Okay, I promised someone I'd post this ... having second thoughts, but what the hell.
My dad found the old super 8 film of my very first ski day ever -- the cool thing (to me) is, it was on the hill on which we now own a condo, so every day I'm at Copper Mountain, I ski down the same little slope to go back home. He is digitizing the old movies, hasn't quite gotten to this one yet, but I was over there today and he wanted to show me, so I recorded it with my phone.
First brief scene is ABasin, then some wagon footage, then apparently my parents were trying to cripple me with some torture device clown shoes (those must qualify as my first skis!), then we have South Park, and then Copper. This was early 1973, the first season it was open. We are at the Green Acres learning area, where Pitchfork lift is now, but there was no lift then. I'm not sure if we just walked up? I'll have to ask.There is currently a poma over on the edge of the hill, which I haven't seen running in eons, but I'm not sure if it was there then or not. You can see Timber Creek condos in that sequence, too. Final shot is of the old bubble lift, F.
(MA is welcome, of course. Please remember I was only 4, or maybe I had just turned 5. And poles! I'm not sure I have ever skied without them, if I had them on my first day.)