Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Family Ski Trip {Breckenridge - Part 3}

If you missed part one and two of our ski trip recap you can find them here and here. 

By day three of skiing my kids were getting braver and braver.  Trying little jumps, going in and out of the trees, and following in their adventurous father's footsteps.  That also led to a few "epic" wipe outs and Boo-Boo likes to call them.

We spent most of the day near Peak 9, which is mine and the kids' favorite at Breckenridge. 

Each day we would have lunch on the mountain or just at the base of the mountain.  Some people with ski in/ski out condos choose to go back to their place for lunch, but since we were staying in a hotel we ate right on the mountain. 

I know for one if we had gone back it would have gotten hard to get motivated to go back out to ski more.  The food on the mountain is expensive, but it helps you to get back to skiing as quickly as possible and also sort of adds to the fun experience of being on the mountain. 

The morning was clear, but around lunchtime it started snowing again. 

We were determined to make the most of our last day though! 

The kids continued to amaze me with their skill and proved to us just how much they love skiing and how happy we are that we taught them at an early age. 

This little guy was always the first down the mountain and he whispered his secrets to me.  "Mommy, you just have to not do big turns and go straight down instead.  Also, bend down low like this and  then you'll be the winner."  :-)

The kids each got trail maps that they had fun marking off during the week.  They highlighted the runs we had completed and it was fun to see just how much of the resort we covered in three short days!  

I think 3 days was the perfect amount of time to ski with the kids. I wished we had stayed an extra day or two to do some of the other things Breckenridge has to offer though.  They have an amazing Recreation Center complete with pool, water slides, rock climbing, basketball courts and more.  If we had been around an extra day we would have had time to visit there! 

Also they have a ton of art classes and activities for kids that we just couldn't squeeze in this trip, but hope to in the future! 

For dinner that night the kids had been begging to go to Downstairs at Eric's which is basically a pizza place with a ton of arcade games to play while you wait. The only problem is there is always a super long wait.  Like 2-3 hours sometimes.  We promised them we would stop in and see, but the wait was 1.5 hours and we were hungry!  So, we let them each play a quick video game and then we grabbed a bite somewhere faster. 

We got up early the next morning to head to the airport and come home. It was really such a great trip and honestly gets easier every year. There is a lot involved with a ski trip. A lot of clothing required, a lot of gear, and a lot of work, but it is so worth it to us and as at the kids get a little older it is becoming easier and easier.  It is also usually the one trip we take that is just the 5 of us, so that has been a fun tradition also! Now that we got that in, we're ready for spring and warm weather! 

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