This winter has been crazy! We have had so much snow and such cold temperatures that everyone is going stir crazy. We decided to do something different to bust through the boredom AND try something totally new (inspired by the Olympics). We took the girls skiing/snowboarding yesterday. Everyone had a great time and did WAY better than I expected. Kevin and I ski-ed but we gave the girls the option of skiing or snowboarding. Norah and Lucy chose to snowboard and Daphne chose to ski.
If you have never been and are not an expert yourself, I would definitely recommend signing your kids up for a class. It was well worth it. The classes were 2 hours each – the girls learned so much more than if we had let them attempt to do anything on their own! However, if you are going on a weekend, try to sign up ahead of time. The classes fill up quickly!
Norah and Lucy took a snowboarding class at 10:30 and by the time we had everyone suited up and ready to go, it was about 10:30. They were done at 12:30 – had something to eat and then had the rest of the afternoon to snowboard. The 10:30 ski class for Daphne’s age group was full so we signed her up for a class at 1:30. In the end, this was probably best because she probably would have been tired/whiny for us by that time of day, but for someone else, she would be fine. She ski-ed with us for a couple of hours while Norah and Lucy were in their class. She had lunch and then went to her class. While Daphne was in her class, Norah and Lucy snowboarded with us (while we ski-ed). Timing wise, everything worked out great. The temperature was perfect – no one was really ever cold.
Olympics 2022, here we come!