Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ski Bum

Long time readers may have noted that I love skiing more than almost anything in the world.

It may seem odd that a girl who grew up in San Diego would develop a passion for such a winter sport. But thanks to my amazing parents I fell in love with skiing at a young age and never looked back.

How passionate am I about skiing? I almost quit college to work at a ski resort when I was 19. The front license plate of my car has a frame that says "I'd rather be skiing". And I actually did work in the ski industry for a winter between college my real job.

My ski season is supposed to start this Friday in Lake Tahoe. I've got my gear all packed...

Ski Time!

But unfortunately a set of giant storms is barrelling down on California all week. Which could prevent our passage into Lake Tahoe on Thursday! NOOOOOO!

Don't get me wrong, I love that we're getting a ton of snow, I just don't want it to ruin my ski weekend!

Last year I only took two ski trips due mainly to lack of time and funds: One to Breckenridge, CO and one to Lake Tahoe, CA. (click the links to read about those trips).


(My Dad and I in Lake Tahoe, 2009)

But this year one of my New Years resolutions this year is to ski more. So the Mr. and I have a set of trips planned...
- January: Lake Tahoe
- February: Breckenridge
- March: Mammoth Lakes
- April: Back to Tahoe?

But if this weekend gets snowed out the whole schedule could shift. Boooo.

Does anyone else love to ski? Snowboard? (Don't worry, the Mr. snowboards so I have learned to love snowboarders.)

31 comments:

Heather said...

I went to Breck last Jan and I was terrified, LOL, skiing and I do not mix too well.

PS, I heart Polyvore!!

Snowflake said...

We LOVE to ski. Skiing was where my Mr. asked me to marry him. I'm so jealous you get to go so often this year. This will probably be our lean year and we'll only get to go to Keystone in March. Oh well, always next year.

Tami said...

This sounds fantastic! Growing up in South Africa, the mere thought of skiing was out of the question! The first time I saw snow was when I moved to the US for college, and even still, Kentucky doesn't get *that* kind of snow!

I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to go skiing one day!!! For the time being...I'll live through your expeditions ;)

Rachel said...

I absolutely LOVE to ski but don't get to that often since we live in the midwest and the skiing is mediocre at best. Have a blast!

Becky said...

I LOVE to ski!!! There are only two places that I haven't been to that I really need to try and one is Lake Tahoe. I hope to get out there in the next few years, so I will have to stick to the tiny hills out in the Midwest.

Lindsey said...

I have never been skiing but I have always wanted to try. Hope your trip doesn't get snowed out.

Vee said...

We have a small ski lodge near where I live, and my mom and I typically try to go about once a year. Two years ago we tried snowboarding and while we had a lot of fun, it was a lot harder than I expected. I almost broke my wrist!!! I don't like trying things and failing.

Unfortunately, they closed the bar at this particular little lodge (WTH?) so we go even less frequently now. LOL.

Adore Design Studio said...

I love skiing! My favorite place is Steamboat, Colorado. Tried the snowboarding thing, but I just can't get used to having both of my legs strapped to something :) It's just so weird feeling.

Sarah said...

I really want to learn!! My family was never really outdoorsy (don't ask where I came from ... mailman? ha!!) so I never got the chance.

Would it be so bad if the storm came through after you got to Lake Tahoe and couldn't get OUT - and were forced to ski longer? :)

Megan said...

I do not do well with skiing. Never have. I enjoy it, I'm just horrible at it!! All that ski stuff in that picture is super cute!

Mrs. Potts said...

Oh, I hope your trip won't get canceled! I'm in Maine this week & it is snowing here - too bad I'm not a skier.

i. me. mine said...

The husband and I love to ski (I'm not that great though). We just got back from a week at the cabins near North Star and loved it.

Hopefully you'll be able to make it through the pass with these storms!

Katie said...

I love Northstar! So pretty! I hope you make it!

Meant to be a mom said...

How fun, I hope you can still go.
I LOVE Lake Tahoe, I have only been once and it was the one and only time I've ever went snow skiing but I absolutely loved it.
By the way, your outfit is adorable.

Sweet Simplicity said...

I am horrible at skiing. Ty has gone since he was itty bitty and loves it. I hope the weather cooperates for you!

Pamibelle said...

Hope you get to go sking! I adore snowboarding myself :)

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

I'm a snowboarder and MUST recommend Snowmass for a wonderful ski trip, if you haven't been there already!

Patience said...

I love to ski. Lenny went for the first time last year and I am excited to take a trip this winter to go skiing.

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

I love Lake Tahoe, but I don't get to ski there much since I live on the East coast and ski a lot here. I have been skiing since I could walk and have ski raced most of my life!
I am doing a fun ski race league now and had my first race of the season last weekend! IT was FREEZING cold, but I did quite well, so I was happy! :))
i HOPE YOU make your trip this weekend.

Janis said...

It's such fun to read this! One never knows as a parent just what will "take". I felt so bad putting you in those lessons and day care programs but look how it turned out!!! Yea for ignoring parental guilt and hooray for stretching one's kids enough for them to learn about something to truly be able to choose out of knowledge rather than fear!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I love skiing!! The hubs has still yet to go, so I'm trying to plan a time for us to go, but I think he's scared!

Brown Girl said...

I love skiing. Love it! But I seriously suck so bad at it! I've taken lessons twice and I still SUCK. WTF. I still get out there though, I don't mind the 5 year olds that fly past me down the mountain. Little jerks. ;)

CJ said...

Hope you get to go skiing! The gear looks great!

Tara Gibson said...

we went to vail 6 years ago! We had a not so plesant expirience but Vail was SOOO pretty! It was my first time and I loved it!

Jodie said...

I love skiing too! If you get a chance, Utah has some great skiing, particularly The Canyons, Alta, and Powder Mountain (my personal fav. with lots of back country). Enjoy your trip!

Lil' Woman said...

I havent been skiing in years..I cant wait to go back up north to try again! :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I hope the weather cooperates and you're able to go!!

a H.I.T. said...

I finally learned to ski last year and now I'm on hold until next season (and probably the season after that with a newborn!). Oh well.

Shoshanah said...

I love skiing as well, although I haven't been able to go in seemingly forever. Growing up we used to head up to Mammoth every year, which is where I've primarily been skiing.

I know the weather has been a bit crazy in Long Beach this week. Some of the pictures my friends posted online are pretty scary. So I'm hoping everything works out with you and you're still able to head up to the mountains this weekend!

Rachel said...

I ski....but VA skiing isn't much to write home about! It's all fake snow and little mountains.

I'd LOVE to visit Tahoe. It's one of my dream vacations!

kanishk said...

Hope you get to go sking! I adore snowboarding myself

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