Postcard from Pohorje, Slovenia

Mensa Ski Weekend in Pohorje Village, Slovenia

by Anni Saloranta, Mensa Switzerland
This month, I had the pleasure of joining the Mensa Ski Weekend in Pohorje Village, Slovenia. The weather was not very promising on Thursday evening when it was raining and the ground was still snowless, but apparently the organising team did some magic overnight and on Friday morning, like ordered, there was a perfect 20cm layer of powder snow covering the Pohorje hills for Mensans to enjoy skiing in the sunny and crisp weather.
The event is not only for skiing enthusiasts, but activities are organised for non-skiing people, like me, as well. I had the pleasure to join the survival workshops for fire making, orienteering, and adaptation to cold environments. There were walking trails and art activities, and reiki for early birds. The venue had a pool and sauna for relaxing.
Saturday the Pležuh Competition took place, which is a downhill race with one-ski sledges. It was great fun and I had the luck of winning the competition of fastest run for women. 🙂 The local journalists visited the competition and wrote a short article about the Ski Weekend to the local newspaper.
In the evenings, Ice Breaker and Casino Royale theme nights kept Mensa members entertained, and on Sunday the last members on the venue had a late farewell lunch at a local restaurant, where the food was fabulous and it was plenty.
The event was very well organised and it reached the record number of attendees with 89 members from 19 countries from all over the world. Thank you to the organisers for making this event such an enjoyable experience for us!

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