The girls and I did get out for some early season skiing and we all had a good time. The drive to Eldora is about 45 minutes, which exceeds my girl’s threshold by about 15 minutes. However we left the house around 8:15 and were up there by 9:00 AM and were able to check Nisha in for her lessons.
Diya and I then headed over to the Little Hawk lift for some warm up green runs. She had not missed a beat so we went over to the EZ lift and Caribou lift. After skiing for about an hour we swung over to check on Nisha and to my delightful surprise, she was doing really well in her lessons. We had an early lunch and then skied the rest of the afternoon on the Sundance lift. The wind was picking up a little bit which dissuaded us from going up the Challenge Lift.
Diya was skiing really well and could maintain a reasonable amount of control skiing pretty fast. I was having a hard time keeping up with her at the end of the day. She still enters a wedge during her turns and if she were to take another lesson, I would enroll her in the green group lesson.
I did not get to see Nisha ski, but in talking to her instructor, she was doing great. They stayed on the magic carpet, but her instructor said that she was ready to try the chair lift. The next time we go, I will likely enroll her in a 2 hour private lesson and then ski with her in the afternoon. The alternative would be to put her in a yellow group lesson.
I am feeling a lot better about the decision to get Eldora 4-packs. I still plan to go up by myself and try Skate XC skiing as I enjoyed Classic XC skiing last season. If the girls both want to be in lessons, we may all drive up together and be in separate lessons all day.
Diya at entrance to Fun Gully
Nisha with a big smile at the end of the day