The complex bus system in the Zillertal valley has proven to have quite a learning curve so far, even for my German wife! But despite some setbacks again this morning, we finally made it to the Zillertal Arena - another gigantic ski area down the valley. The ski area is stretched out in a long line, up and over numerous peaks and valleys, and it took us 2.5 hours just to ski a direct route from one end to the other.
Our experience here was almost the opposite of our time yesterday (at least as far as a decent day of skiing goes). Even on a weekday this place was a madhouse, and since everybody is packed on the same one or two runs that connect each lift it felt more like pinball than skiing. That said, the far side above the village of Königsleiten is a great part of the mountain that looks like it would be a blast on a powder day. The highlight of the day was our lunch break with my first Käsespätzle and Claudia's first Kaiserschmarrn of our trip! Yum.