Thunder Ridge Snow Much Fun For Everyone

Thunder Ridge Snow Much Fun For Everyone

Those of you who follow along know that we are always on the move. We try to always be busy and feel very strongly about our son being active and always trying new things.  We live in a great town and my husband and son were invited on a Father / Son ski weekend for an upcoming school break. Of course they want to go, but my husband has never skied and at 52 he is not about to start. My son is willing to try anything once especially if it means Father/Son/Friend time. We asked around and many of our friends suggested we take our son and have lessons before the big trip. My research began and I was immediately drawn to Thunder Ridge. Close to home, reasonable rates and beginner slopes where mom and dad could watch.

I am a nervous mom so I began to read the reviews and decided I would reach out to Thunder Ridge and inquire about their Ski Lessons. Meryl answered all my questions and after our conversation she recommended that we try a  Half Day Ski School .

Our lesson was scheduled to begin at 9:30 , it was suggested that we arrive early to make sure Nick was properly fitted for his ski equipment. Since he has never skied we needed to rent equipment. I will be honest I was a bit nervous what if they weren’t nice or accurate when they were fitting him? What if the equipment was old and out dated? After all this is my baby 9  years old and 5′ feet tall but still my baby…. WELL , was I beyond surprised. Not only was the staff knowledgeable they were extremely friendly. I truly believe the ease of getting equipment set the tone of the rest of the day.

Lindsey , helpful ,  diligent and extremely friendly

Lindsey: helpful , diligent and extremely friendly

Before we knew it 9:30 arrived we reported to the ski school area and decided to walk away and let them do their thing. The kids learn some basic positions without skis on. Next it was time to incorporate the terms they had learned with the skis.  First , “french fries” , your skis are parallel and then “pizza” your skis are pointed. These are the foundation of building your ski technique. Throughout ski school they were taught new terms and continued to build the basics.

Geared Up and Ready to Ski

Geared Up and Ready to Ski

After a quick break they continued to practice riding the magic carpet to the top of the hill and skiing down. I was in such shock and awe as I watched him relax and do it with ease. My husband and I truly accredit that to Jacob who was his ski instructor for the day. When ski school was over Jacob let us know that Nick was ready to be moved up to Level 2 and we should be sure to schedule a visit again soon.

Patient and Encouraging Jacob was an Amazing Instructor

Patient and Encouraging Jacob was an Amazing Instructor

Before we left Nicholas insisted that we let him try the Level 2 mountain which we did. As he got closer to me i saw he  mumbling pizza pizza under his breath. He knew that was how he would be able to stop. As I think about that Monday morning,  I can  clearly see the smile on his face and the look of accomplishment as he came down.

We still have a few weeks before the boys big ski trip and plan to make a couple more trips to Thunder Ridge. Shhh… Don’t tell him if you see him but he has a half day next week and lessons are awaiting him.

Exhausted After Skiing Thunder Ridge

Exhausted After Skiing Thunder Ridge

**Disclaimer** We were hosted by Thunder Ridge. We weren’t asked to do a written review but after my son’s amazing day I just had to.

In Transit On Broadway A Capella Musical

In Transit On Broadway

If you follow along with us on Social Media you know we are a  Broadway Family.  When Broadway Wiz reached out to us to review , In Transit  A Cappella Musical.We immediately said YES! The musical set in New York City that chronicles the lives of 11 different people.

The baseline set by Boxman (Chesney Snow), for thinking outside of the box, creates a continuation foundational heartbeat  for the entire performance and the connection between each of the characters.

In Transit is a Must See

In Transit is a Must See

The 11 member ensemble did a great job of creating the effect of a full orchestra in the non-existent orchestra pit. Each of the characters had their own individual story-line that the audience could resonate with.  Whether it is our own story, that of a friend or family member, or even just something we witnessed within society.

 Ali (Erin Mackey), the girl who dropped everything and moved cross-country for a boy.
Trent (Justin Guarini) and Steven (Telly Leung), a gay couple struggling with the acceptance of their life choices from friends and family, especially from Trent’s Mom (Moya Angela).

Nate (James Snyder) the overall well liked guy who makes one mistake and everything falls out from underneath him.

Jane (Margo Seibert) the wanna-be actress who moves to NYC but lives the life of a temp to pay the bills until an audition works in her favor.

Amazing Set In Transit

Amazing Set In Transit

The show portrays lifestyles that each one of us could relate to. In Transit shows us that we are not alone in the our lifes journey.  I was able watch each character through the various obstacles of life.  Watching them intertwine  their life paths as each story-line unfolded. Sticking by one another and not giving up on your dreams, but doing what you have to, so you can do what you love. The subtle one liners , pop-culture, and everyday references kept the performance fresh and relevant.

In Transit is playing at Circle In the Square , 235 W 50th Street

To purchase tickets call 212-239-6200 or click here 

*Disclosure: Main Street Mama was provided a ticket for review purposes