You know those people who suffer from seasonal depression during the winter months? Well, that's not me! We spend our weekends swishing + swooshing down the runs at Ski Wentworth in all kinds of weather at various rates of speed, knowing at some point it's going to come to an end, and that just happened this weekend. THIS is when my seasonal depression starts.
We ski on bluebird days, the coldest of days, and in the shittiest of weather, and then when the season is nearing it's end some of those crazy skiers + snowboarders dress in funny costumes, and catapult themselves into the icy cold waters of the Ender Bender weekends Aquaneige. I decided this year I wanted to shoot it, so I slid myself under the barrier along side the pools and braced myself. I knew I was going to get wet, I knew the risk factors of lying next to a big pool of water with people trying with everything they had to make it across without falling into the frigid water, but I wasn't prepared for how wet I would actually get! I was so cold, and soaked to the bone, but man it was fun. My camera is still sitting in the camera bag, I'm kind of afraid to look at it!
My parents actually didn't ski when we were kids, but we always had a season pass to Keppoch. They'd drop us off early in the morning, and we didn't leave until the last t-bar ran that night. It's how I grew up, then it closed. Years went by before I fell in love with the sport all over again, and I knew that I had to give my kids the same opportunity I had. There's no better place for a family, for kids, for anyone! Our kids entered the ski + snowboard programs when they were little, and have now gone onto instructing. That makes me so frigging proud!
Ski Wentworth, you're the best thing since sliced bread, your staff is top notch, and the beer at Ducky's are always cold! You make us wish winter would never end, we have made some incredible memories and some incredible friendships over the years! We will miss you, but we'll see you next year, or maybe even this weekend......wink wink......