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7 Year Old Girl Skis 100+ days at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

post #1 of 28
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Here's a little self generated publicity...

My seven y/o girl, Liberty has become the youngest person to ski 100 days at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. She has been trying to get this all year and has finally done it. She has been a little trooper. Liberty goes to the mountain nearly every day. For the record, my ten y/o boy- Blaze will also break 100 days, but he forgot his pass twice and will officially get 99 days. Both got the coveted JH 100 patch. We home school so we can ski every day.

I have four kids (13, 10, 7 & 5) and love them equally- but I have to admit that Liberty has the "spark". She really has it.

For those of you who have skied with us, you'll know that we never slow anybody down- ever. Even our 5 y/o skis tower three on a regular basis. Kids won't slow you down- if you raise 'em right.

Just this year we've skied over 600 days as a family. We're not rich, I'm a skid.

 

Yesterday conditions in Tower Three were just perfect- we had a family Tower Three Chute!  Nothing like the "Family that skis Tower Three Chute together stays together..."

 

Sorry for the scans, but the article isn't online yet.

 

 

 

The bonus pic:

Liberty coming out of the bottom of Alta 2 a few days ago- under Sublette (the Quad as locals know it):

 

post #2 of 28

That is sick! congrads to Liberty and your son!  I wish i could come close to that many days

post #3 of 28

Really nice. folks could post up shots of young rippers here if you want to expand the content to: kids that rip pow. It always puts a smile on my face, one of the coolest sights on the hill for me. Invite me out for a day and I'll document a family chute run.

post #4 of 28

Do your kids have any idea how good they have it ? 

 

 

post #5 of 28

That's so cool. 

post #6 of 28

Please post the link to online version of story when available.  I can't read second page. 

But I think we just got another candidate for Epic skier of the year!

 

Sheesh.  Thanks Sibhusky.  Amazing kid, amazing family.


Edited by Jamesj - 4/4/2009 at 09:32 pm
post #7 of 28

 

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Please post the link to online version of story when available.  I can't read second page. 

But I think we just got another candidate for Epic skier of the year!

 

Just click on the second picture, it opens up in a new tab at full size.

post #8 of 28

Liberty RIPS! So glad that I got to spend 1% of her season with the young lady. She and her brother are great kids who are part of a wonderful, loving, and engaging family.

 

Here's Liberty showing Daddy how to get it done right...

post #9 of 28

That seriously rocks!  A 7 year old ripper chick.  Wow.  Just wow. 

post #10 of 28

^^^ In awe.

 

 

Considering at 7 and her previous years of skiing, she has probably already skied more than 75% of the people on this forum have in their whole lives...and she is just seven. trying to get that to sink in.  

post #11 of 28

 I wanna be her when I grow up!

post #12 of 28
Thread Starter 

^^^

 

Bazzer:  Thanks for posting that great photo.  I had forgotten you had taken it.  We had a great time with the Bears that day. 

 

That picture was taken while we were all skiing the dog leg chute off Bird in Hand on the north side of Cheyenne Bowl.

 

Today is the last day of the lift served season.  The kids are all dressing up for the occasion- Liberty will be rocking a pair of leather chaps and matching leather vest- w/ a lavender western hat!.

 

 

post #13 of 28

I'll chime in here to say that if he hadn't done it himself, I was going to send a PM to Skiing-in-Jackson to ask if I could post a link to that article.

 

My locker is in the same room with S-I-J and his wife and kids, so I see them all regularly.  All four of his kids are among the most polite, considerate, enthusiastic, outgoing, HAPPY kids I've ever seen.  They are just a joy to be around and they bring a smile to my face every time I see them.  They have totally charmed me and everybody else in our locker room.

 

One of the greatest things there is about skiing is the opportunity it gives families to get outside and enjoy a healthy activity together.  This whole family just rips it up on the slopes and I love seeing that.

 

Congratulations to Liberty (and her sisters and brother).

 

Well done, grrrl!

post #14 of 28

 

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....My locker is in the same room with S-I-J and his wife and kids, so I see them all regularly.  All four of his kids are among the most polite, considerate, enthusiastic, outgoing, HAPPY kids I've ever seen.  .....

 

You know how happy would be if I could ski 100 days a year? I'm already pretty darn happy, yet rarely break 30 ....

