Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Going, going...

plein air, 6" x 6", acrylic, 'Night Skiing'

Kelly Canyon Ski Resort is located in the Targhee National Forest near the south fork of the Snake River northeast of Idaho Falls. Kelly Canyon was founded by E. Bud Johnson and established in 1957. Bud was a workaholic with farming as his passion. He began a successful dry land farming career on the foothills east of Idaho Falls in 1938. He created a winter job by developing the Kelly Canyon Ski Area. He owned and operated the area for twelve years. 

I have been involved with the Discovery Elementary School Ski Club for the past 2 months. Students from the local area are bused to the Kelly Canyon Ski Resort for night skiing. Ski and snowboard instructors meet beginning students for 1 hour lessons. The slopes are littered with newbies and encouraging adults.

It is amazing how quickly kids take to these fun winter sports. Their center of gravity is so low to the ground, they seem to pop up after a spill and keep going. They are so resilient and daring! 

Is it possible for us to do the same in our personal and professional lives? Are we resilient to changes and transitions? Can we pop up after something negative happens to us? Do you know how to snow plow?

Looking out the lodge window gave an interesting perspective to my ski season adventure. 

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