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This Is A Descriptive Essay About A Ski Trip.

785 words - 3 pages

I remember sitting in that ski lift chair watching myself rising further away from the ground every second, and getting closer to the beautiful clear skies that were in the background. As the chair went up I saw this beautiful view of people coming down this huge hill with their big coats and these trees right ahead of them. From my standpoint, they looked like professionals. Since I was only a beginner, I really didn't know what to expect when I got off that ski lift chair. From up there it looked like they knew what they were doing, and here I was, trying to ski for my first time down going down slopes. This was my first time in Lake Placid, New York. It was exactly like I imagined - thin, crisp air hitting my lungs. As I sat in the ski lift, I noticed that it had a sled-like shape attached to it, called a bi-ski. It had two skis on the bottom, and two small skis attached to the side, which are kind of like training wheels.

I remember reaching the top of the hill with a very thrilled feeling. As I got to the top, the instructor helped me off the chair. I couldn't wait to get on with it even though I was nervous. I felt the same way as when I went on the Nitro in Six Flags for the first time. I waited for the other instructor to explain how to control my movements. While he was talking, all I thought about was hitting a tree and embarrassing myself. I wasn't even listening to him, I just stood there looking at his red nose and chapped lips. He finally said something I found useful. He told me to lean whichever way I wanted to steer. After he finished explaining, I just went down that big hill of snow. I was so excited and scared at the same time, speeding down the hill so fast that I thought I might just lose control and hit a tree. It felt like I was going 100 mph down this hill, and that I couldn't stop even if I wanted to. All I heard was the wind roaring in my ears. I...

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