SchoessWent skiing for the first time with my brother and my two cousins when I was 5 up at Lutsen or Giants Ridge in MN. I don't remember which lol. What I do remember is feeling like I picked it up fairly quickly and was able to snowplow around and control myself sort of. Basically from then on I couldn't let it go. I would write school stories on skiing or make my art projects about it (that's basically what I still do now LOL). I finally got my own skis in 6th grade along with a Saturday pass to my local hill. Basically from then on it was absolutely on. Got twin tips a year or two after, along with a full season pass and anytime I could get a ride there I would go ski. I still feel the same way about skiing and it's been 23 years now since I started.
Giants Ridge, Sarajevo run was what got me hooked. For some reason when I learned how to ski that was the easiest run that was open. The way it ends so steeply just before the lift was scary. I considered it a victory when I was able to navigate that section without falling.
This also brings a funny memory, on my 4 day of skiing I had to check out the progression park . Hit my first small jump and crashed in the landing. The guy teaching me advised against it but I went anyway. When I got better I kept hitting those two small jumps in a row on my race skis.
I got twin tips the next season and thats when I Really Liked skiing.