The day after Christmas we packed up our gear and headed up to the mountains.
Us along with a bunch of cousins.
It seemed like a great idea since there is more snow here in the desert mountains right now than there is in Utah ski country.
What we should have known is that everyone and their dog had the same idea.
Seriously, check out that crowd:
Luckily once we got going it wasn't so bad.
Just us and some serious gorgeous-ness.
I kept having to remind myself we were only a few hours from home where it was close to 80 degrees.
I love that Dave's family is chock-full of serious skiers:Their skiing form is beautiful to behold.
And I love that all the cousins are catching that fire of skiing.
It's sure good to have a little peer pressure.
Grace had Claire going on all the jumps.
(very slowly :)
I had to stop every five minutes or so to soak it all in.
Lucy stayed in the valley with her not-interested-in-skiing cousin who helped out with her so much last summer (more about her in this post).
We missed her but she sure had a fun time and we can't complain about staying up at night with the cousins at Dave's sister's cabin we all gladly packed into.
Snow sure is a novelty when you live in the desert.