The little girl was tired by this time. She had been in her skis for over an hour, and that’s a long time for a 3 year old.
Ammon’s longest and best run:
Carter had been bored, taken off his skis, and chilled out for a while as we watched Ammon. I knew he needed the challenge because Carter was WAY OVER the little, tee-tiny, kiddie practice area. When he saw Ammon having having fun, he put his skis back on, listened to Instructor Jenny, and skied down the slope!
Carter’s longest and best run:
Ammon and Carter did great, and they are ready to snow ski again this coming fall.
The place is Dercum Mountain, 11,640 ft. above sea level in Keystone, Colorado. There is a Snow Fort, and we all enjoyed it!
No one in our immediate family skis!
I wanted the family (Sean, Carter,Ammon, and me) to begin some winter activities that we could enjoy and share together for years to come.
Sean and I had tried to ski in 2005 with a group lesson in Breckenridge, Colorado. It didn’t work. However, I knew I wanted to try to ski again with a private instructor. It was fantastic.
Our instructor was a 23 year old professional skier named Jenny Lucas. She loves children, and it showed. Carter and Ammon skied a lot for her on Monday. Jenny said Carter’s best attribute was his sense of balance, and that Ammon’s best attribute was her willingness as a “go getter”. They both skied and skied in their learning area. At the end of the day, we felt that they would do better and better as the week went on.
The “Snow Angels” LOL
We had a safe and eventful week in Keystone, Colorado. I plan to write more in the days ahead, but this photo seems to epitomize the trip: Happy children enjoying the snow and winter sports. Everyone have a great Sunday.