Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ski Trip

Every year the local elementary school will take their 6th graders up to Pomerelle Ski Resort for a ski trip. Last year, the school districted moved 9th graders up into the high school and moved 6th graders up into the middle school. Therefore, there were no longer 6th graders to take on a ski trip, SO, they decided to allow the 5th graders to go this year. How cool was that, Savanna, being a 5th grader, was able to go up to Pomerelle for the new 5th graders ski day. Savanna was so excited.

This was Savanna's very first time skiing. She really wasn't sure what to expect. Before we went, I made it clear that this was not going to be easy and it may even be a little scary. I told her that she needed to be brave and that she couldn't give up.

I took a vacation day off of work to go up with her and help her learn the do's and don't's of skiing.

As you can tell from the video, Savanna picked up the skills of skiing very quickly. Quicker than I thought she would. She was also very brave. She was very apprehensive about going on the big ski lift and down the big hill but she gathered the courage and did it.

The following video shows our time at Pomerelle. The sun was shining, there was no wind and the snow was just right. We had a great day.

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analee hirschi said...

WOW she is awesome!!!! I am very impressed with her ski skills and your videoing skills, while skiing!!!

Susan said...

That was so fun to watch you and Savanna!!! I'm totally amazed that she did so well on her first trip. She's going to be our Olympic skier. She really had great control and it just tickled me so see her zoom down that big hill. I'm so glad you were able to do this together. What fun. I'm so glad you take the video. It make me feel I'm there with you and I just love it!

Tiffany said...

Man she skiis like a pro. She didn't look clumsy or goofy at all. I've been skiing lots and I don't look that good. And what is up with your amazing videoing and skiing skills. I could never video like that AND be skiing down a hill. So it has been awhile since I've been skiing but is that how ski lifts are these days? No more chairs? Huh?