 

Anyway, congrats to all of you ... sounds like things are going as they should. I too think skiing is the best family activity. (It beats cleaning the basement, our current family activity....)

post #15 of 28

Thats so sick, who knows what she is going to be capable of when she is like 15,  keep pushing it...

post #16 of 28

S-I-J and his family adopted me for a half day's skiing in JH last year. They rock! Looking to ski with them again in Jan of '10.

post #17 of 28

I have some video of SIJ and his family.  I will try and edit it down and get it up. 

post #18 of 28

 

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^^^

 

Bazzer:  Thanks for posting that great photo.  I had forgotten you had taken it.  We had a great time with the Bears that day. 

 

That picture was taken while we were all skiing the dog leg chute off Bird in Hand on the north side of Cheyenne Bowl.

 

Today is the last day of the lift served season.  The kids are all dressing up for the occasion- Liberty will be rocking a pair of leather chaps and matching leather vest- w/ a lavender western hat!.

 

 


SiJ-- Check your personal message box. Let's do a phone interview. I'd love to do another article on your family. http://www.examiner.com/x-4364-Chicago-Skiing-Examiner

post #19 of 28

After seeing the boasting in the ski day count thread, I had to bump this and ask......how many days did this amazing skier get...beyond the 100  

post #20 of 28

That young lady is probably still hiking for snow - go girl - we're cheering for you

post #21 of 28

That brings up a question, SIJ.

 

Are you going to bring the brood out to the Village on Saturday morning of Memorial Day Weekend?  That's when we can ride up the tram with skis and hike over to Cody Bowl or Cardiac or Four Shadows and ski.

 

I'll take the photos/video if you supply the kids.

 

We skied the ridgeline off Glory between Little Tuckerman's and Unskiabowl yesterday morning.  It was superb.

post #22 of 28
Thread Starter 

We're thinking about it.  In general, when I hang them up for the season, they stay hung up.  That usually goes for the kids as well.  They are such troopers during the ski season that I hate to ask them to ski more.  Sometimes they want to hike the King a few times, some times they don't.

 

Yes guys, Liberty did make her 100+ day season.  She got her "JH100 patch" and her extra day of skiing after the resort closed.  Just about everybody in town knows her.  She's having a great time with it.

 

Bob give me a call closer to Memorial Day- you never know what will happen...

post #23 of 28
Thread Starter 
Bump!!! Blaze and Liberty are at 98 as of this morning!!!
post #24 of 28
 NICE!
post #25 of 28
I know I'm going to get flamed for this but I'm going to say it anyway: I have to wonder at the sacrifices made in other areas of this little girl's life decided for my her parents to be able to do this. Skiing is great but I'd rather a daughter of mine be at school interacting, playing and learning with other children than being on the ski slopes with me each day, I'm not seeing a lot of balance here.

I'm sure she is and will be a great skier though.
post #26 of 28
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I know I'm going to get flamed for this but I'm going to say it anyway: I have to wonder at the sacrifices made in other areas of this little girl's life decided for my her parents to be able to do this. Skiing is great but I'd rather a daughter of mine be at school interacting, playing and learning with other children than being on the ski slopes with me each day, I'm not seeing a lot of balance here.

I'm sure she is and will be a great skier though.

It's a valid concern when you simply read about this situation on a computer screen.

If you were to meet these kids in person, however, I think your concerns would vanish.  These kids are bright, polite, enthusiastic, outgoing, and fun.  They actively engage adults or other kids of their own age in activities and conversation.  The family has a ski locker in the same facility I use and these kids have about a hundred friends of all ages that they know by name.

I may not be the best judge since we have no kids of our own, but I think these kids are better "people" than they are skiers, and they're darned good skiers.
post #27 of 28
 Narc...  I'm not going to flame you for your post...  For calling yourself narc maybe, but not for your post.  I might be inclined to agree with you if I didn't know the kids in question.  As Bob said they are great people.  Much better than a lot of other kids I know who have a more conventional lifestyle.  I am the son of a public school teacher and have mixed feelings about homeschooling.  I believe that most parents aren't equipped to educate their own children and know a few who IMO screwed up the job.  I also know that I hated school and would have been better off being able to skip high school and going straight to college.  Home Schooling might have made that possible.  I can't speak to Stephan's' ability to school his kids, they seem at least as smart as other kids their age and are much nicer.  Stephan's kids are very well liked and have been the topic of conversation on many random and varied occasions from Thanksgiving dinner to the ski school locker room and gondola rides with strangers.  I have never heard anyone say anything but positive things about them. 
post #28 of 28
Sounds like a pretty cool childhood to me. 
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