Yippee! I remember how to get snapshots from the GoPro. The quality isn't the best, but it's still pretty dang cool.
First Dave and Nathan skied while the boys had lessons. Alec and Braden went for their birthday. They're 14!
They were able to do harder runs without the kids. Here's an awesome wipe-out.
The lessons were an hour and a half. Then Dave took the three boys up to the top of the mountain, and they all went down together. This was Dallin's first time going on the lift. He didn't love it.
So this was exciting. Dallin just started going straight and fast and didn't turn. That's him under the "black diamond" arrow. Okay, so it wasn't actually a black diamond yet, but it led to one and freaked out his brothers. He was supposed to turn left where Spencer is standing, under the "green" arrow. Dave was able to catch up to Dallin and connect back over to the green path. Shwew!
Here's Dallin, explaining why he thought he was supposed to go that way.
Dallin fell a few times, and it was taking awhile to get down. So Dave skied with him between his legs, and this worked better. When they got to the flatter parts, he was able to ski by himself. He really preferred the "rabbit" slope though.
That's quite a wide stance you got there, Tyler!
The greens weren't steep enough for snow boarding, so after they got to the bottom, Tyler and Dallin stayed with friends on the beginner slope while Dave and Spencer did blues.
Tyler just does the pizza the whole way. He doesn't fall much, and he doesn't go too fast - just slow and steady.
Did I ever mention why we went skiing that week? It's because our friends went with their home school group, but they didn't have quite enough kids for the group rate. So they invited friends to go with them, and they got to go for really cheap - just $25 per kid for rentals, lift tickets and lessons. The adults only had to pay $59.
Since they were there on a Tuesday, they practically had the place to themselves.
This is my favorite picture of the day!
The GoPro died just as they were about to go down a steep run. Spencer tells me it was "exhilarating."