Photo Friday: Ski School

Darya and her ski instructor at Whistler Kids
Darya and her ski instructor at Whistler Kids

We're headed up to Whistler soon for a repeat visit. Our trip last year was the kids' first experience skiing. Darya started day two with uncertainty, she hadn't really gotten the hang of things, and being in the snow is a lot of work.

We promised to pick her up a bit early, but when we arrived she was in the middle of her first Green run! My husband and I couldn't have been more surprised, but we were thrilled to be there for the exuberant finish to that first run. She spotted us, waved from afar, and headed right back to the gondola, ready for another thrilling run. My little baby girl, the one who never fell in love with dancing, or gymnastics or soccer had found her sport.

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      1. Terumi on February 9, 2012 at 3:09 p.m.

        Hi Debbie-just curious how old was Darya when she tried ski school? We're tempted to take our guys but worried they might not be able to do it. (They're 3)

      2. Lisa on February 9, 2012 at 4:51 p.m.

        She looks like she is having so much fun! It's a wonderful feeling for a parent to see their kids find an activity that they truly love.

      3. walkingon travels on February 9, 2012 at 5:23 p.m.

        Have a great time back up on the mountain! Can't wait to see how much Darya loves it this year and what new tricks she tries.

      4. Debbie on February 9, 2012 at 7:35 p.m.

        Darya was almost 4 1/2. It's possible to start as young as three, and some kids thrive at that age while others just aren't interested. One thing to consider is that it is a drop off class, so if your 3 year old would have a tough time with that, you might want to focus your time on sledding instead.

      5. Kerry on February 10, 2012 at 5:47 a.m.

        what a fine photograph -- really shows a moment of joy and excitement. nice story to go along too, glad Darya found her sport, and that you were there to see that run!

      6. Steve on February 10, 2012 at 8:39 a.m.

        I might need Darya to teach me a few things about skiing, because so far it's not going that well for me. Maybe it's just not meant to be my sport. I should probably check out soccer or gymnastics or dancing.
        Glad she's enjoying the sport though.

      7. eileen on February 10, 2012 at 11:05 a.m.

        sorry for the double post up above. the link didn't work the first time around for some reason.

      8. Anwar on February 10, 2012 at 2:49 p.m.

        Wow, I havent been skiing this year and I need to go! Awesome photo, makes me want to hit the slopes soon!

      9. Karl Schmidt on February 28, 2012 at 6:11 p.m.

        This is something I haven't gotten around to doing with my kids yet.. skiing.. got to put that on my this series reminded me how much fun it was..