It's certainly not the Colorado mountains, but there is a small ski resort in western New York not far from where I grew up. Cale was given a gift certificate for Christmas so he could go skiing. We managed to beat the system though and through a Sports Day at my mom's school he managed to get 2 days of skiing in with minimal out of pocket expense. And because we were being so thrifty with Cale's skiing we decided to spend the extra money so Haven could go, too. She was free to ski, but we had to pay to rent her teeny tiny skis (which I think are SO adorable!).
Getting suited up to hit the slopes
Haven loved it! With a little help from a ski instructor, Cale and Haven were able to get the hang of skiing together pretty quickly. The skied next to each other with Cale holding the poles horizontally in front of him with Haven holding on. She would have gone all day if we'd let her, but it was very cold and wet and Cale's back could only hunch over for so long.
Seriously- are these tiny skis not the cutest?!
So now I have a budding new skier on my hands and her father who is already plotting how we can get ourselves to Colorado for some more skiing! (And lodge sitting for me!)