They were more like hills actually. If you picture yourself standing on the edge of a gravel pit then you’ve got the right picture in your mind. Regardless of the size of the hill we had a great family day yesterday snowboarding and skiing together. It was a total last-minute idea that came together seamlessly and we had a blast! Here is a photo recap of our day at Stony Mountain Ski Hill.
I had to rent downhill skis since I only own skate skis and that just wouldn’t work. Mr. Hockey was super excited to try out his new snowboard and boots.
My hubby was excited to get back on his board after a very, very, very long extended break. Like somewhere around a fifteen year break! Unfortunately he would have to wait a little longer since his new boots wouldn’t fit in the bindings on his board. That’s what we get for ordering off of eBay. But he was able to rent a board at half price (because we’re cheap that way) after lunch time for a half day rate.
So Mr. Hockey and I went up and down until his stomach started growling so loud it could have set off an avalanche. They had a small Ma & Pa restaurant in the chalet so nothing fancy but it hit the spot. Plus, I was quite happy to cheat a little on the clean eating since I had worked hard at it last week. And cheat I did!! Hubby and I shared a poutine and I had a hot dog and a Coke. Totally worth it in my books.
After lunch we headed back out to hit the slopes for another couple of hours of fun.
I’m usually really bad with a camera (which you already know if you’ve been reading this blog for a while and have been subjected to my pictures) but this one came out really great and was a total fluke. There’s just something about it I totally love!
Hubby had a great time once he got going and hadn’t lost his edge from years ago. He even successfully managed a jump!
You can see the chalet at the back of the last photo so that gives you a clue as to how
ginormous big the hills were. It was great for our son though since this was only the third time he had been snowboarding. Although you couldn’t tell what with the way he was zooming down the slopes!
I, on the other hand, took it easy since it had been years since I had downhill skied and I had no need for another injury as the latest one is almost a thing of the past. It sure is like riding a bike though! It all came back to me pretty fast and I’m looking forward to the next time we go.
Wait till you see the cool socks Mr. Hockey scored at the ski hill! They are Burton’s and I just couldn’t resist getting them when he mentioned his feet were cold. I will do pretty much anything to keep my families feet warm because I really believe that if you take care of your feet it will be beneficial to the rest of your body. Plus getting 25% off really sealed the deal because like I said we’re cheap like that!
After skiing had taken everything out of us we packed it in and headed home. But not without one more stop along the way.
Do you downhill ski or snowboard? With your whole family or solo?
Are you a sucker for a good poutine? Have you tried different varieties? I tried the butter chicken style before and it was amazing!
Do you wear super cool Burton ski socks and if so what pattern are you sporting?