It was a GREAT trip!!
We did manage to find all the clothing we needed. We all wore waterproof pants (found in the fishing & camping department), worn over thermals and sweatpants or jeans. We had lots of hats, gloves and scarves. It was dry snow anyway, so we didn't even really need the waterproofing, but it was good to have the extra later of wind proofing.
I'll say one thing.. skiing is NOT for me. I took the lessons, but that's all. I do not like skiing, but I'm glad I tried it.
The kids, on the other hand, both of them took to skiing like a duck to water. They took their lessons and they were off skiing on their own for the rest of the day. Intermediate slopes and all!!
DH was all over the slopes, even the terrain slope. But I was surprisingly not worried, and had a great time just staying warm and watching everyone. Perfect North Slopes is a wonderful place for families. I felt so safe and secure knowing that the kids were fine where ever they were... which is totally unlike me. I am a hardcore worrier and even with my baby off on her own skiing, I was happy as a clam. She was told to come in and warm up when she needed it and meet us at the fireplace after her lift ticket expired.
No one got hurt! We were all sore the next day, but we're fine now. I have some bruises on my shins from the ski boots though. I don't know HOW people wear those all day. Maybe mine were too small, or too tight, or something. Ugh.
All in all we had a FABULOUS time, DS even said it was the "best weekend EVER". I got to play in the snow (man made and real) and experienced temperatures down to 7 degrees. Loved it. We'll be planning ski trip #2 soon! Pix coming on my blog soon.