On the last weekend in March, Lou and Pete and Lou’s friend and his dad spent two full days at the Sierra Nevada ski station taking lessons. On the second day the beginner slope was pounded by high winds, which did little to reduce the enthusiasm of the kids although the lesson eventually had to be cut short.
Here’s a video of Lou on day two, making effective use of the pizza stopping technique (1:09). Note the backward skiing instructor, Javier. He’s a surf instructor in the summer with off the charts people skills.