I was excited when I heard the news, “This next week you are going to be going skiing.”
Then it hit me when I was all done up in the skiing gear. I was putting the ski boots on and was being explained how to lock my shows into the skis.
Right then I started to move and my body tensed and I had a heart attack like none other. Here I was learning how to ski (in french). I never had much experience with snow and now this. Margot helped me the first few minutes then she left to conquer the bigger slopes.
It was just Dany and I. She explained what I should do and it felt awful. My legs were dying and my body was just screaming for me to stop this suicide mission.
I was standing there and then I started going down the mountain (in my mind being a Florida girl, turns out it was “just” the “kiddy” slope).
My heart was racing, I had no idea what was going on. I heard Dany yell “STOP”, and at that moment I realized I didn’t know how to.
So I just toppled over. Dany comes to me and I feel like I am going to throw up.
She says “C’est pas grave.” which basically means it isn’t a big deal.
I just stared at her. I tried making up some excuse about my feet hurting (They were hurting, but that was because I had no idea how to function in them). She responded the way a mother would, “Ok. We can sit for a few minutes then try again.”
After awhile I got used to my legs being in one position and not knowing exactly what was happening. Also, attempting to dodge little children that were obviously better at skiing than me (I think it might be because kids are fearless or something like that).
I was excited to ski when I woke up the next morning. I was getting pretty good at the kiddy slope, not quite ready to move up a level but was definitely gaining confidence. Margot asked if I was bored. I responded, “How can I be bored when every time I go down it is a new experience.”
The rest of the days it rained and took most of the snow away. Basically not enough snow for a good ski.
So that was the conclusion of my skiing experience, but while we were there we made a snowman and went sledding. Over all a really good experience in the snow.
After this experience I would like to go again.