We made use of the leap day of the year to hit the slopes and take Cole and Leah skiing for the first time in their lives!
We are staying up at Black Butte Ranch with the Rouses. It is near Sisters in central Oregon. Beautiful country just on the other side of the Cascade mountains and near the 3 Sister mountains of Faith, Hope and Charity.
We went skiing at Hoodoo Mountain about 20 minutes up into the hills from where we are staying. The day was really fun and great conditions for beginning skiing: warm, lots of snow and good grooming of the runs. The hill is a little lacking in really nice green runs and is not a large hill but it is nice to have a chair lift for the bunny hill.
We started the day on the bunny hill doing a quick run with the kids to warm up. The kids then did a 2 hour lesson that introduced them to the basics why the adults tried to remember how to ski.
It had been at least 8 year since Trisha and I had done some downhill skiing. Trisha's boots even had seed shells from the mice that lived in our garage in Minnesota!!
We did remember how to ski and I even tried hard to carve up some of the bumps on the face runs.
We all ended the day with slightly sun burnt faces, tired but excited about the successes and looking forward to future ski trips with family and friends.
Feed us the nachos and take us to the hot tub!
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