OH LANDS!!!! I had this bright idea to take the girls skiing. I have been dying to take them since we found out we were moving here. There is a great place about 30 minutes from us that is great for kids. Some friends have recommended it to us. FINALLY we got enough snow to go and the girls are on their 2 week "ski break" from school so it was a perfect time!!! We borrowed a car and headed out of town this morning. We got there around 11 and figured out where to go to rent skis and all the gear. Oh that's where the fun began...making sure boots fit and skis were the right length. (Remember too that our language skills, although better than last year at this time, are not superior.) But we did it. We then walked over to the ski instruction area to ask about lessons for the girls. Unfortunately it was a 2.5 hour wait. So we just ventured to the small slope on our own. BAD IDEA!!! The worst part was getting on the darn lift. It was a round seat that you wrapped your legs around and it pulled you up. Neither girl would do it alone. So we had to figure out how to do it with a kid. We finally managed to do it. I was not the nicest mom or most patient during these times. :( But going down the slope was so great! Ella and Macie LOVED it. Next time we will definitely reserve a time for lessons before we get there. They will be skiing like the rest in no time.
Oh and the best part?!?! For the rentals of all our boots, skis, poles, helmets and 10 times down each the cost was only $50!!! It wasn't a 5 star place but it was a great place for our family who don't know how to ski well anyway.