two people, one dog, and one baby figuring out life in Hawaii

Sunday, April 18, 2010


So a dream of Kenny's since he began skiing was to get to go to Whistler, BC and get to ski on the slopes there. After the Winter Olympics were there this year, Kenny had an even bigger desire to get to Whistler!

We arrived Thursday evening to get ourselves acquainted with the area and Whistler Creek.

Behind Kenny is the gondola that we took halfway up the mountain. You can't see the top of the mountain in this picture.

Then it was up at at 'em on Friday morning to hop on the gondola to get to skiing! I could tell you how pretty it was, but really, the pictures can speak for themselves.

This says "Elevation: 6,939 ft." That is really high up.

That night we went to Whistler Village to see the shops and eat dinner. Then it was back to resting at the hotel. Saturday we woke up again early to get on the gondola to ski our last day. Whistler has a Peak to Peak gondola which takes you from Whistler Mountain to Blackcomb Mountain.

We spent the day on Blackcomb until the rain came and the clouds descended on the mountains which made it harder to ski. So after a little souvenir shopping, we headed back to our hotel to head home.

It was a great way to cap off our skiing adventures in the Pacific Northwest, but now it is time to pack the ski gear for the next time we make a trip from our home in TEXAS to ski slopes. Strange.


the bee said...

i can't believe you went skiing in april! it looks beautiful and you look cute in your ski gear. did you find any extra gold medals left over from the olympics? can you mail them to me?

Anonymous said...

what a grand way to wrap up your tour of duty in the Northwest! Molly thanks for your brave attitude of becoming a real ski bunny! I can tell by the pics that this really did look like Heaven ( a winter Heaven) on earth. I will be cheering you on as you both pack and pack and pack! There will be more skiing in your future, but probably none to top this experience. Love, MOM

Bridgee said...

BEAUTIFUL pics Molly! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah@TheSmartKitchen said...

WOW! Those pictures are INCREDIBLE!!!!

Case and Los said...

Yeah, it's a bit of a bummer when you have to FLY somewhere to go skiing... but we do it anyways, b/c let's be honest, S. TX has nothing even resembling a hill, let alone mountain! Glad you could experience Whistler, we love that place, and the drive up!

Anonymous said...

Those pictures were amazing! Again this makes me miss Washington and you. Wish you were moving to Ohio and not to Texas. Good Luck with the moving process.