Thursday, January 20, 2011

Skiing Weekend

We enjoyed the three day weekend with the kids by skiing despite the un-perfect weather. Maralee was brave enough to ride up lift 7 with Jay on Sunday. This is our Pastor Tree Cooper holding the Mountaintop Church service at the top of lift 7.

I think Maralee is the best at posing for a ski photo.

Here comes Savanna, gracefully and quickly skiing toward me with Garrett close behind.

She got a little close and I thought she was going to crash into me! But it did make for a cool photo.

Garrett went on by and sat down like snowboarders do.

"Sorry Mom!"

Maralee and Jay then followed. Maralee is doing great this year and is way braver than I am. She is doing the black diamond runs like Coonskin and Log Pile this year in Ski PE. I still stick to the blues.

Savanna and Garrett were behind us on lift 10. It was a strange day with a very sleety snow. At one point the snow became like solid white Dippin Dots. The most enjoyable thing about January is feeling like we have the whole ski area to ourselves, never a lift line during this month!

We stopped for lunch at La Pizzeria in Mountain Village, next door to La Piazza. After a couple of traditional Italian pizzas and their delicious gelato, we were ready to head out again!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Cross Country Skiing

While Jay's mom has been here visiting we decided to try cross country skiing. Barbara skied classic and Jay and I did skate skiing. I think we all did very well considering we didn't have any lessons! We spent the morning at the groomed trails around Town Park. The trail was even groomed over to lower Bear Creek Falls. Waterfalls are one of Barbara's favorite things!

After lunch we skied on the Valley Floor where the trail begins near our home. Overall it was a great experience and a lot of exercise. Now we are all interested in buying our own equipment. The office at Town Park rents out equipment for a very reasonable price, but it still would be nice to get our own so we could go anytime.