Last year was a snowboarding bust for the Boedies! The snow was terrible all season and we had so much going on with baseball and other things that we just didn’t make it up to the mountains nearly enough. So this year, we’re determined to get up there a LOT! We started by taking Dude and a friend up during Thanksgiving break. Princess was going to just take a shot on the greens with me to see what she remembered from 3 years ago, but she got sick, so she and I hung out in the lodge while Dude and his buddy boarded all day. They had a blast! Great early season snow. This photo of them in South Park on the way home makes me giggle
Last weekend we were determined to get up there and have some fun and get Princess a lesson. Dude and Hubby headed up on Saturday since it was Dew Tour weekend. It was way warm out, but they still went and had fun! You can tell it was warm because Hubby is NOT wearing a jacket – only a hoody! This is the guy who’s dressed for a -50 degree blizzard every time we board no matter what the weather forecast.
Dude has ALWAYS wanted to snowboard in shorts and a t-shirt. Don’t know why, it’s just been a dream of his. So he took a couple runs in his new (Thanks QT and Ed!) hoodie with shorts to test it out.
He determined he could indeed do some runs in just a t-shirt and shorts . . . and being the 14 year old boy that he is, he did it!
42 degrees or not, BRRRRRRRR!
Princess and I came up later that night after her horse riding party and met them at the condo. A nice early night to bed before waking up to 7 inches of snow on the vehicles! It was going to be a GREAT day on the mountain! Even Dude bundled up for this one! What a difference 12 hours can make
We dropped Princess at her lesson. She’s determined to get good enough at snowboarding so we can all go have fun in Whistler, Canada in March. She did AWESOME! She lucked out and got a private lesson all day. She and Mike had a great day and she worked hard. She even asked if they could skip snack breaks because she wanted more time on the mountain. So proud of her and all she accomplished in one day. She’s looking forward to getting up there again when we get back from our Christmas vacation.
The rest of us had a good day on the mountain. Dude was always waiting for us at the bottom, but it was fun. When Hubby and I were ready to take breaks (old people alert!) Dude would just cruise up the lift and do another run by himself. He was having a blast trying new tricks on the jumps and through the trees. He’s discovered that with trying new stuff, you wipe out a lot! He got cheers from the lift on many occasions . . . some for awesome jumps and tricks, others for spectacular wipe outs Some photos of the 3 of us boarding.
Of course we found some time to visit the Dew Tour booths. Dude and I even got to hang out in the Rav4 Photo Booth with the Toyeti! Fun
Dude and Hubby left early to head back so Dude could make it back for his hitting league. I got to hang out at the base of Peak 8 and watch the Slopestyle Snowboarding finals of the Dew Tour. Got to watch most of the runs on a giant outdoor screen and then got to see the riders do their last 2 ginormous jumps live right in front of us. There were some SPECTACULAR tricks and some even MORE spectacular wipe outs. Amazes me how high they go, how hard they fall, and how quickly they just pop right back up.
Princess and I enjoyed a relaxing drive home with awesome burritos and sopapillas at Dorothy’s in Fairplay.
An all around awesome weekend!