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First Skiing Trip- Camelback Resort

**Skiing trip was sponsored by Momtrends and Camelback. All opinions are my own**

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I’ve done a lot of firsts this past year– visiting Chicago, going to a haunted house, and this past weekend I started off the year with my first ski trip! SKIING! ME! Never in a million years would I have seen myself trying to ski. It’s not something my family or friends grew up around so when I got the opportunity to do it, thanks to Mom Trends and Camelback Resort, I jumped at the chance to experience it!

Luckily, Ziana was able to tag along and we made it a family trip, minus Gunner. We had about 3-weeks to start planning since we had no gear whatsoever. Alright, just call me naive right now because when I was thinking skiing gear I seriously thought I was going to be looking like a snow bunny, all cute taking some amazing photos like those girls on Pinterest . Hey, it’s what I do on a daily basis! If you saw the vlog you saw the oompa loompa in me!
Below is what we bought:

Me 5’1:
1- Jacket in a size small, which I absolutely hated.
2- Pants in a size small, hated too!
3- Goggles loved these!
4- Gloves I originally was going to wear these in an XL, but they were extremely big so I opted to get some Walmart gloves which in the long run suck, but kept my hands warm.
5- Skechers

1- Jacket in medium
2- Pants in small
3- Goggles
4- Gloves
5- Skechers

ZIANA ELIZ (4 y/o)
1- Burlington Coat Factory
2- Pant suit in size small
3- Goggles
4- Gloves

Ziana and myself never skied before so we definitely were going to get Camelback’s beginner’s package, which included a group lesson for 90 minutes, open-close lower-mountain lift ticket, and open-close equipment rental. The lesson was crucial for us since we didn’t know a thing and we learned after the lesson the basics; stand on a mountain, put on skies, turn and stop. There are 37 trails to ski on, 16 lifts, there will always be snow- 1200 plus snowmaking guns at Camelback. There’s a good amount of places to eat on the resort which was great for us since the boyfriend is a picky eater.

We did skiing for a few hours and then moved on to something I knew for I’d love– snowtubing! We decided from the start we’d do snowtubing at night because they had their galactic LED show– all 42 lanes light up! You can go alone, with someone OR go all together in your own tube while tied up to the other tubes. Super fun and we were there for a good two hours. However, you have 3-hour sessions due to the tremendous popularity.

Okay, so skiing isn’t your thing? No problem. What’s great about Camelback is that they aren’t just a skiing resort– they have outdoor and indoor waterparks, family activities- rock climbing, bowling, golfing, arcade, lazer fun, and pottery. Then on top of that, yes, theres more– they have mountain adventures; Dual Zip Lines, Mountain Coaster, Mountain Segways, tree-top fun! Although we just did the skiing we do plan to go back in the summer to try out all the other fun.

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