It's been pretty darn chilly up here...cold enough that this is what I saw when I went to the fitness club this morning that is at the base of Cranmore Ski Mountain. SNOW! Now mind you, this is snow that the mountain has been blowing over the last 2 days, but we will be seeing some of the natural stuff by tomorrow.
This mountain has been a winter home to my children over the years....and one of the reasons why I stayed up her as long as I have. Part of the winter gym program during elementry school is an afternoon every week skiing. All of my kids have become accomplished skiers or snowboarders, which is a skill they will always have. Even Hannah who HATED ski program enjoys skiing now.
Me....I learned out to ski when I moved up here at 32 years of age...and let me tell you, every chairlift was an adventure as I almost always fell off of any new ones the first time encountered, but eventually I got the hang of it. Slow and steady, that was me. I haven't skied in many years now and probably never will downhill ski again because of my back, but I think I would really enjoy snow shoeing and maybe cross country skiing.
The winters are long up here, so it helps to have something you enjoy to help pass the days, right?