Day 3: Starting Snowboard Lessons

I woke up around 8 in the morning, got dressed in proper attire, and ate breakfast. We left our hotel, and my dad dropped my mom and me off at Beaver Creek, and we went to rent our skis, and my snowboard gear. We then went to the school area, and my mom dropped me off. I was moved several times, to different instructors, as my C-turns and S-turns were semi-inconstant. I finally ended up with Kiel(pronounced kyle) I was finally able to sort of, “recall” the turns from last year. I was still a little rough, because it was my first day back after a year. I was still a 3+ like last year.

After eating dinner, my dad and I left our room and went to the eighth floor where the game room was. There were old school arcade games; bar games like pool, table tennis, and foosball; and several games like claw machines, and other gimicky games.

Day 2: Tubing in Vail

After resting until 2 o’ clock, we drove to Lionshead Village in Vail. We waited in the parking lot until 3, because after 3, the parking is free. In the village, when we came(in March) the village was very full, and there was a ton of people visiting. We went to the place where we bought our tickets, and the man gave us our tickets for tubing(after we bought them of course.) We went to the gondola and waited for about 3 minutes, as the gondola was free after 3:30. After we headed up, we went up to the left and entered a building. The people showed us a video of what to do and etc. We then left the building went behind the building and got our tubes. We got three runs with the tickets. We went up the hill with our tubes, on the “magic carpet.” We chose a lane, which were all seperated by a mound of snow. We had a choice of being spinned, not spinned, and going together(up to 4). You got in line waited, and brought your tube to the front, placed the strap that you pull around in the tube, and go butt first in. Then, once the predecessing tuber is out of the way, you were sent down. The first round, I spinned, the second with my mother and father, and finally, just normally. After that, we waited a bit and later went on the snow shoe walk. The walk was fairly short. It was educational and definitely not hard. The instructor was very nice.

After that, we went over to the gondola and coincidentally ran into the instructor we had during the walk. He told us about various landmarks and such.

Important info:

– After 3:00 parking is free at Lionshead Village

– After 3:30 the gondola is free

– The snow walk is free

Day 1: Colorado

We flew to Atlanta at 5:10am, I slept during the majority of the flight, and when we arrived, I was still exhausted, and I slept for three hours, and we got crepes over near our gate at the airport. We got in the plane. We had a woman sitting next to us, so we moved to a empty row, as there was many empty seats. I slept the majority of this flight, waking up 46 minutes before arrival. I listened to my favorite artist, Ariana Grande, as we arrived here at the Eagle Vail, Colorado airport. My mom, and I went to the baggage claim area to pick up our bags. Some bags came out in a very single file line fashion and then the baggage belt stopped. We then regrouped with my father. He then went to his baggage area, picked up his bags and brought them over. About 15 minutes passed and we found our bags. My dad went to pick up the keys to our rental car, and then we finally jumped in the car and traveled to our hotel, The Sheraton. We checked in and took our bags up to our room. Our room was a suite room, it had a bathtub in the bedroom, a living area, a kitchen, and a large bathroom. The bathroom had a seperate shower and had a door leading to the toilet. The porch had a gas barbecue, and has two chairs. The room was comfy. We then went to eat at Pho 20, went grocery shopping, and came back to the hotel. We are now at the hotel. We may leave on the bus for Beaver Creek and ice skate. We are planning on using the barbecue outside for steak.