This month, my mom & dad signed me up for ski lessons at Bogus Basin Mountain Rec Area. I was a little nervous, because my mom tried skiing a couple years ago and got hurt really bad. She now snowboards instead. We started at the Bogus Basin office at the bottom of the hill, where I got fitted for my skis and boots.
Skiing was a lot of fun; it also wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be, and with some practice and my instructors’ help, it became very easy! In the lessons you learn to do the pizza (which is how you slow yourself down if you are going too fast and need to stop), how to walk up mountains (by walking sideways!) and how to do a J-turn which is another way to stop yourself.
After we had our first half of the lesson we stopped and had lunch. We were to meet up with our parents and go inside the lodge for lunch, and I was very hungry and ate a lot of scrumptious food and snacks.
Rocking my favorite new hat, the Embellished Kitty Beanie from P.S. from Aeropostale!
Then when I was done with lunch I had an extra 20-30 minuets to ski before the rest of my lessons started and got to ski with my dad! I didn’t do it very long and I didn’t go up the lift, because I knew we were going up there during our lessons and I didn’t want to spoil it for myself.
During the second half of the lessons my dad came up the lift to ski with me. He said I was very good and that it was because I had done ballet a few years ago, which made my legs very strong and agile.
BEST DAY EVER!!! I had so much fun and I CAN’T WAIT to go back up to Bogus and ski more!!!!!!
Here’s more info about Bogus Basin’s ski lessons for kids: http://bogusbasin.org/ski-board/lessons-programs/lessons-6-to-11/index.aspx.
And if you live in Idaho, 5th & 6th-graders get special learning passes called a Passport for skiing and snowboarding! You get three all-day passes for FREE. Super cool! The info on that is here: http://www.skiidaho.us/5th-grade-ski-or-ride-free-passport