I peered out my window at the snowy mountain as we approach it. Sweat cascaded down my face as I climbed out of the bus. It was like going to the beach on a hot day but worse. We had thermal clothes underneath normal clothes, a waterproof jacket over the top of a normal jacket, a beanie, sunglasses, scarf and waterproof gloves. We trudged through the snow waiting for the others to come. We had snowball fights and climbed little snow hills as we waited. When we had climbed as far as we could we slid back down and posed for the camera. By then the others had arrived and we were nearly ready to ski.
Everyone had found themselves a buddy to go down the lift with. So two by two we all went down the first ski lift. When we got down there we found ourselves a table to sit at. After that Miss Baker sent us in the ski shop 10 at a time to get our skis and ski boots. For some people the ski boots were easy to put on but for the rest it was a bit hard. The ski boots were really tight and uncomfortable. They were really hard to walk in because you had to walk on your heel first and then your toe. But after a while you get used to it. To put your skis on you had to put your toe in first and then push your heel down to click it into place so your skis would not fall off.
It took me a long time to learn how to ski because I didn’t know how to stop properly and I kept falling. I found it really hard to stop at first but then i started to get the hang of it with Miss Baker’s help. To stop all you needed to do was make a pizza shape. When i was confident enough I was allowed to ski down to the bottom of Happy Valley. At the bottom I had to wait in line with my skis and poles. When I had reached the front of the line I had to wait for the scanner to scan my card. Then I had to quickly get onto the ski lift so it could take me to the top again. Then I had to ski down again and again and so on…………………………..
By Angel Davis