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Road Trip: Ski Trip


Location:

You can get here by car, bus or airplane. By bus or car is about 5 hours from Bloomington and by airplane is about the same time in between getting to the Indianapolis airport and taking the plane. The difference is that by bus and car is super affordable.

What to bring


waterproof pants and jacket


wool sweater and ski mask


winter boots


winter hat, gloves, socks


lip balm


sun screen


wool base layers


sunglasses/ ski goggles


id, wallet and cash

What to do


take a lesson


know your limits, if its your first time stay in the bunny slopes


try skiing and snowboarding

Ski resort

You can rent skies, snowboards and helmets for $30 each.

When renting, mark your shoe size one size smaller or a whole number. For instance I’m a 6 1/2 in regular shoes but a 7 in tennis so I marked 7 for the boots. The feeling must be snug, not loose nor cutting circulation.

The resort has two restaurants, a cafeteria and one that has waiters. The one that has waiters is slower than the cafeteria.

When doing this sport don’t be afraid to fall, its even encouraged and celebrated. Also, its a signal that your getting better at it. Trust me I fell tons of times and by the end of the day I felt like I had control of the basic ski skills.

Tips

Pizza shape is the way to stop or go slow! To get a pizza shape you have to squat shoulder with the part leaning forward and ski poles pointing back and down.

To change directions gently put your weight to one side.

Make sure that there is space in front or behind you to avoid a chain crash and to dodge people that are slow or have fallen.

Ski lifts don’t stop and you have to get on and off quickly. If you don’t feel confortable dominating your equipment, the lift might be a challenge.

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