I’m five minutes late, I don’t know where to meet my instructor, I can’t remember which pocket has my ski lesson card and I don’t know when to click on my skis.
I was making my way down and across a deserted Colorado mountain on my skis in a heavy snowstorm so that I could watch my 17-year-old daughter Reggie ski down a slope so steep and rocky that it’s been closed to the public for years.
HEIDI VOELKER is a three-time Olympian and 12-year member of the United States Ski Team. She’s Deer Valley’s Ambassador of Skiing and mom to Lucas, 8, and Stefan, 5, who now ski on Park City Mountain Resort Ski Teams.
One night, we had been in the hot tub for about an hour when we decided to go to bed. My chivalrous husband Jamie hopped out of the tub to grab our towels inside. Or at least he tried--he turned the knob to the door and nothing happened.
My progression to Snowmama started when a friend suggested we try adaptive skiing at the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, CO. My younger son Carter is a full time wheel chair user.
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