This year we went with my sister in law Lisa, and her family. We stayed in a condo that was walking distance to the lifts on the top half of the mountain. The place was great!
There was room to hang out in the family room in front of the fire...
...and a loft that most of the kids were able to sleep up in.
It snowed almost non stop for 2 straight days, making for awesome ski conditions!!
The kids (mostly Zach) put a lot of time into building a sled course. It was pretty impressive!
For the first day the kids all did a day of ski school. The ski school at Deer Valley is fantastic, and the reason my kids are now officially all better skiers than I am.
|The one and only picture of me on the slopes.|
It was a bummer, but Pete and the boys had a blast hanging on the slopes the rest of the week.
They sent me fun and cool pictures, and because we were so close to the slopes, they came home every day for lunch.
It was cold, much colder than we were used to. One day was so cold in the morning (-11!) that no one even left until after lunch.
I waffled from being grateful that I only had a knee injury and nothing something more serious, like a head or neck injury to having a pity party about the fact that I was injured on the couch and everyone else was outside having fun. I then ended up sick with a fever--really?? Like a jacked knee wasn't enough?? The last day was absolutely gorgeous- clear as a bell and sunny. My view from the couch was of the above runs.
Despite my bad luck, it was still a great family trip. The kids had fun, and we had lots of time as a family to just be together. And I really was and am grateful that I wasn't hurt more.
As for my knee, the final verdict came in on Friday with my MRI results-- an MCL that is partially torn off my tibia and a medial meniscus with tears in 2 places, partially extruding out of the joint. The MCL will heal on it's own, the meniscus will not. Looks like I will be spending our February break recovering from knee surgery.