Saturday, February 28, 2009

Our Last Day of Skiing

Today was our last day of skiing lessons.

We managed to get up and out of the house and were at the ski hill shortly after 9am. It figures that we’ve finally figured it all out and it’s the last day!! LOL

Anyway, it was an awesome day. In spite of brutally cold weather and a wind that froze my fingers inside my mittens, we all had a fantastic time. It is amazing to me how far both Meredith and Isobel have come in 8 short weeks. Both of them are more confident on the hill and can manage getting their skis on and off by themselves. They can handle whatever chairlift you throw them on. They can go down the hill without running into other people or cutting them off. That’s more than I can say for some of the adults learning to ski!!

Isobel, of course, is very interested in the snowboards and is already asking us about racing. She screams down the hill so fast, there were a couple of runs where Dave had a tough time catching up to her. But even though she’s going fast, she can stop when she needs to, is considerate of others and still does her turns. Meredith is her normal cautious self. She takes her time and gets to the bottom when she’s ready but she does it with terrific form and a great deal of control.

I think we’re all going to be lost next Saturday without our skiing, but I’m sure we’ll get out there at least once more before the snow leaves us.


Barbara said...

Well, they can certainly ski better than I can. I cna scream down the hill, but that's literally screaming, LOL!

Lyon said...

....Memories of Rabbit Hill when we lived in went screaming down the hill (considerately, of course), while I was told what wonderful control I had - and could I please let go of a little of it...