We’ve taken you skiing a couple of times. Your first attempt was just a few minutes in our backyard, sometime back in December. We strapped on your skis and let you walk around the yard a bit. You were perfectly content until I decided to pick you up and put you in the snow; you’d been walking on the bare concrete. That you did not like and that quickly put an end to your first ski adventure.
Your second ski adventure comprised of us taking you to the base area at Beaver Creek the weekend of your dad’s birthday, in January. It was a beautiful sunny day, and you had a blast. First we let you just walk around on the flat surface, getting used to having the skis on your feet. You did great, never falling or tangling your skis. You did do something curious, multiple times: you’d stop, lift your hands over your head, then bend your body in half and put your head and hands on the ground. You were trying to do somersaults! On skis! It was pretty awesome. Next your dad took you to a little hill, and skied down with you between his legs. You kept asking to do it again and again. You caught the ski bug!
This weekend was your latest skiing adventure. We took you to A-Basin, and hiked up the beginner run – Molly Hogan – with you. Your dad skied down with you between his legs. This was quite a long run for you, but you enjoyed it and kept asking for more, despite the frigid, cold temperatures. I got cold before you did, and soon we both headed in to warm up while your dad, nana and papa skied. I took videos of the event, and kept telling your dad someday they’ll be showing this when you’re a pro skier!