How I did it: We took a road trip to Wisconsin during the weekend and spent the day at the Cascade Mountain Ski Resort. It was such a thrill ride. I didn't really imagine myself going Skiing or Tubing.
I didn't take any lessons but just tried the kiddie area and after a few falls decided to follow the others up the slopes. It was pretty scary going up the the first slope and I fell about 4 times going down but it was still worth it.
My first scary experience was when I kinda lost control then saw an obstacle ramp in front of me and didn't know if I should just go forward and hit the ramp or avoid it. Before I could do anything I was too late and still fell on the ramp, flew and landed hard backwards. It's a really good thing I had my helmet on though or I would have suffered some serious injuries.
The scariest experience though and the most thrilling one was skiing from Upper Adele's. That's the highest slope and one of the longest. While getting up there I kept screaming "What the hell am I doing!?!" "I don't know why I'm doing this!!!!" I'm so glad I had Chad with me coz he kept assuring me I can do it and I'll be fine. I did good the first few slopes down and managed to fall only twice. Then the next take off went on and on and on! I had no choice but to just keep going and I even went off trail a bit because I was so fast. I almost knocked off a skiier while doing so because of the speed. It was one of the most nerve wrecking experiences. The thing about these slopes...if you lose control you risk falling down the terrain running into trees etc. Not all the parts of the slope have a protective barrier. Whenever I saw myself losing control and unable to stop yet nearing the end towards the trees i force myself to fall. It's better to get all the bruises from falling rather than risking death! :S
I lost the guys on the way down coz I took the wrong turn though. Anyways, I did it and I made it out alive. I was so proud of myself after.
While up on that slope you know you've reached the Point of No Return! It's when you realize, there's no turning back. You have no other choice but to do it, despite the fears, the obstacles, the risks. And after numerous falls you just have to pick yourself up and try again....and again....and again... until you get to the end of your course! What an amazing ride that was! I still can't believe I did it. Read how I did it… 10 months ago