I'm brand new to this forum. I'm a single mom from Florida, and I'm headed out to Keystone for a week in January alone with my 2 kids. We want to ski!
This is the problem -- I haven't been on skis in about 15 years, and I was significantly less.... um.... rotund at that time. I'd be classified into the obese category now. My fitness level is not horrible, but I'm nervous about my ability to pick this sport up again. My children are 6 and 8 and have barely seen snow. I'm really nervous about trying to get them on and off lifts by myself!
I've been poking around the Keystone web site and it seems like my two children would be split up in the kids ski school program, due to their age groupings for lessons (also, the full-day ski school program seems like a lot for 2 little ones who aren't used to snow).
If possible, I'd really like to hit the bunny slopes with them as a family.
My questions are:
1) Am I absolutely insane to even think about skiing with my kids? Several people have told me we shouldn't ski, just play in the snow for a week. I wonder if I'm not getting a hint that's being thrown at me.
2) I'm thinking that a private half-day lesson for the three of us would be the best way to start. That way, we could all be together and decide at the end of the lesson whether we want more lessons and what our interest level / fitness level dictates in terms of skiing. How would you deal with lessons if you were in my shoes and why?
Much thanks, and happy New Year!