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Skiing at Loveland

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hi everyone!

I hope everyone is doing well, and enjoying some Spring-time warmth! Having lived in Colorado almost my whole life, I am fully aware that Spring means Snow! Which is great, because we need the moisture.  It also makes for great skiing.

I learned to ski as a child, back in the day, but as I got older, my sister and I decided that waking up early to go ski on a Saturday or Sunday morning was not the top priority for us.  So, I stopped skiing really in middle school.  Luckily, as I found over spring break, skiing is kind of like riding a bike! It is really hard to lose that muscle memory.  When I learned to ski, I learned at Loveland, one of the smaller ski areas.  I went twice over break with my dad, who used to ski with me when I was little, but over the years he taught himself to snowboard, so he did that instead.  Loveland, although smaller, and not as fancy as one of the resorts, like Breckinridge or Vail, is really fun.  It is a nice size, in my opinion, because it doesn’t attract too many people.  We didn’t wait more than maybe two minutes in lines, either of the days we went.  We went on the first Sunday of break, and the Thursday.   I loved being back there because it brought back so many memories of when I was little, and it was absolutely beautiful.  When I was little, my dad used to tell me stories on the ski lifts about snow bunnies living on the ski mountains.  I really enjoyed spending time with my dad, as I always do, and it was so fun to see him snowboard because I was really impressed. 

Getting back into it on the first day took a couple runs, but an hour or two in, I felt a lot more comfortable.  And I am happy to say, I didn't crash once!  There was beautiful, sunny weather on the first day, and on the second day, it was snowing on and off, alternating with sunny skies.  The snow on the second day was awesome because there was a lot of powder, and it was really smooth and felt so good underneath my skis!  I am definitely going to try to go more often next year, because it was so fun, and I will take any opportunity to spend time with my dad!  

Nina
Linguistics; Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences • Centennial, CO

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