Monday, March 25, 2013

The one where Kamden threw snow at me....

Sport Mart closing out sale. All this for $178!

Yes, another post on skiing. It's exciting for this family, what can I say. We have been slowly accumulating our own equipment on sale. A sporting store was closing out and we scored all of the below at 70% off. A steal of a deal.

Jay and I still need skis and a local ski shop was going to be at a hill in MB with their demo skis this past weekend so we took a trip.

Russell Inn
 
It's a three hour drive so we drove up the night before and stayed in the adorably adorned hotel that screams Prairie alpine village.  What?  I'll let you figure that out.
 
We swam and slided and then had treats before bed.  It was a fun night.
 
Assessippi
 
In the morning we headed to the hill.  A hill with more than three runs we could do! We were excited.
 
We did a few runs and then headed to grab some skis to demo.  We strapped them on and headed to the chair.
 
That's where things went a bit awry.  It's a quad chair so all four of us were able to ride together.  This was not the first kick at the can as we had done a few runs already but something didn't go as planned and just after our skis left the ground I realized Kamden was not sitting on the chair but rather being pushed by it.  I grabbed his coat with one hand and decided there was no way I could pull him up.
 
Snow Plow
 
 
Rather than hanging on to him longer and potentially meaning he would fall further, I let  go.  Don't ask why I didn't try to, you know, use two hands. I can't even remember my thought process beyond this.
 
The lift operators took him into the little hut and let us know they would keep him there till we returned.  So we rode up and skied our butts down as fast as we could. I am sure it was an eternity for him.
 
I knew he would be upset.  I had a similar incident as a kid only my dad fell off too. On top of me.  Apparently I was less that pleased by this and naturally blamed it all on my dad.
 
I expected no less from Kamden.
 
on the slopes
 
First he hugged me and cried.  Then he fell onto the snow and ....
 
not so much of a snow plow now

Threw snow at me.

Yes, he threw snow at me.  I think he beat my reaction..  Pretty sure I just yelled or gave the look 'o death. 

I can't stop laughing about it.  I totally get why he was so upset.  And I couldn't be prouder that he got back on that lift and skied the rest of the day with a smile on his face.

Of course I was holding onto him with a vice grip the next eight times we loaded onto the chair, just in case.

And then, just because that wasn't enough fun, I accidentally took Jack on a black diamond run.  In my defense, it was not that difficult and in my opinion more of a blue run.  Jack hated it.  It was like he knew it wasn't the blue run I thought it was.  Later we figured out we turned left one run too soon.  Oops.  I guess he can cross that off his bucket list, you know, the one he wouldn't make in a million years because he's not the adventurous type.

Amazing family memories that have to be documented for future laughs.

3 comments:

blairsboys said...

I love that you guys are totally into the skiing thing! I remember when Angella's family were getting into it, and I thought how JEALOUS my husband would be if he saw her photos. If I showed him yours as well, I think it would tip him over the edge. He LOVES snowboarding but hardly ever gets to go because we don't live near the snow. Plus, our ski fields are lame compared with yours. It's still a dream to visit Canada as a family so he can ski at Banff or somewhere equally as awesome.
How much longer will you get to ski before the season is over? I hope you enjoy every second of it!

Angella said...

Those are the best! memories. Graham didn't quite make it on the chair one time last year and he was MAD about it. :)

Kamis Khlopchyk said...

Hannah: (because Blogger ate it!)

I love that you guys are totally into the skiing thing! I remember when Angella's family were getting into it, and I thought how JEALOUS my husband would be if he saw her photos. If I showed him yours as well, I think it would tip him over the edge. He LOVES snowboarding but hardly ever gets to go because we don't live near the snow. Plus, our ski fields are lame compared with yours. It's still a dream to visit Canada as a family so he can ski at Banff or somewhere equally as awesome.
How much longer will you get to ski before the season is over? I hope you enjoy every second of it!