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One Last Hurrah!

It was a weekend of tumbles and fun! We hit Marmot Basin for one last hurrah of winter! And called to mother nature for the warm vibes of spring. We tackled the fresh powder, enjoyed the views of Jasper and loved every minute of  our weekend.

The conditions were perfect  a morning full of flurries but it was with ease we skied the wide open spaces. Enjoying the freedom and happy that there  no large crowds of spring skiers  overtaking the mountain. It was the perfect Saturday.   The children would ski, tumble, brush themselves off, get back up and ski on their merry way!

The resilience kids have is unbelievable and it is amazing to watch their independence shine. They are confident to take the lead and I no longer feel the need to have them covered in bubble wrap. Perhaps, I’m learning to let go a little?

My family and I love to ski. It’s those moment together that we spend laughing, challenging each other, and talking on the chair on the way up the mountain. That makes it such a great family sport!

Skiing is a valuable life lesson for children. It’s not only fun but it teaches our children as they ski in a powder bowl of heaven that the great outdoors has so much to offer to us. It is a world full of endless adventure, possibilities and freedom from the constraints of everyday life.

What is your favorite family sport?

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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga

16 replies

  1. I am kind of jealous of all that snow. Here on the coast of Texas, we are already going to the beach and enjoying hot summer days. In April! But I would still trade it for an occasional trip to the snow. (And why in the world can I never recall if “occasional” is spelled with two “c”‘s or two “s”‘s?)

    1. I’m very jealous of you Texans! Your beautiful weather and nice beaches! I might have to transplant myself there and enjoy the weather 🙂 As I look out at my messy yard I would give anything to be at the beach 🙂

  2. I couldn’t agree more. 🙂 Looks like you had an amazing time!

    This was another winter for me without snowboarding. Your photos make me crave a long run down a windy mountain! We used to go to Tahoe every winter for a week of skiing/snowboarding with friends.

    What age did you start getting your kids on the mountains? Mine are 3 and 18 mos and I’m dying to get back out there.

    1. We have a great time! I would love to ski Tahoe it’s on my Bucket List. We started our fellas at 4 and 6. It was the perfect age, no fear, and when they tumble it doesn’t hurt because they are so low to the ground 🙂 You should definitely dust off that board and back out there next winter! I also believe most resorts offer a day care for kids who are too little to ski. You should look into it and get back into the swing of things 🙂

  3. Our family until this year was heavily involved in mini-roadracing for motorcycles. My husband and my kids road bikes and I did registration and ran timing and scoring. My husband has officially quit (hooray) and now I am not sure what we are going to do as a family. Our kids are so different and like different things and it makes it hard to make everyone happy. Plus they are teenagers, and nothing makes them happy.

    1. WOWZAS! That would be a really cool sport! It must have been fun to watch the kids and hubby go! I’m very nervous about the teen years.I hope they will still want to be seen with me,speak more than a grunt, and wear their pants at the top of their hips:) A Mom can dream…

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