It was about -8 in the parking lot at the mountain today, and colder at the top of the hill and even colder with the windchill. And let's not forget the fog. It was a tad challenging, but the snow was good and we had fun. Fynn had a fever this morning so we phoned our sitter and she was able to sit with him while we took Sophie up.
She had a lesson in the Mountain Explorers group. That is classified as an Advanced Intermediate level. She is skiing all blue runs, starting bumps and doing trees. She also did a groomed Black today. She said she had FUN, which isn't always the case with Sophie after a lesson :)
Skiing with kids is not easy. It is not inexpensive, there is often grumbling (at least when they are younger there was a fair bit of it), and by the time you get them in their clothing and equipment it often seems more inviting just to sit by the fire with a nice drink.
However, in spite of it all, skiing with kids is worth it. They have become more independent - carrying their own gear, getting down a mountain, picking themselves up. We are also creating some lasting memories and they are learning a skill that will serve them into their adulthood.