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April 23, 2013 / mommy brain

First time skiing at 21 months – brief but awesome

I managed to get T on skis at Beaver Creek last month!


As I’ve mentioned too many times, I’ve been looking forward to skiing with my kiddos since before I had a kiddo of my own. Little kids have no fear and a low center of gravity, which is a key combination for learning to ski and having fun while doing so. One could argue that at 21 months, T was way too little to drag out on a pair of little skis, and that is probably a rational argument, but I decided to give it a go and  strapped some pint sized boot and pint sized skis on T and off we went.

T is quite tall for his age, but his feet are average size for a 21 month old, and the smallest boots at the rental shop were a couple inches too big for his little tootsies. Eh, I didn’t think this was a huge deal.


I pulled and pushed my little shredder, and he had fun for about 15 minutes at which point he was done and more interested in the “choo choo,” a.k.a. the gondola, that he decided we needed to ride immediately. Since we used the equipment for a total of 20 minutes and the rental guy was amused with my antics, I didn’t even have to pay for the rental. It was a brief first experience, but I was pleased because all I wanted was for him to have fun and perhaps associate skiing with a pleasant experience. I think I accomplished that, and hopefully next year, at 2 1/2, we can step it up a notch.

While in Beaver Creek, T enjoyed several other “first experiences.”

Driving a snowcat:



Roasting marshmallows on an open fire:


And eating s’mores:



And eating croissants at the bakery down the street from the condo:


The gondola was a huge hit; we rode it a few about twenty times:




And of course, T had a blast playing with his buddies:


And with his girlfriend:


And T’s mom and dad had a blast, too, thanks to our awesome friends and some fresh powder. Doesn’t get much better than that.



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  1. P / Apr 26 2013 2:00 PM

    You’ll have great pictures to share when T is a world champion skier some day!

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