This year we had our first holiday at the snow. We went with our friends the Wisharts, and stayed in a guesthouse in Jindabyne. Early each morning we ate a full cooked breakfast (complete luxury) and then set out for Perisher. Fortunately Brent and Heather knew all about where to hire equipment, and where to go etc. It was quite an endurance feat to walk from the carpark to the ski slopes, and an even greater one to return to the car at the end of the day. Large amounts of chocolate was consumed during our time there to keep up our energy.
Thursday and Friday was spent skiing - the kids at ski school, and the adults doing their own thing. On Saturday we all went tabogganning instead, except for Brent who got several more runs in without us. He was feeling no pain, and can ski really well.
Mad Mooses in Jindabyne.
10 things Jenny learnt about skiing.
1. The best part of the day is removing your ski boots.
2. Children learn to ski very quickly.
The kids at ski school - Oliver, Lauren and Madeleine.
3. Andrew also learnt to ski with seemingly little effort.
The taboggan slope.
6. It is very easy to spend $1000 on the first morning without even trying.
Oliver with his 'boggan'.
7. It is very pleasant sitting in a deck chair in the sun and watching everyone else ski.
Ben speeding past Maddy and Sarah.
8. You can get quite a nice tan whilst at the snow.
9. There is a wide range of fashion (and hairstyles), especially with snowboarders.
10. It is a fun thing to do with friends!
Sarah and Lauren adding the finishing touches to a snowman.
Thanks to our friends Doug & Belinda, Robynne & Al and Tim for the use of their clothing, goggles etc.