We finally got the kids up to the ski hill. This plan has been in the works all season, but was altered due to Stephan's achilles surgery. So today we decided to go for it, the weather was warm & sunny, and Stephan felt his foot could handle it. The initial reaction was not what we had hoped for. So after we rented their equipment, got them all geared up & headed to the "magic carpet" I was in a dead sweat (as I completely over dressed). Once I took my jacket off, got them on the magic carpet, and down the hill for their first run everyone's tune changed. Ravenna & Hudson both had a ball & really enjoyed it. We even went back out after lunch & they both got better & more comfortable. Everyone took some tumbles which was good so they learned it doesn't hurt. Ravenna would get to the top & say "hit it"! So cute! Hudson was able to maneuver the skis a little better & really did well. Whitefish Mountain Resort closes early April so we will probably have to wait till next year. We are so thrilled for their first time though, they liked it & that's all we can ask for.Got our lift tickets & gear....all set!
Ravenna on her second run.
Heading up the "magic carpet".
First snow ski for the monkeys. March 21, 2009!