Who is crazy enough to teach a 2 year old to ski?
But, you already knew that.
One of my biggest reservations with leaving Colorado for KC.....other than it being Colorado.....was the options for skiing. I wanted to continue teaching our kids to love winter sports and so we researched a ton about The Midwest before Blake applied for the position here.
I was thrilled to find a ski resort just 30 miles away from us. And, it's a Peak Resort, too. Which means it's well run and typically stocked with good snow. Fake and real. Don't be too turned off by the notion of man made snow. A dirty little secret about Colorado resorts is that they have a ton of it. What mother nature lacks, man will provide. People want to ski. It's as easy as that.
So, we loaded up the little monsters and took a trip into Missouri for a day of fun. We had been once before...(travel report here)..with Caroline.....on an antiquing trip last summer. It's a great little town.
And, we're there!
I got the little ones settled inside while Blake and Carter checked things out.
Love the glove warmers by the fire.
Good accommodations......a lodge with lots of options for food and then a bar upstairs.
We sat near the bunny run......there's Carter showing the little ones how to hold onto the rope. I took most of these pictures from inside.....perfect spot for us.
Watch and learn, little brother.
Blake ventured out with Jack first. There just isn't a whole lot cuter in the world than a little punkin in ski gear.
The rope went too fast for the kids, so Blake just carried them up the hill.
Lainey's turn....her first try on skis. She could barely walk in the boots.
Blake used the WeeSki.....a harness to hold onto them as they go down the slope.
Look at my foxy husband.
Lainey giggled the entire time.......loved every second.
Blake carried her like a suitcase for quicker transports.
Lots of falls. More giggles.
"My did it! My did it!" So proud of herself.
I went up with Carter and am pleased to report he's the pro he was last season.
Notice the mascot on the lift......the kids loved him.
Back inside for an impromptu nap.
I took the little punk and let Blake relax. With a big beer. He deserved it, believe me!
Just waking up.
The sun sets and the lights go on. Most Colorado resorts shut down at 4pm......this one stays open well past that......usually until 9pm. Can't wait to go back and do more!
We were really pleased with the resort and think it will be a great place for the kids to continue learning. The conditions were good.....plenty of recent snow helped that. Lots more to explore.
So happy to find skiing so close! This makes me love our new home even more. Yep.....cold days, lots of laundry after bundling kids up, a ton of work to put it all together.....and it's worth every bit of effort. Lots of families stay inside when it's freezing outside. We venture out and soak it all up. It works for us!