Back from Skiing With Daughter & VonSmallHaussen
Wooo wooo wooo! Despite the delays with EasyJet, getting lost on our way out of Geneva, and generally not having had enough sleep, we got to go skiing last Sunday!
Daughter had a private 1:1 lesson with the excellent Sally from the Snow Institute (HIGHLY recommended if you’re staying in Morzine) on Sunday afternoon, and then two hour’s of ski school every day from Monday to Wednesday. That left us with some time to go off and do some skiing, and time to play with Daughter before and after her lessons.
So every day, I spent an hour or so before the lesson to help Daughter practice what she’d learned the day before, and in the afternoon, we did other stuff:
- Monday: Sledging. The idea was that we’d take turns at pulling the sledge up the hill, and slide down together. Daughter thought it was much more fun if she sat on the sledge, and I pulled her and it up the hill. After 90 minutes, I was ready to die!
- Tuesday: Daughter’s first Blue Piste. Daughter skied all the way down the mountain to the resort! Snow conditions were pretty heavy, and she got a bit tired / lost some of her Mojo about half way down . . . but was up for doing it again the next day by the time we got to the bottom.
- Wednesday: More Blue Pistes. We did a couple of runs over to the other side of the mountain, getting most of the way down to Les Gets.
What I can say is that skiing with a small child is hard work. Two hours with her after her lesson would leave me feeling like I’d just covered 25-30 miles through a mogul field from hell.
Probably lots more detail to put in here, but that’d only bore you. So there are only two things left to add to this post - a HUGE ‘thank you’ to Von SmallHaussen for organising all this fun, and a short clip of Daughter from her first day skiing.
Oh, you have no idea how proud I am
- Type: Other
- Date: 02/25/2008
- Total Time: 16:00:00.00