One of the perks of living in Chicago is that Wisconsin is right next door. My hubby is a Wisconsin boy and he wanted to drive up and do some skiing and stop by his favorite cheese factory. The boys were able to join us so it was a wonderful family weekend. We're heading home with a cooler full of cheese and no one is "broken" so it was a successful trip!
So after lunch we headed up the lift to this long gentle run that I was going to love.
See that red dot on the right side of the map at the top of the mountain...yup, that's where I ended up with no where to go, but down.
As I was going down, I stopped to gather some confidence and a young girl was laying on her side in the snow with what I assumed was her boyfriend leaning over her. She looked at me and said, "you're better than I am." I smiled and nodded, but I wanted to say...looks like you got bamboozled by a cute guy just like I did.
I kept going, slowly down the mountain and heard above me shouts of "look out!!!" A girl was careening straight down the mountain. She zipped right past me (too close for comfort) and just about took out a kid below me right before she wiped out. I skied over, collected her poles for her and asked her if she was ok. Just as she was about to answer her boyfriend arrived to help her. Does anyone see a pattern here?
The good news is I made it down the mountain and skied the rest of the weekend where I wanted to ski and had a great time. Lesson learned, beware of cute guys with ski run recommendations!