Sunday, January 13, 2013

Chasing Away the Winter Blues

I figure if you have to live with snow you might as well have fun in it...

 This is the kid that didn't want to get out of the car. He quickly gained courage and it was pretty funny to see  his little 4 1/2 year old frame flying down the hill.

 Good news: Boogie boards double as snow sleds in the winter!

Racing down the hill uncontrollably reminded me how much I like skiing.

Call me a mild thrill-seeker, I think skiing is right up there with horseback riding , waterskiing, boogie boarding and river rafting as some of the funnest things you can do in life.  I hadn't been sking in 17 years. So when we found out this ski resort had a free skiing on Thursdays in January, we had to go!!
 Eagle Point Resort.  We joined some friends for the event and my friend was able to give my girls some good pointers for their first time.
 Introducing the snowplow. I was really proud of Brynn for being able to stop in the middle of a hill.
 The girls took to skiing pretty well. By the end of the day they had graduated to the blue square runs. And as for me, well it was like riding a bike, except one without brakes.  It all came back and my calves are still sore!
 Chillin...                        After a few runs Brynn asked, "Can we do this every year?"

We started out with blue skies and ended the day with a blizzard. It's amazing the weather can change that fast! Well, good all-terrain learning experience for us--specifically, we learned to invest in some goggles.

What a blast! The girls have been begging to go back. We definitely will thanks to Free Thursdays at Eagle Point!!


Megan said...

I have not skied once since high school, but you missy have inspired me!

Sherie Christensen said...

It looks like everyone had a great time! I loved skiing the one time I got to try it (when I was 17). I'm hoping to try cross country again this year -- in a less hilly place than I went last time. Way to be a fun mom.