Mount Snow {Shredding the Cords + woMAN Down}

Our second day of skiing was another bright and beautifully sunny day, but much colder than the first.  The sun rising over Mount Snow from the W’s kitchen was breathtaking.

The littles were in all day ski school again, which they absolutely LOVE.  They start at 9:15 and finish around 3:30.  By the end of the day they were skiing blues which seems pretty impressive for their second day EVER of even seeing snow.

I feel like I for sure look the part (it’s at least HALF all about the outfit, right?), but I want to be clear that we spent our morning happily tooling around and “shredding the cords” on the bunny slopes.  We progressed from the learning area to our first green in the morning.  The best (?) part was when, after carefully studying the map, we thought we were headed down a blue and both got so discombobulated that Stacey was down in the middle of a trail merge (??) and I was down over in the trees.  HAHA!  I seriously was laughing so hard at our predicament that I cried.  I’m thinking HOW did we get ourselves here and HOW are we going to get ourselves out of here.  We persevered and ended up safely at the bottom only to find out that the blue we were deathly scared of accidentally taking down was actually a green.  True story.

After that harrowing experience we met up with the guys for lunch and a cocktail.  A grilled pb and banana totally hit the spot.  I’m pretty sure I could eat just this for the rest of my life and be happy.

Feeling pretty accomplished after our morning, we headed up MUCH further with the boys.  I have to say that I feel so much safer with Honey around.  We made it down safely from what seemed like the top of the mountain to me (obviously it wasn’t) and it was SO MUCH FUN!!  We were exhausted by the time we got to the bottom and in retrospect it was a bad choice to go up and do it again.  I fell down just the wrong way and hit my knee.  Womp womp.  Y’all know how Amanda and exercise never end well.  HA!

I made it to the bottom again and decided it was high time to unstrap the instruments of death from my feet and get back to what I’m really good at.  Apres ski.

We ordered enough Chinese to feed an army (we do have a party of 14 at this point in time!) and played some games and sat by the fire for the rest of the evening while I nursed my injury and cursed the snow :-)

All in all it was another amazing day and the littles are already proclaiming this their best vacation ever, inching just ahead of our camping at Disney trip.  Hmmm… how are these my people my flesh and blood???!!!!!  :-)


Dixie Travels to Mount Snow Vermont

Mount Snow Vermont


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10 thoughts on “Mount Snow {Shredding the Cords + woMAN Down}

  1. Wow, I am so impressed with how well you are all skiing! It really does pay to take lessons and the fact that the boys are on blues proves that! Sorry to hear you hurt your knee. I think that is the most common type of injury. Hopefully, you will feel better enough strap on those “instruments of death” and ski more this week! If not, there are plenty of cute towns to see and shopping, of course!…Have fun!

  2. Our family learned to ski together when we were about your family’s age. My husband wanted to make sure it would be a family activity that we all would enjoy, and we spent many spring breaks skiing “out west.” We are now grandparents, and it’s still an activity the family loves.

  3. Apres ski is by far the best part of the day! I have been skiing for almost 10 years and just now got on a blue. I think I will stick to greens! Have fun!

  4. I’m happy to hear everyone’s enjoying it! My boys would love this (all 3 of them) but I’m afraid the only place you’d be able to find me would be sitting by the fire somewhere! Hope your knee recovers soon! xoxo

  5. Oh. My. God. I have been calling them “instruments of death” since my second and last ski trip 25 years ago (both times the slopes consisted of nothing but ice from a sudden thaw and refreeze, and just so you know—pizza doesn’t work on ice). I died laughing when I read that! You look like you have been a skier for years – LOVE the pink outfit!

  6. We’ve been to Disney a few times and had fun, but skiing is the family vacation we do over and over again, sometimes several times a season. I’m surprised Disney doesn’t have a ski resort. Wouldn’t that be perfect for your family? Hope to hear about a trip out West next year. Also hope your knee feels better.

  7. So envious right now! I grew up skiing in Minnesota (hitting the slopes at 4 years old). Now, living in Florida, I never get to ski. I see a trip in this little family’s future.
    FYI…when I was preggers with Luke I lived on peanut butter and banana. I would cut a tortilla in half,spread peanut butter on it, put a cut up banana on it, then put the other half on top and microwave it. So yummy!


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