Wiston at the Ski Hill

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Wiston has had skis in his closet since last summer. They were given to him by a special friend who thought they might be just the right fit.

Apparently he needed snow first and foremost and bear in mind he’d never seen snow before . He was told he needed the ski trails groomed and ready and for his local hill to be up and running for another season before he could see what snow and skiing was all about.

Winter has arrived and the hill is open. Finally.  So yesterday was the day he headed to the cross country ski trail to test out  his new equipment .

It wasn’t the sunny , sunny day he had hoped for , but there was a light dusting of snow falling and the mountains in the distance looked beautiful.

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After a lunch in the lodge it was time to stop gazing out at the scenery and get those skis on.


Things went pretty smoothly for the most part.  Relax, bend your knees and let the skis pull you along.

Take a minute every now and then to rest off the trail.

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Although there were a few mishaps .. it was all a  part of the fun .  Wiston is really glad he’s as flexible as he is and that the snow was really soft.

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His skis got away on him only once..

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No harm was done and he was back on track in no time.

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At the end of the day, after a hot chocolate by the fire in the lodge, he knew he had a bit of time to play in the powder before the drive home.

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Snow angels… a must. wiston on skiis-5

A pretty spectacular first experience , a few sore muscles but he can hardly wait to go again. wiston on skiis-6

8 thoughts on “Wiston at the Ski Hill

  1. This looks like so much fun Sandy. I could join Wiston to make snow angels. 🙂 I’m not a downhill skier but truly admire those like Wiston that do ski. I really like Wiston’s ski outfit. Lovely winter adventure.

    • Thank you Suzanne … So glad you enjoyed sharing his adventure. So thoughtful to take time to leave a comment. He wasn’t so happy after his face plant… took a bit of dusting off after that even ;).. but away he went, with renewed gusto to make the most of it. Making a snow angel was his favourite part of the day I think.

    • So glad you came by :).. You’re right and I have to say ( only confessing here :O ) , he has mitts in the making. I couldn’t bear hearing him complain about cold hands any more. Watch for those in one of his future posts.

    • Thank you so much for taking the time to comment.. And I’m glad your ‘first grader’ enjoyed the photos too ! Stay tuned. Wiston has just come back from a trip to Belize with a stop and a skate on the Rideau Canal. So from snorkel to skates :O . Posting this week . I hope you enjoy that story too 🙂

    • Oh yes noahmcking, that is so unprofessional of me not to credit you for your assistance with Wiston’s photo shoot. My apologies . I look forward to working with you in the future 🙂 .

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