Wednesday, January 12, 2011
On Friday I will arrive in Lake Tahoe. On Saturday I will be skiing. I am going skiing with the same group that I went with last year. Last year I remember being nervous because I only knew one other person that was going. But I feel just as nervous, if not more so, this year. I am trying to figure out why. I know I am the least skilled skier of all those going, but now I actually know everyone going. Last year it didn't seem so intimidating because I didn't actually know how good everyone was at skiing. I know once I get there and get my skis, go down that first run, and eventually wipe out (it's bound to happen), I will feel a lot better.
I do know that if I ever have kids I will be teaching them how to ski when they are young. Do you ski? If you do ski, where?
Come Saturday I will be wearing this jacket and attempting to hit the slopes in Lake Tahoe.
And just for kicks, this is the video I took in Big Sky last year, when I was pretty much the only person on the "green run":
Sunday, January 09, 2011
In less than a week I leave for a ski trip in Tahoe. I am excited, but also a little nervous. Most of the people going are really good skiers. Really good. And I can manage. So this year I am taking a day long lesson. I looked at the lesson info on the site and there is a scale from 1-9 to find your ski level. I looked at the levels and I would say I am a 5.