Snow Skiing [Flat Top, WV]

It’s 2011. I hope that everyone had Happy Holidays and a blessed New Year. What better way to kick off the New Year than by heading to Flat Top, WV to go snow skiing. I have never been– and let me just tell you, it was certainly an experience. I don’t think I knew exactly what I was in store for. I wanted to give up the first 15 minutes I was out there but I pushed through it and survived.

We left last Sunday afternoon and drove straight through, 10 hours. Our Van ride up was certainly entertaining. I had not clue Justin Ingram could do the robot or that Brittni Shultz could sing some KILLER nursey rhymes. Andrew Banach is also pretty talented at doing a hand stand in the van while moving. Marcus slept most most of the way there, Aaron and Jonathon kept to themselves mostly, but laughed hysterically every few minutes. Oh, and I found out I suck at Tic Tac Toe.

We finally arrived at in our destination city but had to make one quick stop before heading to our condo for the week– WAL-MART. Brittni was our very own personal chef last week. (I had no idea she was such an awesome cook) But in order for her to cook we need a couple things, well actually alot of things. I can honestly say it was the quickest grocery run I have ever been on. We were in and out in 45 minutes. Brittni stationed herself in one centeral location on the grocery side and sent each of us out to grab what she needed– after picking each item up, when then reported back to Brittni to grab the next. My Items: Parsley Flakes, Butter, Coleslaw.

After arriving to our condo about 1:30am we quickly unloaded the van, put all the groceries away, finalized sleeping arrangments and headed to bed. (we had to be up and ready to go at 8:00am) My roomies and I were up at 7:30. I took a hot shower, put my long johns on, 3 longsleeve shirts, my ski bib, and a warm jacket– I was ready to go, ready to start my ski journey. Like I mentioned above it was certinaly an experience. It’s fun once you get the hang of it. But the first inital hour– not too good. Trust me. Lindsey, Marcus and I know first hand. I eventually got the hang of it and it was history from there. I had a very patient coach/ teacher Jasen Ryll and even more patient fellow skier & snowboarder– Andrew and Lindsey.

Our 2011 Ski Trip was truly a blast. I had a ton of fun–I love being able to take a trip with friends and come back better friends than before we left. It was certainly a memorable trip. I made it back alive. That’s all I was hoping for. Thank You to everyone who managed to put up with me for the week, and a very special thanks to Jasen Ryll for putting our trip together. Below are a few photos from our trip. I didn’t take many pictures, so I combined some photos that I took and Jasen took. Enjoy!

I failed to mention above– but Lindsey and I accomplished a very difficult course, a black diamond. As beginner skiers everyone should clap for us.

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  1. Andrew Banach says

    Great job on the blog! I lost it laughing on “Oh, and I found out I’m not that good at tic tac toe.” Yea, you were horrible. The trip was a blast too with you bud.

  2. We were the most improved skiers! This trip has so many funny anecdotes, but one of my favorite times was when you and I were stuck at the top of the mountain and we saw all of those church people. And also how I got so close to the Nose Dive run and how you were going to ski down it to save me if I fell πŸ˜‰ lol

  3. yo! im not likin that i didnt get to go w: yall. looks like yall had a blast. and trust me i can rel8 to not knowing how to ski at first or should i say snowboard. just ask crystal mason…

  4. glad you came back in one piece and alive too..:)) lools like fun:)

  5. Love, LOVE the blog!! Thanks for the virtual high five- I had such a Blast with everyone! I have never cooked like that in my life- I’m glad everyone survived! haha. Note to self: Don’t cook chili the night before we leave for a 10 hour bus ride! πŸ˜› Oh, and if grocery shopping was an Olympic sport, we definitely would have gotten the Gold!:D The skiing wasn’t too bad either- Especially since there was some good lookin’ guy there burning up the black diamonds and taking jumps with extra long skis on πŸ˜‰ Justin.

    Love you guys!

  6. These are fantastic, I need to visit this blog more often, it makes me smile, but you do too, so, I guess the smile is no big surprise πŸ™‚

  7. Love that you are mixing it up w/the personal posts!! I need to do more of that for sure. I have been skiing once in CO (w/ex-hubby) and I hated!!! haha. black diamond? color me impressed, for real.

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