Day 3 was a day spent traveling and becoming familiar with our home for the next week at Apex Mountain resort. We departed Vancouver bright and early and headed East through the Okanagan Valley, stopping at the town of Hope and Princeton for breaks and our first views of snow. At each stop the temperature gradually decreased until we reached our final destination, Apex Mountain. We settled into our new digs and went for a short tour of the village finding out where we can get supplies, eat our meals, have our lessons and finished off by collecting our ski and snowboard gear. We were now all ready for the next 5 days of skiing and snow boarding. In the evening we played a game that he;per us to continue getting to know each other and we had lots of laughs.
Day 4 was our first day on the snow and after meeting our instructors we had our first two hour lesson for the week. It was great to see all the group members persevering with what is a completely foreign activity and environment for most of us. The skills are improving rapidly and as the day progressed, more and more of us were able to graduate from the practice slope and head up to the summit for a ride down the Grandfathers Trail, one of the easier trails but providing great views of the entire mountain and its surrounds. Tonight is movie night after another great dinner. Looking forward to four more days of awesome snow and great fun.