Winter Weekends

January 9, 2010 at 8:26 pm

It’s certainly not rock climbing weather out there… what should we do??

Mark and I are going a little stir crazy right now, so we decided to splurge and go skiing last weekend. This is something we generally avoid because it is (1) expensive, (2) often cold and (3) I suck at it. I really do. I have been skiing four times in my life, and I still regularly freak out and fall, tumbling and rolling down the hill, on the easiest of greens.

But, it’s a good way to get out and enjoy a sunny day in the mountains, so with slightly warmer temperatures forecast, we left Saturday morning for Eldora Mountain Resort.

The day turned out to be beautiful, and I managed to convince Mark to stick around and coach me a little in the morning. By the end of the day, I still wasn’t making parallel turns, but at least I wasn’t face-into-the-snow on every turn either. And I had a whole lot of fun.

Mark had a great afternoon, and went home a little sunburnt and very happy. And nobody blew out a knee!