There is nothing like the smell, sounds and sights of nature to help you escape from your everyday routine. The wildlife and the beauty of the forest comforted our hearts with a pleasant impression. There is no TV in Klippitz Resort, but they promise you will find a better connection with the quiet of the mountains and then you become content, peaceful, tranquil and meditative. This is the place to be, a paradise in the mountains, just three hour by car from where I live and it was a magical pleasure to discover it and feel it so deeply for a couple of days. I am a business woman, with so many challenges, work to do, a kid to take to school, goals and routines, that it might happen, just for a while, that I lose myself. I really do. I have to add that I am more about tropical islands and bikinis than skiing and being cold, but this story is special and magical, and I have to tell it.
My daughter Sofia is now skiing, she started here and it was a very good excuse to come back. While I agree with Lorelai Gilmore on a lot of things, finding snow magical is definitely high up on the list. Although I can’t smell when the snow is coming like Lorelai, my obsession with snow is just as strong as hers. It gives me the possibility to be a better human being, to appreciate people that work and live in this environment, they wake up early in the morning, they have dry skin and lips, they look you directly in the eyes and never speak a lot. I came here with a PC that I didn’t want to use, a very nice book from Gabrielle Bernstein (The universe has your back) and my brand new Five minutes journal, so I could work on myself and write down twice a day things I am grateful for. I appreciate very much the silence of this place, the flawless of the snow, the smell of the wood and the heat inside. It was so hot that I wanted to open the window in the middle of the night and find a stunning black sky staring at me, with so many brilliant stars and an endless feeling of being just so small in front of this beauty. It was just me and Klippitz.
You can refuse the possibility that magic and God can co-exist, but there is something special and eternal in this place. The mountains amazed me, they put everything in the right place, they gave me cold while skiing and wind on my face, they let me meditate and just be silent, when there were no words to say, they embrace me and gave me hope, while I was asking the sky if the chosen path was good. And just as the sweeping views of the surrounding mountains took my breath away, I needed to pause for a moment and remember to breathe. After all, I was standing at 1550 meters above sea level and there was still a lot more to take in. What is it about snow that makes people regress to their childhood, casting aside any inhibitions and inciting a sense of play? In my country the snow has all melted now, and any memories of frolicking in winter landscapes have begun to fade away. I’m crossing my fingers for more snowfalls, but not holding my breath. Winter without snow feels grey, dull and miserable. Yes, there’s beauty in any weather, but it’s not quite the same as a landscape coated in white.
Once a beautiful bout of snow is added to the wintry mix, we often find our feelings of bitterness transform into ones of pure, unadulterated joy. It seems to wipe the slate of our world clean, rejuvenating our personal perspectives at the same time. Whether you choose to play in the snowfall or appreciate it through a frosty window, there’s no denying that the beautiful snowflakes make you pause and take notice of their arrival. “Snow brings change, newness and a fresh take on the world,” wrote psychologist and HuffPost blogger Sandi Mann. “Travel is disrupted, meetings are cancelled and schools close early. This change to the daily grind refreshes our jaded minds as we see the world, literally, in a different way. It makes us take a step back from the routine and take time for once, to smell the coffee (and build a snowman).” I just love the calm and stillness of this place. It is stuck in time, but yet so vibrant and alive. Even in our most stressful moments, a fresh snowfall maintains an almost supernatural power to calm us down — mind, body and soul. And I already know, I will be back.
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