A few weeks ago we visited friends in the North Carolina mountains. While there we wanted to introduce the kids to skiing. I didn't get on skis for the first time until my 20's and I can easily recall how scary it was that first time. (In fact, I still experience a bit of trepidation because we tend to go years between each skiing trip.) Anyway, my husband and I both wanted to introduce our kids to it early on in hopes that they would not have such a steep learning curve and that they would be able to enjoy skiing as adults even more than us.
We went on the weekend after the first big snow in the area (which occurred very late in the season). This meant that it was very crowded and getting gear for all four of us was a major pain in the neck. We persevered and got out on the kiddie slope where I got over my fear and trepidation once again while Kelly helped the kids. Prior to this trip, at least seven years have passed since I was last on skis and I've only ever been skiing maybe 5 times. Therefore, my confidence level was pretty low. Kelly doesn't seem to have my confidence issues however and managed to get the kids up and down the kiddie slope a few times each - yay for daddy!
Here is a clip of Elisabeth giving it a go:
Jonah was motivated to get down the slope so he could ride the conveyer belt type lift back to the the top:
Here is a Jonah after getting off the lift:
We are actually back in the mountains as I write this with plans to go skiing tonight sans the kids. Let's hope it goes well.