After we came back from our short trip to Hong Kong back in February, our weekends quickly got filled up again as we scheduled dinners and gatherings with friends and family. We finally found one free weekend mid-March for our much anticipated Tahoe trip, where we got to do a bit of spring skiing with the girls before the season ended.
We rented the brand new home of one of my high school friends for the trip, which was very comfy and conveniently located by Sierra and Heavenly. The four hour drive to Tahoe was actually quite pleasant, with lots of beautiful snow scenery along the latter part of the ride.
For our first afternoon there, we went snow tubing at Heavenly Resort. It was fun (but kinda pricey!) to take the gondola up there. We loved the views, and the girls thought the gondola ride was as thrilling as the amusement park rides! 🙂
Bridgette, having recently been tubing in Whistler, was excited to “show the ropes” to Brianne once we got to the tubing hills. The runs in Heavenly weren’t as long, or as steep as Whistler, but we had fun all the same!
We spent some time in Heavenly Village after we got back down from the mountains, and the girls decided to go on the bungee trampoline.
Since we were pretty exhausted by then, we decided to grab some take out and ate dinner back in the comfort of our cabin. We slept real well that night!
We woke up really early the next morning, ate breakfast at the cabin, and headed straight to Sierra to sign the girls in for their ski school lessons. The sign in process there was a thousand times more efficient than Whistler–way to go Tahoe! After they were safely with their instructor, Mimi, Alan and I hit the slopes ourselves.
We ordered take out again that evening, and I even dozed off on the couch before dinner. Skiing is so much fun, but ultra tiring! Bridgette asked if she could skip the ski school next time and hit the “real” slopes with us. I’m not sure she’s quite ready, but I suppose we’ll give it a try next season! 🙂
The next morning, we took it easy with a game of monopoly in our pjs before we packed the van up and headed home.
Brianne’s first ski experience–check! Yay!