With no visit today Ragul and Victor took us to a beautiful ski resort in the mountains for a spot of skiing. It was fantastic!! In any other part of the world we would have had to complete long and boring training sessions before we would be allowed anywhere near any slopes. Thankfully this is Kazakhstan after we hired our skis we basically did whatever we liked. Amanda had the good sense to stay near the bottom of the mountain on the beginner slopes. I headed straight for the ski lifts, after all, how hard could it really be!?!?
Skiing is the ultimate ‘looks easy when you know what you’re doing’ activity, I discovered at the top of the mountain that’s its not as easy as it looks!! Half-way down though I started to get the hang off it, nothing like seeing a corner coming up at high speed to motivate you to learn how to steer!!!
We all had a really good time and though we would have preferred to see Leah it was great to finally do something different! Check out the pics and vids at the bottom of the post!
Thanks again for all your comments, texts and emails we really love reading them, especially when you tell us how lovely Leah is!!
Philip, Amanda & Leah
Amanda, Ragul & the Nels
Amanda on the slopes
View from the top
The red coats in their natural habitat!
The ski lift of Doom!!