Sunday, January 9, 2011

Zack's Lofty Experience

The whole family made it to the ski hill today for the first time this season.  The weather was good and we had plenty of time to do whatever we wanted.  Chad's goal was to get Zack to go up the chair lift today.  He started by walking up a longer run from the bottom to get used to the snow and the conditions.  I wasn't sure he was going to go much farther than that so I headed over to Lift B to find Kevin.  Kevin and I did a couple runs and were then surprised to see Chad and Zack walking towards us.

The plan was to go up the lift, but Zack needed to watch us go up first.  Kevin and I waited at the top by the easy run for awhile but didn't see them coming.  When we got to the bottom of the hill they were gone.  Zack had made it to the top of the hill, and Chad said it didn't go too bad.  They made it down the hill after awhile, but it was much better to have a stretch of downhill instead of Zack getting "too tired" from walking up the short bunny hill.  He was tired and done by the time they made it down using a variety of techniques.  Chad held him up, held his hand, held him from behind...all after too many falls gave Zack a sore butt.

A success, and I hope he was encouraged by the hill he made it down.  On the way home he said he wouldn't go up the lift again, but we'll see...another day maybe.

Kevin continues to improve and really like his new board.  He sure is expensive this year.  New board, new snowboard boots, new winter boots, new winter shoes, all new jeans, and today a new winter jacket.  The kid just keeps growing.