Thursday, January 23, 2014

Gorgeous Day for Skiing

One of the most awesome benefits Wingnut has from his employer is drastically discounted season passes at Snow Basin Resort. Which is only about 15 minutes from our house.  Last year Wingnut, Skoshi A, Special K and Wingnut Jr. took up skiing.  They hit the slopes about 2 to 3 times a week during the season.  Enough for me to call skiing "homeschool PE".

It was a lovely day yesterday and Wingnut invited Lil' Lamb and me up to watch how our skiers have progressed and to enjoy a nice lunch in the lodge.

Lil' Lamb was so excited to see the skiing and waited patiently for his siblings to come down the mountain.

Here they come, led by Special K.

Before our homeschool year began, I offered to allow Skoshi A to go to the local high school.  She didn't hesitate to decline.  Being tied to a conventional high school schedule would really cut into her skiing time.  Smart girl!

Wingnut Jr. asks to go skiing almost every day.

Looking like a pro.

After lunch, Wingnut took Lil' Lamb up the mountain on the gondola.  They stopped and got a cookie at the mountain lodge before coming back down.  Lil' Lamb is convinced he was on an airplane.

Skiers in action

Ski buddies

Lil' Lamb had his first ski lesson.  It was the highlight of his day.

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Natalie said...

Looks like so much fun! I went skiing once and will never again. I prefer to just watch the more athletic people and stay warm.

Tonya said...

Love it! I so want to come visit you!!!

Our Family said...

A natural!