I’m not a cold sports person, maybe because I prefer sports where my feet are firmly on the ground. Also, growing up in hot South India, I never had the option to play in the snow. My first snow sighting was when I came to Atlanta, but it being Atlanta it snows like maybe 1-2 days a year inspite of many impending dooms of Snowpocalypse! The minions love to experiment with cold sports and we’ve settled on an annual ski trip in February which coincides with the older minion’s birthday week. Our choice to visit has been the Catalooche Ski Area in Maggie Valley, North Carolina which is only 3.5hrs drive away.

The weather was warm and snow was man made and almost ice. That also meant that there were less crowds. The minions both took a lesson as a refresher and went off on the beginner slopes in the ski lift all by themselves. We were nervous last year when the older minion was on the ski lift, but felt more comfortable this time even as the older one took the little one under her wings.

Cataloochee Ski Resort

Cataloochee Ski Resort

We drove by to Asheville for dinner but wished we had stayed there. Next time we go, it will definitely be to ski for atleast 2-3 days. 

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Our weekend ski trip – Cataloochee Ski Area