First turns


One of the most fun things about being a parent is watching your children experience new things – especially things you enjoy. It’s an opportunity to almost experience something for the first time again. We had that chance this week when we went with some friends for a short vacation up to Beaver Creek to go skiing, and we put our oldest son, Ethan, into ski school for the first time. We weren’t really sure how he would do or if he would enjoy it, but it went great. I think he’s hooked. He spent 2.5 days doing lessons in ski school, and then on Friday, the last day of skiing for this trip and for this season, Kate and I got to experience a first – doing our first ski run with our son! It was a great way to end the trip and a great etched memory for our family.

Here are a couple videos to help you share in the experience:

Here’s a video with Ethan and his class at ski school:

If you’ve ever met Ethan then you know he’s a talker. Here’s our conversation as we rode the lift on the way to do our first run together as a family:

Here are a couple videos from our first run together as a family. Forgive the shakiness – remember that Dad was snowboarding down himself:

5 replies
  1. tank
    tank says:

    Man, that was awesome! Jealous of the skiing, but the creaking of your boots made my knees ache and almost feel like I was there. Ethan's a stud. Miss the Reddens.

  2. Erin
    Erin says:

    Way to go, Ethan! He's already a better skier than I am. Glad to know he observed the "no shakin" sign. 🙂

  3. Gina
    Gina says:

    Hello Redden family!!!! I am missing you and am SO glad to see you all having family fun on the slopes! Great job skiing, Ethan!!! Thank you for keeping us updated with the blogs and the email updates. Please email me new phone numbers or let me know if you have the old ones so I can catch up with Kate.

  4. Tomas Gerborg
    Tomas Gerborg says:

    Way to go Ethan! Terrific video. Finally got some skiing in…I am jealous. Greetings from Romania. Wish I had more time to catch up during DRIVE. Good to see you though. Peace-Tomas


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