Thursday, January 5, 2012

First Ski Trip!

On Christmas eve, I took AJ to Loveland for his first ski trip. I really had no idea what to expect. I wasn't sure if we'd get as far as getting his gear on, but once again, he totally surprised me. He did SO SO SO well! I was (and am) so incredibly proud of him! He was super brave and had a really fun time!

We walked into the rental shop and he was a very big boy- got fitted for his boots, got his skis, his helmet and we headed to the slopes! (Not really as easy as it sounds as there were many bags full of stuff just in case. For example- extra gloves and shirts, candy, cameras, hats, etc..)

I wasn't sure if we'd be able to get him on the chairlift or not- I really wanted to try, but I think it was a good idea not to push it the first time out. He was pretty good at getting his skis on and I was trying to teach him "pizza, french fries" - ski tips together and ski tips parallel. That didn't really work, but we'll continue with it. Once he learns how to find his balance on his skis while going down the mountain, things will get much easier. He had it a few times tho.

He had the best time when I had him ski between my legs. I had complete control of him and we got some good speed he loved it. I think, at 3 years old, that's the point :)

Thankfully, we couldn't have picked a better day to go up to the mountain. It wasn't too crowded and the weather was perfect! Spring skiing conditions in December.

Of course, there was a lot of hot chocolate to be had after this fun time.
Trying on his gear :)

Headed to the mountain


We fell... he was kind enough to try to help me up :)

Here are a few videos from our adventure :)