If so, are you at the point or getting to the point where your children are surpassing you? I realized that I am dangerously close to that point on our last ski trip. I wrote a blog about it titled "How Long Am I Going To Keep Skiing?" www.wiimom.blogspot.com
How many of you are in this situation or do you have any advice/input?
Yes! I took Snowboarding lessons this week. Here are the results.
My DD started skiing at 4 - she is now 11 & has far surpassed my hubby & I.
I have actually decided to "retire" from down hill skiing -- call me chiken, an old dog .. etc.. but I am just too worried I will kill myself, so I go to the lodge, make the lunch, warm up cold toes - but I won't ski anymore.
cheers to a great family sport ( expensive, but awesome)
So far neither of my children can ski better than me or my husband. My son, 7, can out-board me, though. All of us tried snowboarding this holiday trip for the first time and it was fun, but so much hard work. Will seems to have a knack for it. I figure we will keep them with us until they get better than us and then we will have to trust the safety gear :D. Here's a shot of my husband and my daughter (she and I both switched to skiing for day 2...snowboarding was HARD WORK).
Margaret, I'll try the boot fitter (I didn't know there was such a thing). But when the boys get better than me, I won't be able to take pictures or videotape them except from the bottom of the hill (without me skiing down their runs - yikes).
Lesley, I see you have decided to retire. I, too, think about the possibility of injuries and just wonder if it's worth it any more for me. It seems as you get older, it's easier to injure yourself. In fact, you don't even have to be on the slope for that. On our last ski trip a couple of weeks ago, we were carrying our gear to the car and the parking lot was icy. Well, my feet slipped out from under me and, whoosh, I went down, carrying my skiis and all. Once my husband and sons made sure I was fine, they had a good laugh about it for days - glad I could be some comic relief :)
Misty, good for all of you for trying snowboarding. I'm not even going to try at this point (I can't even walk across a parking lot without falling). My 11-year old son loves snowboarding, but my 9-year old son doesn't want to try it, even though his older brother keeps trying to get him to switch. I guess only time will tell.