I want to share with you all my experience with skiing for the first time ever! It was such a fun time (especially when I fell because the snow was so soft!) learning how to ski and how to “pizza” instead of “french fry.”
So, California, but particularly Southern California, has been receiving a ton of rain lately. And while down here in Los Angeles, we get all the rain, up in the mountains, like Big Bear Mountain, they get all the snow! Usually because of the drought, Bear Mountain Ski Resort uses these big machines to make their own snow, but because we had had a very long week of nonstop rain, there was actual real snow up there! Check out their page for more cool stuff you can do there!
I have to say, the drive up there was long because there was a lot of traffic (since everyone was rushing to see the snow and ski) but it was gorgeous. I had never seen that much snow in my life; granted I’ve only seen snow maybe 3 times in my life because southern girl. I felt like I was in a movie, honestly. The houses and the trees and the roads and the snow were all so perfectly set up like a real-life movie!
Every year the Civil and Environmental Engineering department sets up this ski trip for those students in the department. Guests are welcomed too! We get to ski for a discounted price so that was wonderful. I went with 3 friends, Lexi, Liv, and Alex, who are all in the Civil and Environmental department as well. Lexi and Liv are both Environmental engineers and Alex is a Civil Engineer with and Emphasis in Environmental.
Both Lexi and Liv knew how to ski so they taught Alex and I. It was pretty difficult to get the hang of it but it was so much fun learning. By the end of the trip, I had gotten the hang of it pretty well and was ready to move onto the harder slopes but it was unfortunately time to go.
I can’t wait to go back again!
P.S. Check out this cool shot I posted on my Insta!