We were slightly concerned as we drove through Abbotsford and the kids asked, ‘how much longer?’ and ‘are we closer to home or closer to Big White?’. But the drive was fine, though snowy, and we managed to make it up with only 1 stop (plus a half stop to play a quick round of Simon Says in the the last hour as the kids started to get antsy!).
|view from the top of the bullet express
Aves got on skis for the first time in January. This trip was her third (and fourth) time on skis. After her lesson on the second day, her instructor told us she was ready for the chair lift. Aves was up for it, so near the end of that day, Bri took her on her first chair lift. She’s amazing! She can ski quite confidently down the beginner green runs. She seems pretty casual and comfortable as she talks her way down the run, even when she falls! Unfortunately, we have no movies of her skiing on this trip because she spent most of her ski time in lessons. I’m sure we will catch her on film soon!
|kids in snow
|this seems like a good idea
|this still seems like a good idea
|hmmm...this may be going sideways a bit
|possibly not a good idea
|no, that was definitely a good idea!
We also had good, quality time catching up with friends. It was a nice mix of spending family time on the mountain coupled with ‘grown-up’ time with friends in the evenings (with the backdrop of the Olympics as a bonus!).