
I was very proud of our snowman. And he's not JUST an ordinary snowman, okay?
He's a celebrity; received lots of attention from everyone and all wanted to take photos with our snowman.
Our snowman sure got heaps of loving from me
He's a cool three-tiered snowman who wears sunglasses & likes snowboarding!
We went to bed early that night as we were exhausted from all the snowboarding & our day out!
I was determined not to spend some $AUD80 (which is RM240 in my currency!) *regurgitates blood* for a lift pass, so I hiked up the hill each time I finished snowboarding down the run. It was insane.
Short VLOG of snowplay! 😀
Fancy climbing up a snowhill being resisted by snow and carrying heavy gear. Gofightwin!
Buffet breakfast in Kaptan's Restaurant the next morning 🙂
Very happy how the hotel provided us free wifi. TOTAL PLUS POINT! Our last day was spent rather chillaxed.
We also decided not to snowboard again today (our bodies were aching!) but spent it leisurely and in the spa!
We had our own private spa & sauna
It was awesome! Best to unwind in the hot bubbly spa and sweat everything out in the 50°C sauna.
So relaxing till I almost fell asleep
After spa & sauna. Okay, time to head out in the cold again!
Had lunch and prepared to go home.
What can I say? One of the BEST WEEKENDS I've ever had in a while.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!!!