I went skiing for the first time in 15 yrs yesterday. It's not that I disliked skiing or couldn't do it, but I had decided that it was too expensive of a hobby for me to get into. Well, when you are dating a hot ski instructor for Deer Valley, there are definitely some perks-like free ski passes and private lessons!
Ben took me skiing Saturday and I had a blast! I could easily get hooked to that sport. Luckily I hadn't forgotten everything I learned up at Beaver Mtn bunny hill on our middle school's ski trips. I was able to do fairly well on all the beginner runs he took me on. I only fell 3 times. The last 2 were in the last 10 min. when my legs got tired and he took me through the kid's obstacle course. lol. Ben said he was actually very impressed with how I did. Hooray! It helps to have a very patient and considerate instructor around :) Maybe he'll even take me again sometime. I can't wait.
Things that impressed me:
-All the 3-5 yr olds just whizzing around on their skiis. For real! I couldn't believe it.
-Deer Valley resort is HUGE compared with the Beav... It was also very beautiful and the lifts didn't take forever.
-I actually ate turkey chili cheese fries (One of Ben's favorite skiing meal). Yeah. I know. Can you image? No offense, Ben...but I probably won't do that again. Although it did help me last easily through fast Sunday.
-Ben's dad (79 yrs old) came skiing with us most of the day. When I'm his age, I hope to be as active as he. Kudos to him.
-Ben can ski backwards! He can flip around just as easily as a person on ice skates. Very cool.
Note to self: Work on arm strength. After a day of skiing, my arms were the most sore of anything (from pushing myself around at the bottom by the lifts). I guess that means my legs aren't too wimpy!