Saturday, February 24, 2007

Full day at Pisgah

We headed over to Mt. Pisgah this morning at 10am, and skied until 3:30pm...I stopped counting how many runs we did in the mid 20s...Ben did a great job: on the mountain, making turns, stopping, riding the T-bar, falling and getting up, waiting in line, etc.



We started off skiing by turns, I'd go about 20 yards, then he'd ski down to me, then I would ski down a little further...


After a while, we switched things up a bit, and would take turns chasing each other down the hill in big sweeping turns...


He had a great time, and told me whenever we needed to take a break...


We skied all over the bottom half of the mountain, riding up to the 3rd pylon on the T-bar before letting go...


He fell down a bunch of times, and kept getting up in good spirits...


We had fun talking to the lift-guys, some students from Lake Placid who knew me, and random friendlies who thought Ben was a cutie...


The T-bar was a blast, and it was gorgeous day for these little breaks between our runs...it was 20-something degrees, clear blue sky, and not a bit of wind...in other words, perfect...we'd watch and talk about the people skiing and snowboarding down the hill around us while leaning back into the T-bar...


Daddy got some stares for his tiny snow-blades, but they're lots of fun, light as air, and fit easily in the back of my car...


Here you can see Ben turning to bleed off some excess speed at the bottom of a fast run...sometimes he didn't practice his turns just so that he could go fast...


This great shot was taken by Gail, and you can see the snow still flying from his hi-speed impact with the ground...he was fine, and the next 3 pictures show him climbing to his feet by himself...something he did a number of times during the day...






A little snowy, but none the worse for wear...


I love this last shot as it shows him leaning into a hi-speed turn at the bottom of the hill as he finished up near Mommy...special thanks to Mommy, who came with us despite having a metric ton of work to do (for her doctoral program)...she helped us get going, set up a satellite-office in the lodge, and kept shuttling out to cheer us on!!!

1 comment:

Gran said...

Great, great shots and Ben is just progressing so rapidly. Dumb question....where are the ski poles???