It's been 2 weeks since we could get out again. Daughter had a dance competition and it rained the following day.
Our hill is scheduled to close this Sunday the 17th but did extend it one more weekend do to the coming snow and cold week, but next weekend it is over for us
Well the daughter and I got out yesterday. That will be her 2nd full day of riding.
We had a blast !!!! Started off just riding however she wanted, I didn't care about form. We slowly worked on some form/technique. I don't want her to comfortable with bad form but still balancing making it fun for her and not having her hate me. This worked out very well.
By mid day she had done some successfull linked turns. We blended comfort with teaching and this worked great. Before lunch she asked "dad can I go take some runs by myself?"
sadness fills, daddy's little girl orphaned me like the boys did. I said take 4 runs and we'll meet up and take some more runs. Again worked out well.
After lunch she asked to try that hill, pointing. One of our 3 black diamonds, I knew she wasn't ready but I also knew she could make it down safely heelsliping. The hill was super slow and soupy snow so I said sure. She made it down 2x and told me she isn't ready for that yet. A little slack of the parent reins and it all worked out.
We continued riding and the linking turns clicked more and more and she was able to ride our blue runs nearly the whole way linking turns. Of course there were falls and moments of heelsliping but those were so out weighed by linked turns.
Proud dad, happy daughter and we had a great day on the hill together