Another First - Skiing

Posted by Roneil Icatar On 2/20/2010 09:51:00 PM

Our Winter Sports season continues with another first:  skiing.  Julianne has skied since she was a kid, but I’ve only gone a couple times.  Annalise has never gone skiing and was excited to give it a try.  We went to Bolton Valley with Julianne’s dad for a day of skiing.  (Isabella and Nathaniel stayed home with Grandma.)  We planned on getting Annalise into a kids group lesson to get her started and I would get a refresher lesson in a group.  This allowed the more experienced Julianne and her dad to get some runs on the more advanced trails.  Honestly, we didn’t know what to expect from Annalise.  She would either absolutely love it or she would get so frustrated that she would never want to ski again.  When we went to get her after her lessons, we were happy to hear that she did very well in her lessons and she was very excited to keep skiing.  At first, she wanted to show off her skills on the beginning hill and was hesitant to go on the ski lift to go on a higher hill, but after a while, she agreed to go up.  Again, she enjoyed herself so much going down the hill that she completely forgot about the beginner hill.  Then, we urged her to go on a higher hill, and although she was hesitant again, she agreed, and had an even better time!  At one point, she was so excited, that she asked when we would get to do the moguls (since she had just seen the women’s moguls event at the Olympics the night before!)  Luckily, Bolton also provides some night skiing as Annalise was not ready to go home.  All in all, we ended up skiing for several hours into the night, and by the time we got home, we were exhausted.  Annalise already can’t wait for the next time we go skiing.

Our next sport?  Curling!

Annalise tries on her ski boots for the first time

Annalise waits with the rest of the kids for her lesson

Annalise, Roneil, and Julianne at the top of the mountainWe enjoyed some night skiing!

2 Response to 'Another First - Skiing'

  1. E Said,'> February 25, 2010 at 7:24 AM

    I learned to ski at Bolton Valley!! Sounds like you all had fun...I haven't been up on my skis in (yikes!) probably 10 years! I wonder if it all would come right back to me.... I hope you all h ad a nice time in Vermont!!! ~E


  2. G'pa Said,'> March 28, 2010 at 10:00 PM

    Any videos of the rocket launch?


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