I have 2 Copper pre-paid tickets and 2 more lessons at Winter Park. Lucky for Will, that means another 4 chances at boarding. Saturday was looking like a beautiful day, so I kind of twisted his arm and we headed up to Copper.
I felt that, if we got him on some blues that weren't too long, he could get some speed and really have a chance to figure things out. The area off the Timberline Lift was perfect for that. Nice blues, long enough to practice on, but not so long that you get totally tired at the end and die.
|How could you not LOVE skiing with views like this?!?!|
|its documented - he was smiling while on the hill! (during lunch....)|
And I almost manage to jack up my left knee on the first speedy run. Flying over an unfamiliar hill (which small semi-moguls and crud) may not have been the smartest decision. Fortunately, the knee is completely ok today.
After two bomber runs (I was so fast, Will thought I had only done one!) we took the green run down to the base. The cool part was that the green run was the VERY same green run we did at the start of the day. And Will managed to go down it without wrecking. Woot!
We wrapped up at 2:30, headed back to Denver by 3. Traffic is usually very crappy on the way back in, but suprisingly, we made it back home in 1.5 hrs. Cool.
Will wasn't "I LOVE SNOWBOARDING" this day. But I was really happy to see improvement and progression. Next time, we'll hit WP so he can get a lesson. He needs an intermediate lesson so he can figure out how to be comfortable going faster and when doing steeper stuff.