When I was in high school, education was well funded, and we had things like “Sports Day” where the school would organized 8 or 10 different sport type activities that weren’t the “norm” or were slightly out of reach financially for students.
Every year I chose skiing. My 8 lessons allowed me to get to a point of being able to ski blue runs. I was pretty good. I enjoyed it. It was fun. But we were in the catagory of “its slightly out of reach” and I stopped.
My 10 year old is starting ski lessons on Monday. Whistler/Blackcomb offers a phenomenal program – for $200 plus tax, my child gets 6 lessons/days of skiing, lunch and rentals. An amazing deal. His younger brother opted out this year, that’s fine – next year we’ll sign him up – he’s doing karate instead.
My husband, due to physical limitations, cannot ski.
Which means that unless *I* step up and get on the slopes again, the $200 will be wasted – I’m not comfortable with sending him up on the hill alone, and I don’t know many people who ski (or maybe I do, but just don’t know it)
I’m going to ski again. At least once or twice this season, I will splurge, spend the money on rentals and lift tickets, and go up the mountain and *probably* fall on my ass while my kid laughs at me.
But I’m going to ski again. I’ll post pictures to prove it.