I love Sundance Ladies Day so much that I tell every woman I meet about it. This year, I was joined by 9 other women and three girls (total of 13) who I cajoled and chatted and convinced to come with me. It has been SO much fun! We have one class left, but I am celebrating today because today was great!
Ever since my first year skiing, I have been talking to my friend Shannon and telling her that she should come with me too. This year started out about the same way with me telling her she should come and her saying probably next year. BUT, something amazing happened. Shannon brought her daughters to ski with Anna in Ladies Day and when she saw us, she changed her mind! I actually did not believe she would show up for the next lesson. But she did!
Along with Shannon, my neighbor Chandani agreed to ski this year too! Like Shannon, I thought Chandani would find some reason not to come. Chandani is from India where no one skis. She had no snow clothes so she borrowed everything from me and headed up the mountain with me and Andrea.
It has been so fun to see two Never Evers ski. It brings me back to my own experience 4 years ago when I was a Never Ever. Listening to them talk about how they felt the first day and how hard it was (Shannon told me that she might never forgive me after her first day) to seeing them ski today and how happy they were to ski that they wanted to ski after Ladies Day. So, we went up to Mid Mountain and I got a chance to film them after three lessons.
Check them out (and the girls). Yes, it isn’t perfect skiing, but for 3 days on the mountain, it’s pretty darn good! It makes me realize what anyone can do. Think you can’t ski? Think Again!
So why are they doing so well? The great instructors in the Sundance Ladies Day! Steve was stellar at taking my friend Andrea from 0-100 last year (she is a rock star and was able to get to the back mountain in 4 lessons) and he’s taken Chandani and Shannon from Never Ever to being excited to ski and looking forward to more. And Eleanor has only skied 4 times with Sundance Instructors. Look how incredibly great she is doing too!
What about me? I had a fabulous day working on my carving with Kipper and the ladies in my group. I am a groomer girl and I loved today. Perfect Bluebird and warm. I appreciate so much that Kipper takes the time to talk to each woman in the group and see what her challenges are and help individually. I have an issue with my legs that makes it difficult to bend as much as others. Kipper modified what she was teaching me to fit my needs and helped me get better. That is a great instructor! Look how happy we all are!
So, if you think you can’t be up on the mountain skiing with your family or friends (or even alone in the beauty of nature), think again! Look what you can do at Sundance Ladies Day!