As you may have seen in my first post about skiing or my outfit post from the trip, I spent spring break with my friend, her family, and another friend in Beaver Creek, Colorado! It was my first time skiing, but I had a lot of fun regardless. Quite honestly, I was a little nervous to go on the trip. While I love adventures and new things, everyone on the trip had already gone skiing before and knew what they were doing - I didn't want to hold anyone back!
On the first day, I spent a few hours going up and down the bunny slope with my friend's dad, who is quite the expert skier. He helped me learn the basics and by the end of the day I was able to ski all the way down without falling! Although, I did fall, er, slide, all the way down the slope at one point...
On the second day, I took a lesson with a ski instructor. It was really helpful, but it was snowing the entire time so the snow was very powdery and bumpy - I kept falling! This was also my first day on the actual trails. The views were amazing, even if my limbs were sore. Overall, it snowed around ten inches that day, which is apparently unheard of for Spring skiing!
The next day, I was finally up to a level where I was able to keep pace with the entire group. We skied right out of our cabin, as there was a ski slope behind it - at the end of the day, we took a ski lift up to a mountain that dropped us off at a slope that allowed us to ski right back to our cabin.
That day, I easily went down the greens, but struggled a little with the blues since the hills were steeper. At one point, we got on a blue that was technically a black - I had to be lead down the mountain by a ski instructor. Yikes.
We all decided to take a break from skiing on the fourth day and went to the spa at the Hyatt in Beaver Creek Village. It was such a nice and relaxing day compared to the 5-hour ski days we had been doing.
Speaking of the Village, it's the most adorable place. There are bonfires everywhere - you can buy s'more kits practically anywhere; it's so fun. It's a very friendly environment, as well. Everyone in Beaver Creek is willing to help you out and answer any questions you might have.
Our last day of skiing was the best - my two friends and I spent the morning skiing by ourselves around the mountain. Safe to say, it was too fun. Plus, I was surprised with how well I was able to keep up! I feel like I really improved in my few days of skiing.
It's safe to say that I would definitely try out skiing again - on the trip, there was talk of going back for New Years! While skiing was difficult, I see why people love it so much. Successfully skiing down a mountain is exciting and fulfilling, all at the same time. Plus, you can't beat the views.