I was in a frenzy in the weeks leading up to our Christmas vacation. Boots, gloves, helmets, goggles, sweaters, coats, Christmas presents, clean house.... SO MANY THINGS TO PREPARE! Hubby and I have signed the girls up for Ski School and we were looking forward to our second trip to the Sun Peaks Ski Resort in Sun Peaks, British Columbia, Canada.
Our friend, Judy (the Baker Extraordinaire) goes to Sun Peaks with her family every Christmas and even though she has asked us (many times!) to go along, we always decline for fear of intruding on her party. We finally decided to tag along last Christmas when she reassured us that we wouldn't be in her way at all. We had so much fun then we were excited to go again this year.
The drive from Seattle to Vancouver, BC took us about 1.5 hours and the bus ride to Sun Peaks took about 5, including a 1-hour lunch break at Aberdeen Mall in Kamloops, BC. By the time we got to the hotel, there wasn't much time (or daylight) left for skiing. Ski School will have to wait until the next day.
The next morning couldn't come fast enough! We all got up bright and early to head to Ski School.
We had enrolled the girls in 3 full-day classes. The students were grouped according to their Skill Level and each group includes 1 (sometimes 2) instructors and about 8 kids.
|Lunch time at Ski School|
Hubby and I loved that lunch for the kids was included. It was nice not to have to worry about that while we were on vacation.
|You know that it's lunch time when the ski racks are full.|
The weather was great at the ski resort but the snow came down hard on Christmas Eve.
The snow was a blanket of white that transformed the ski resort into a shimmering winter wonderland. We were in awe of the beauty that surrounded us. It took our breaths away!
We had done so much prep work and had looked forward to this trip and before we know it, our vacation was over and it was time to head home. The kids had a blast at Ski School and Hubby and I were grateful for the break. Thank you, Judy for inviting us to go along with you again. You are right, Christmas is more fun with friends. :-)