A Ski Day

Hope your weekend is going well! I just wanted to pop in and share some photos from today's ski day with my youngest brother Max (who ventured with me to the top of Bolan Mt). 

The sunrise on our drive up to the mountain was beautiful. 


We went to Mt. Hood Meadows, which is about an hour from Portland. The mountain is big and their runs are varied and well groomed.


The view from the mountain wasn't bad either. I seriously wanted to find a chair and just sit down on the mountain and do nothing. But we paid for lift tickets, so ski we did. 


Max typically snowboards, but recently bought downhill skis so skiing for both of us it was. I have skied since elementary school when my dad forced me into it. While I HATED skiing for years (thanks to the forcing and cold factors), I really enjoy it now.


Today was epic skiing weather - bright sun, blue skies, temps in the 40s and no wind!


Hello bro!


We stopped for lunch and then called it a day around 3:30 p.m. My other brother Kyle and his wife Sabrina met us as they were there cross country skiing.


Don't mind the goggles and helmet, which I've owned since high school. Need a reminder you're no longer cool? Head to a nearby mountain. All the cool kids have these matching (but non matching, you know what I mean?) outfits and all the accessories.


All in all, we did about 21 runs and over 5 miles of skiing. Max has a season pass to Mt. Hood Meadows so he's able to log in afterward and see how many runs, miles and elevation he's completed each day. 

Skiing is one serious workout. I know the quads and calves are going to be feelin' it tomorrow. And on top of that, there's nothing like post ski day exhaustion. On the drive home, I had a hard time formulating sentences I was so tired - waking up at 5 am probably didn't help either. ;)

Do you ski or snowboard? Anyone else forced into sports or activities as a child? While I hated many activities at the time, all that forcing was a blessing in disguise.

Comments

Fun!!! I wished that we would get more into the winter outdoor activities around here. I have wanted to, but my husband doesn't want to....kind of annoying because I love being active.

That is really cool that your brother can log in and get his stats. Skiing/snowboarding is so high tech these days. :-)
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J said…
That is so cool that your bro can log in and see how many runs he did! I have skied (Downhill and XC) since I was 2 years old and I love it! My calves are always sore the next day (I think cause the boots are tight around my calves) but it is so much fun! Looks beautiful! How high was the mountain? We only have about 1500 ft of elevation here, while I was in VT/MA last weekend and it was about 2500 ft of elevation! I haven't been on a mt (to ski) higher than that.
Amber said…
One of my favourite childhood memories is going skiing with my dad every Sunday morning! We did that for a couple of years when I was around 8-9 years old and he used to quiz me on my times tables while we drove out to the ski hill! It was such fun father/daughter time and I'll always treasure it!
Luna said…
yay for skiing!!!!I have beeing skiing since I was 2.5 years old.My dad literally pushed me down a slope.He was fearless (or some other explanations could also work...), I was as well!I loved skiing,and always will, although it's a very very long time since my last day of fun in the snow (maybe 15 years, can you believe that?!?!?!?)It's great that you had such a fun day and with your borther!!
Fun!! Those pictures are great! I have only skiied a handful of times. I did it when I was out in Steamboat working for 2 winter breaks. I think learned too late in life for me to really enjoy it... I am kind of a chicken and just felt very unstable on skis. So for me, it's not worth the expense of a day pass. I would be curious to try it now that I am in better shape as when i tried it in my 20s I was not very active back then so my legs burned out on me so fast!

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