Did I really ski for the first time at 50?
Does having all the gear on prove it?
Lunch in the chalet?
Well, I did it.....another item I can check off my list of 100 lifetime goals and dreams....
I had lots of encouragement -- and tips before I went down the bunny hill the first time...and I did fine. Then it was on to the "cottontail" hill...where I managed to fall about 4 times and REALLY struggled to stand up by the 3rd fall...it took both Kirk and my brother-in-law Dirk to help me up on the 2-4th falls. That's when Dirk became my hero. For the next 8 or so runs down the hill, Dirk was my guide....he held my at the waist and "coached" me on what to do from behind. It was a perfect way for me to learn -- with the control and safety holding onto me, then gradually holding on less and less....think learning to ride a bike!
The video shows me in the "early" stages --- of learning. I eventually got so I could turn a little, and got brave enough to straighten my legs and go faster.
I'm hoping to go skiing again. I had a lot more fun than I anticipated.