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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday Ski...with Lindsay "Von" Teevens

Today I went skiing for the first time! I am marrying a former ski-racer and had never put on a ski boot in my life before today. The weather was beautiful and not too cold so Matt and I (mostly Matt) decided that today was the day for me to learn!

We went over to Mount Sunapee around 12:30 (about 25min away) and started there. We started off on the bunny slopes...mostly walking up and trying not to fall on the way down. Once I had mastered that (which, didn't take me too long...thank god, because I was skiing along with kids between the ages of 2-4) we started on another "more advanced" bunny hill that had a rope tow.

Matt then taught me, very patiently, how to maneuver around some cones that were spread out down the hill. I have to say, I was pretty proud of myself because I didn't fall once! Granted, I was skiing down with small children who are skiing between their parents legs, but bottom line: I didn't eat it and I didn't have a teary meltdown...unlike many small children on the hill...

After that we took a chair lift up to a trail...a real life trail! The chair lift was a little scary, but we met some nice people (who said they liked my boots!) and got off the lift with no problem. We also managed to get down the hill with no major falls (Sweet!).

Later we trekked over to the steeper side of the mountain and tried out two more trails. All I can say is that I am still in one piece, but took a few falls on the way down (one fall was a self-inflicted ass-over-tea-kettle fall after I realized I was on a one-way track to the woods), but all in all it was a fun time...and we are going again this week!

I also have to say that it was fantastic people watching, we saw a little bit of everything out there today...I even saw a man skiing in jeans...no lie...denim pants. (Which I learned are called "texas gortex"...I laughed so hard when I heard that, that I fell down again)...

Here is what I looked like earlier today...

and someday I hope to ski here: (NOT!)

1 comment:

  1. oh my god! that is hilarious! but i am so glad you finally got out there! xo