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Skiing with the kids!

Lilhowie83

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Over the last 4 years I have gotten back into skiing after taking several years off. It all started with my oldest daughter coming home from school one day saying she wanted to learn to ski. So I obliged her. I took her and got her going, then I took her older brother and taught him, he has now turned into the black sheep of the family and started snowboarding because that what all of his friends do. After those 2 were going good I taught the two younger boys and finally last year I taught my 5 year old daughter. Now in a year or to I can teach my 3 year old and all the kids will be skiing.

Last spring I broke down and bought season passes to our local ski area for the whole family, if we go 5 times they more than pay for themselves. It has worked out great because my kids have switched to a 4 day school week and I can usually take Fridays off of work with no problems.

Yesterday we hit the slopes for an amazing day of skiing. We have received 29 inches of snow in the last 48 hours, the sun was out and it was a beautiful 30 degrees. The ski area wasn't too busy, you never had to wait more than 5 minutes to get on the lift and the snow was perfect. I'm looking forward to a good long winter skiing with my kids.

Here is the whole crew minus my oldest son who had a wrestling tournament this weekend.
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I love looking at the surrounding scenery as I'm skiing and plan some of my summer outings.
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neffa3

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We started buying family passes at our small local hill as the family Christmas presents. Super fun skiing with my kids. My 10 year old daughter is only a couple years from beating me down the slopes, we topped out just under 40mph last night on one run
 

Lilhowie83

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We started buying family passes at our small local hill as the family Christmas presents. Super fun skiing with my kids. My 10 year old daughter is only a couple years from beating me down the slopes, we topped out just under 40mph last night on one run
That is a great idea for a Christmas present. I might have to start doing that too. It has amazed me how quick the kids have learned. Especially my 6 year old. She scares me sometimes because she is too young to be scared and she just points her skis down the hill and flys down some pretty steep runs.
 

neffa3

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That is a great idea for a Christmas present. I might have to start doing that too. It has amazed me how quick the kids have learned. Especially my 6 year old. She scares me sometimes because she is too young to be scared and she just points her skis down the hill and flys down some pretty steep runs.
Just wait till they start hitting jumps. Terrifying as a parent
 

wllm

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Just wait till they start hitting jumps. Terrifying as a parent
My dad did aerials when he was in high school and it freaked my grandmother out so much she would put articles of guys breaking their necks on his bed 😳
 
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