Snowshoes odyssey (not) at Vall de Nuria

Snowshoes at Vall de Nuria - The cat, you and us

Hello there! How was your weekend? Did you watch the Oscars on Sunday? I tried to, with slim conviction though because the ceremony starts what for us is 2:30 in the middle of the night and I was awake only a partial part of the red carpet. Do you have a favorite dress? I don’t have a big clear one, but it would be between Emma Stone, Cate Blanchett, Dakota Johnson and Keira Knightley. A good new about it is that I won our (last minute) Oscars 2015 contest with Dani choosing Birdman as the best movie (I knew Juno is the perfect guessing weapon) and the price is a wonderful Sukiyaki soup dinner – yay! – I’ll keep you informed!

We are starting this week posts with our pictures from Vall de Nuria. We took a day off to go to the mountains since we thought the snow could be the best remedy to this February blues. Vall de Nuria is a ski resort 3 hours away from Barcelona, which is quite fun to get to because the last part of your trip is in a cog railway. I don’t like heights so a cog railway is the most similar thing to a theme park attraction in real life for me.

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Our (short) plan for the day was to rent snowshoes and go for a casual photographic walk. It was the first time for us walking in snowshoes and going for a walk around Nuria, so we headed to the Information Center to ask for an appropriate one. I guess our clothes & camera were not enough hint for the officer and he got us on road to Noucreus, the steepest trail of them all.

It would not be a big surprise to learn that we were not prepared for that sporty turn of events. After falling several times, without feeling my butt anymore – out of the cold ice, my tights were definitely not snow-proved – and even dropping the camera in the snow (now picture Dani panic face here) we decided that it was time to go back to the ski resort restaurant for a deserved lunch and to call the snowshoes adventure off, ha!

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During the afternoon we took some pictures around the ski station main area which felt like a bliss after the “storm”, we’ll share them in a following post, I think they suit much better our relaxed selves than the ones here!

Have you ever walked in snowshoes? On our return we learnt that it’s not easy when in so sloppy, glad to know! we don’t feel that clumsy anymore.

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  1. Megan ADDS...

    Despite living in Canada, I’ve never actually gone snowshoeing. But I would like to try it sometime!

    24th February 2015
    • We reply...

      Is it common in Canada to snowshoe? For the first time make sure to find a straight path nothing sloppy! ;) but then I’m sure you’re much more graceful with snow than we are! :)

  2. Lucila ADDS...

    La propera vegada que volgueu anar a Núria us deixarem uns pantalons waterproof… :P

    24th February 2015
    • We reply...

      Jajajaja, sí sembla que m’haguéssin anat bé :) Com que la idea al meu cap era que seria caminar planet i fàcil no esperava topar amb el cul a terra ;)

  3. Jane Y. ADDS...

    oh my gosh! how fun! i have never walked in snowshoes but it sounds fun especially going on a photo walk with them on :)

    25th February 2015
    • We reply...

      :) make sure to avoid sloppy trails with your camera, we were soo scared when it fell, luckily the heater in the restaurant got the poor camera back in shape!

  4. petra ADDS...

    I’m impressed. so far I have successfully avoided snow this winter :) as to the oscars. I didn’t even know they were happening until everyone started talking about them the day after. so no, I didn’t watch them :)

    25th February 2015
    • We reply...

      So fun that we were searching for the snow instead :) I can see you’re not a big Oscars aficionado ;) I don’t take it seriously but I have fun learning who wins the day after, printing our ballots and trying to watch it but always falling sleep.

  5. Fiona ADDS...

    lol, these photos are so funny! We’ve had slow internet for far too long, so I’ve been looking forward to coming back and checking out your photos, all of them, not just the two it would let me load :( Despite the slightly inappropriate fashion choice for steep cold mountain exploring, the red and green is super cute against the white snow!

    Also I didn’t see the oscars but I love Emma Stone and her dress is so pretty!

    I look forward to your ski station pics!

    28th February 2015
    • We reply...

      Sorry about your slow internet connection, was it a temporary error for weather circumstances? Hahahahaha, you make me smile with the “inappropiate fashion choice” too true, but I was tempted by the green and red combo so couldn’t resist on wearing tights.

      The color on Emma’s dress reminded me so much about the lovely dress you gave me! :)

  6. Ice Pandora ADDS...

    Nuuuu you dropped the camerea -panic face too- :’)
    Snowshoes hiking reminds me abit of ‘langlaufen’ which
    is hiking on ski’s through the snow :P
    Anyway you guys looked having lots of fun you look
    really stylish Damaris ^_^ Xx

    6th March 2015
    • We reply...

      Thanks for joining our panic faces! :) Luckily the camera seems to be strong enough and survived the ice. ♥

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