Friday, February 22, 2008

Ski the Beav!


One of the things that Warren has missed the MOST these past years living away from the mountains has been the lack of skiing. He lived in Park City when he was younger (his dad was Superintendent of schools there), and he grew up skiing a ton. Over the past 10 years, Warren has only been skiing a handful of times, and he has missed it! Last weekend Warren took Will skiing for Will's first time. Will did awesome! He is a kid who was made for speed. Beaver Mountain has a great first time learn to ski program. For only $50, your child gets a lift ticket, ski rental, and 2 hour group lesson. Will came home exhausted and excited - he said he loved skiing! I, personally, want all my boys to love to ski with their dad. I look forward to quietly shopping in a cozy mall while the rest of my family are out freezing their noses off and breaking their legs. I like the idea of me skiing, but everyone else always looks WAY cooler than I ever do while I'm flailing down the mountain on two skinny, slippery sticks! Just so you don't think I'm a party-pooper, I'm also not opposed to sipping hot chocolate and reading a great book while hanging out by the fire in the ski lodge - see, I participate in family activities!

Anyhow, here are some pictures of Will's day (he is in the orange coat).

Learning to get back up after you fall is an important skill (in my experience, the MOST important skill!)



Here he is just skiing down!



In this one, it looks like Will is hanging onto the rope tow, but he is actually cruising down the mountain. If you look, you can see the kid who is getting yanked up the rope tow!

5 comments:

Carl and April said...

I am with you on that. In our ten years of marriage I have tried several times to share in Carls love of skiing (actually he snowboards) and I really cannot get into the idea of spending money to be cold, wet and in pain most of the day. Next time I am sipping the hot chocolate in the lounge, or better yet taking the money I would have spent and going to the spa for the day.

Jessie said...

That rocks! Yeah, I should have learned to ski when I was a kid and had no fear. It would have been something I'm good at by now. But since I didn't learn in the strong and fearless days, it's something I'd rather sit out. Totally agree with you there.
Will looks amazing! I hope my boys get to learn with their grandparents (isn't that pathetic, my parents are both great skiiers).

Karen said...

awww How fun! I remember my first time skiing, I was about Will's age. My ski instructor stepped on my ski and broke it. He didn't replace it, he just sent me to the Lodge to wait for my Dad! =0( I am glad Will had a better time. He lookes so cute in his ski gear!

Brian said...

I love Beaver Mountain. I have so many fond memories of that ski resort (as well as one memory of being brought down the mountain in a tobaggan that led to my first trip to Logan (the hospital to be exact)).

Katie said...

Think how much family bonding (read 'shopping') we could do if we got our families together for a skiing trip! Mmm...hot cocoa, tired kids...