Check out my epic ski day (and lodge lunch!) at Crystal Mountain in photos, and if you want my entire skiing history, read on!
I don’t have the greatest history with skiing. This kind of sucks when you come from a family of excellent skiers. Something always seems to happen to screw me over. Let’s go over the history:
Early 90’s: I’m about 5 years old and supposed to go skiing for the first time. I wake up with a fever, my mom wants me to stay home but I INSIST on going because I am so excited. I end up sleeping in the lodge all day because I’m so sick. Then I join swim team and never get the chance to ski till…
Fast Forward to early 2000’s: I am super lucky and end up skiing for the first time in Vail. My mom gives me a great lesson, but I am uncoordinated and fall constantly. Wiping out trying to get off the chairlift becomes my biggest fear (mostly because everyone sees you and it’s really embarrassing).
The Last Few Years: Skiing has been pretty nonexistent from being in a long distance relationship. When you are traveling a few hours to see each other, you don’t really feel like getting back in the car to drive to the mountain.
Present Day: Make way for one of many New Year’s Resolutions! SKI MORE! My goal is to make it to the mountain as much as I can, and to just get more comfortable. I tend to have an anxiety level that skyrockets in groups or in large crowds, which is hilarious when you know a large number of people who are basically professional skiers.
Luckily, I think I have broken my bad luck streak, because a few Sunday’s ago I had my best ski day yet! It helps that I was given a private lesson by this really cool ski racer I know…We got to the mountain right when they opened…and skied during the Seahawks Game (Poor Hawks) so there was barely anyone on the slopes…and it was BEAUTIFUL! Cold, clear, and crisp. I only fell ONE TIME! That’s a new record. Let’s hope I can stick with my goal, get out more, get comfortable, and see more beautiful days! I’ll report back, hopefully sooner rather than later!