It’s Spring and kids just had their last winter season ski race. Our kids did the best they have all season and finished with improved times, better technique, and a lot more friends.
My little boy got close to last in the fun nordic race because he was helping up kids who fell. He doesn’t relate to the hyper competitive spirit some parents encourage. The nice thing is one of the parents came up right when we were leaving the mountain on the last day, two days after the nordic race and thanked my son on his good sportsmanship helping her son get up when the two of them got tangled in the race. Her son ended up getting 3rd, but his parent used my son’s act of kindness to teach him a lesson of good sportsmanship. My son got close to last because he continue to help others kids up who fell which means he was going further back. :-)
After all that, he went for the classic I am so exhausted, collapse at the finish line.
The intensity is high which you can see by these girls expression on the face and flying hair.
The nordic is a lot of fun for the kids who spend their time downhill skiing.
It’s the end of winter ski season and in June Summer Ski Season starts at Mt Hood.