Our usual house that we rent was not available for when we wanted it, so we found another place. Luckily we were able to get something - there were a couple of events going on that weekend. We stayed at the Wyman Hotel, in their family suite. It worked well for us - even though there was no kitchen. (I brought up dinner in our crockpot and that worked out well!)
We headed out Friday morning and had a fairly decent drive over Red Mountain Pass. The pass had been closed for about a month due to some severe rock slide that had occurred and needed to be stabilized. The pass just opened on Monday night and so we were lucky!
The ski hill doesn't open until 11 and we were there a little after with our skies and ready to go. Here we go with the pictures (there aren't too many of the boys since they didn't really ski with us too much).
The girls and I ended at 3:30 and went in to the lodge. Then Ben was able to get his board on and go with the boys for the last half hour.
We then checked in to our hotel, explored it (the kids at least), and then put on a movie for the kids. Up was what they decided to watch.
The next morning while I was out on a little run, the boys played some chess at the hotel:
We had a fancy breakfast down in the dining room and that was pretty exciting. Then we just packed up and headed to the ski hill. There was a race going on and so we decided to do some ice-skating. We had fun, but the kids weren't super in to it. A little before 11 (when the mountain really opens) we got ready to ski. And ski we did. Lucy lasted until just after lunch and then became pretty tired:
She fell asleep on the chair in this totally uncomfortable position.
The girls were excited to go in to the lodge and buy some treats with money they had just received. Fun for them:
The boys had a great end to their day - even doing the "black diamond" hill. I say "black diamond" because it is more like a blue hill, but for this mountain it is their "black diamond." They did okay on it. Miles is just pretty much in a chronic snowplow when he skies. He turns a little bit, but snowplows lots. Jonas does a little better - being in a smaller snowplow, not all the time, and turning a little bit more. Someday I hope to get the boys in ski-lessons. But I did remind myself and Ben that, really, this is the boys' like 5th and 6th time skiing. We've gone on our Silverton ski-trip the past few years, but that is really the only time they ski all season. So they are doing just fine, but we do need to teach them some better techniques!
Emmy got really good at her turns and was quite speedy.
After dropping off our skis we headed home and survived Red Mountain Pass yet again. What a blessing! :) The roads were dry and we were super lucky. Oh, and the weather in Silverton was so super hot. Like 40-45 degrees! It was crazy warm.
Another fun ski-trip to Silverton!