I survived my first ski trip!! This weekend, Ryan and I headed to Beech Mountain, NC with four of our friends for a quick winter getaway and it was a blast!
Skiing is something I have always wanted to try, but somehow have never done (even though I grew up about an hour away from the mountains). I love trying new things and consider myself pretty adventurous so I was super excited to finally go. The main thing I was worried about was being cold because I actually hate cold weather & snow.
Thankfully my friend Katie let me borrow all of the essentials (coat, pants, goggles, gloves) because I have zero waterproof winter clothes. With all my layers I wasn’t cold at all but just right (whew)! Two of our friends recently bought a ski-out condo so we stayed there which was super convenient- it has the cutest fireplace and mountain-themed decor.
Saturday morning we rented our gear and started off with the bunny slope and a lesson. I was nervous about the chairlift because in my mind, I thought once you got off you immediately went down the hill but luckily that was not the case. I did fall once during my lesson when we went down our first run (skis went flying and all) but after that it was smooth sailing! I actually did way better than I thought I would and made it down the intermediate run a few times. Everyone was surprised at how fast I was going (#crushedit)! I was a bad blogger and barely took any pictures, but it was super foggy/misty out plus we were just going nonstop. I wish we could’ve gone out again yesterday but it was pretty rainy and we were all pretty tired. All I can say is I’m hooked and can’t wait to go back!
Looks like you were a total natural! the last time I went skiing was when I was 16 and I fell so many times that I decided it wasn’t for me LOL! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston
Owen Davis says
What a fun weekend! I knew you’d catch on quickly!!! Skiing is my favorite!
McKenna Trahan says
I just moved to the North East and would love to finally try out skiing! I’m a little terrified though!
Annette Dattilo says
Sounds like you had a great time. I have only been skiing once, and I found it extremely stressful. The thought of possibly killing myself kind of put a downer on the whole things. lol Thanks for sharing.
Emily Wilkinson says
Ah sounds like such a fun weekend with friends! I am so hesitant to ski due to a childhood ankle injury (not related to skiing!) but it always makes me nervous when I get out on the slopes!
Sounds like the perfect weekend! We’re headed up on Friday and I can’t wait – Come up and try the Poconos some day!!
Lauryn Hock says
Skiing is so hard! You go girl!
Its always fun to try new things! Remember Pizza when you want to slow down! Skiing is def a workout
Laura Leigh says
Can’t believe it was your first time! So glad you were able to go. Looks + sounds like a blast.
xo Laura Leigh
Tanvi Rastogi says
Sounds like a great trip. I have only been skiing and all I remember is falling down all the time 😀
Ruth Ridley says
How fun!! You are so brave!! I have never been skiing before!!
How fun!!! It’s so nice that you were able to borrow everything you needed (bonus: you totally look like a pro) instead of having to try and figure it out/rent or buy!! The condo looks so cozy and warm after a cold day on the slopes!
This looks like it was so much fun! I have absolutely no idea how to ski… haha! But it always looks so pretty and you look like a pro !
Skiing is literally the best vacation ever! I want to go now!
So fun! I am more of snowboarder but skis would probably be better for me since it’s been so long. I just love the lodge you stayed in — something about all that wood and stone and the fireplace just makes any ski weekend even better. Congrats on surviving and thriving at your first ski weekend!! 🙂