050 – Chats with Shana: Snow Trip and Snow Vocabulary!

Hi Everyone! This week’s episode is all about my family’s trip to the snow last week! In it, I share plenty of essential vocabulary words you’ll need to talk about the snow, skiing and snowboarding!

I highly recommend listening to this episode twice.

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  1. Hi Shana, I have listened to your podcast a few times now, and now it’s my turn to tell something about my experiences with snow.
    First of all, it has been ages since it snowed over here, at least this is how it feels to me. I haven’t seen any snow so far this winter. At this moment there is a storm going on in our country, and it’s so bad they have canceled some Carnaval processions because of the gusts of wind and rain. Only the one they organize in the city of Aalst is going to start in an hour or so. The one, now known in the world for the Jewish caricatures they showed last year. The Jewish community in Antwerp and even in Israel were not amused, so it seems. The procession has even lost its recognition as a cultural World Heritage Site because of this.
    Before going on a tangent, let’s get back to the snow. So I spend a vacation in the snow some 10 plus years ago in Winterberg, Germany.
    I was there with my wife and other members of the family, and I had planned to go cross- country skiing since I had done that a few years earlier in the Ardennes.
    I had my skis, poles, and I wore even a puffy jacket and a beanie, and gloves of course. So I was completely in style.
    Anyway, when push came to shove, I didn’t make much of it. I couldn’t keep myself standing on those skis. I couldn’t go up a slope which wasn’t steep at all. Other people did it though, but I guess they knew the ropes of it, and I didn’t.
    Even when I was sliding downwards, I almost landed in some kind of ditch at some point in time.
    So, as you can imagine, it didn’t interest me for long, and I eventually took my equipment back to my car and decided to go for a walk.
    Everyone else stayed on the slopes and I went into the woods.
    I followed paths though that were used by others skiers, just to make sure, that I would be able to find my way back.
    I had told my company that I would be back for the “aprés ski” event they had in mind for later that day.
    So, I got in places where the snow had not been trampled and was still fluffy, and I got near a lake that was partially frozen. It was really a fairytale-like surrounding I encountered there.
    Anyway, after some time, I eventually came back to the slope where I had left my company. We had that aprés ski event and at the end of the day, I could say that I had had some fun in my way, as the others had had theirs.


    1. PHENOMENAL WRITING AND PERFECT USE OF THE VOCAB!! Sorry for the caps, but that’s how I feel after reading good writing, especially with accurate use of expressions. Thank you for sharing your story. Cross-country skiing is a whole other ball game! At least with skiing a little gravity can help – as long as you can stay standing! On a positive note, at the end of the day you were able to go off on your own and try and make the most of it, which gave you this story to tell and also the memory of the lovely place you came across 🙂 I’ve heard wonderful things about festive after ski gatherings in the traditional chalets of Austria and southern Germany. I’d like to go there one day, although I get an inkling that most ski resorts cater to advanced skiers :0.

  2. Hey there! This is kind of off topic but I need some advice from an established blog.
    Is it very hard to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal
    but I can figure things out pretty quick.
    I’m thinking about setting up my own but I’m not sure where to start.
    Do you have any tips or suggestions? With thanks

    1. Hi there!

      Well it depends if you mean a podcast or just a blog with written content. If you’re setting up a podcast, I’d recommend watching Pat Flynn videos and reading articles he provides. If it’s creating a website, I’d check out WordPress blog templates or Wix templates that you like and then check reviews to see how easy they are to customize. If the template works with Elementor basically everything – posts, pages, etc. – can be drag and drop.

      Hope that helps!