Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Ski Trip

Well, you've probably guessed by the title that we went skiing.  We drove up to Leadville Sunday after the morning service, had pizza that night, and we all had a restless night.  Whether it was from being so exited about skiing the next day or the hotel beds were just not like our own beds at home, I guess we can't really know.

Ski Cooper is where we went skiing, and we got there at 8 a.m.  We were the first ones on the slopes and just about the only ones for a half hour or so, which was really nice not having to worry about running into anyone.

Everyone except Zach did the bunny hill first to make sure we had the feel of it, then we hit the real hills!  Dad, Jason, Nicole, and Zach passed me up very quickly, I didn't want to go down too fast the first time.  So, the second time I felt like I really was gettin' it and decided to go super fast.  I mean, I was bookin' down that mountain!  I passed up Zach and Nicole and when I saw Jason, decided to try to have a little race with him.  Bad idea.  When I tried to get closer to Jason I ran into some snow that wasn't groomed and hit my face to the snow.  I slid so far I almost burrowed a hole in that snow.  I'm sure it looked absolutely hilarious; I know that 'cause Jason and Zach were witnesses and said as much, but only after they knew I was ok.  I lost both my poles and both my skis in the fall and had to walk up the hill then down it to collect my gear.  It jarred my head a little bit and I did something to my right thumb.  I can hardly hold a pencil, can only play the piano so long before it gets stiff, and can barely pick anything up with my right hand.

Jason got hurt, too.  On his first run down the big hill, he hurt his knee somehow.  I didn't see it.  Well, he didn't know it was so bad until the end of the ski day when he took his boot off.  He's limping pretty bad.  He went to the doctor this morning and I don't remember what he said was wrong, but he's not supposed to work for a week and if his knee doesn't get better by then, he supposed to get an MRI.  So I wonder what Jason and Nicole are going to do with this week. 

I mostly went down green hills, but about an hour before the day over I attempted some blue with Dad, and that was really fun.  But I definitely did not do any black hills.  Maybe when I've gone skiing something like 6 times, I'll give the black a try.  Nathan did the black this time, though.  I think he did everything that Jason and Zach did.

As soon as I figure out how, I'll post pictures of the trip.  I think I speak very truthfully for everyone when I say that we all had a total blast on this ski trip!  I hope we can make this a yearly thing.


  1. I'm sorry that you hurt your thumb, but I'm glad you had a good time otherwise! Can't wait to see pictures. :)

  2. Sounds like you had fun! :) I'm looking forward to pictures.