Monday, March 19, 2012

Ski Trip, 2012

I've never EVER skied and Brian has only skied once.  We thought it would be fun to go now that I'm finally not pregnant and we can afford to go.  So, we loaded up the fam and headed to Vermont last month for a family vacation.  This was our first real vacation as a family of 4.

It takes 10 hours to get to Burlington, Vermont.  We left in the evening around 7 and the girls slept most of that evening.  We had a small issue when we got to the hotel for the night-transitions are not easy at 12 am-but other than that the girls were WONDERFUL on the road.  We got to Burlington, had lunch, and walked around a little bit to look at shops.  Our ski passes weren't valid until the next day so we took our time.  We had a WONDERFUL condo that we could ski in to.  

It was also HUGE!  We think they accidentally upgraded us because we had 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a washer and dryer, and two fireplaces.  It was heaven.  I told Brian that I never wanted to leave.

On top of that, the resort has the BEST kids program.  They're ranked #1 in North America every year for the best kids programs.  Harper had ski school from 9-4 every day (yes, 9-4!!!), and Kate went to dream day care from 8:30-4.  I don't think Kate wanted to leave.  Ha!  I kind of wanted to stay in there myself.  I can't say enough great things about the kids programs there.  Harper had the time of her life and was skiing on the first day.  Actually skiing all by herself.  She had just turned 3 the weekend before, so I couldn't believe it.

Harper is on the ski lift, sitting on the right with the pink helmet.

Needless to say, we were all worn out by dinner time.  So, we usually ate, lounged in our pajamas, and turned in early.

I also skied and loved it.  Brian and I had a few private lessons and that made a huge difference.  I was hesitant to go on a ski trip because I do NOT like the cold, but I had the best time.  I can't wait to go again next year.


  1. Sounds and looks like a wonderful trip!! Your girls are so beautiful, kristy!

  2. we want to come on a family ski trip- maybe in three years you come this way and we'll ski the alps!