My school and I went skiing at Bromont. It was a fun, and cool experience. In the morning, we were separated into little groups. I did ski once before, but my mom put me into “Never done ski before” group. So they showed me how to put my skies on, how to brake in a pizza point… I already knew this stuff. So I started going down the little hill, and it was easy. My teacher told me that after, in the afternoon free time skiing, I could go on the second hill harder, for beginners.
So my class and I went for lunch. We ate, and after my friends “Beatrice, Elena, Elena’s sister, and Lauren decided to form a little group to go skiing together, because it was free time skiing. Paul had to come with us with his snowboard. We all went outside towards the chairs lifts. It was my first time going in a chair lift. It was fun! We were moving on in the chair lift when I realized we were heading to the top of the mountain. The very top. I thought we were going to the smaller mountain, with the chair lift, but no. We were heading to the top. They all had goggles, but not me so my face was freezing cold in the big winter breeze on the top of the mountain. I was a little bit nervous because all my friends thought I was good in ski, but I never went down a big hill like this one. I didn’t even think I was supposed to do it!
At the top of the mountain, my friends were already ready to go, so they already had started to go down. I didn’t have a chance, so I started too. They were all really good, and they went really fast. I only knew how to go in a straight line, and brake with a pizza point. I didn’t know that we had to do some slalom and NEVER go down in a straight line because you will go too fast. So I fell a lot of times. There was a ski patroller that went with me and Elena’s father to help me. Another ski patroller continued going down the hill with the other ones to watch them. Elena’s father showed me lots of techniques and he also showed me how to do some slalom. It took me a lot of tries to practice doing it on the hill. I fell a lot.
When I was finally done going down the hill, my friends were already there a long time ago. I felt a little bit happy, and a little bit discouraged. I was feeling discouraged because all my friends were really good, and I was just a beginner. But I was also happy because I’ve never done a big hill like this one before. I was happy of myself too, because it was hard, but I continued.
Now, slalom is a lot easier for me and maybe next time I’m going skiing with my friends, I could continue skiing down the hill beside them. I’m happy too because now, I’m in a more advanced level in the beginners, then before. I learned a lot of things on one downhill only.
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