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Monday, March 12, 2007

Our First Time Skiing… Ever…

Posted by Tracy
Yeah, so … Hanna and I had never been skiing before (as of Feb 24th). Well, I get this email from one of the PricewaterhouseCoopers’ recruiters about a ski day that they are having, and that they would pay for Hanna and I to go (another recruiting event). Well, seeing as we could get voted out of Utah for never having skied before, we accepted and began preparing to be bruised.

We were both pretty excited and the day before rented our equipment and got everything ready. The next morning we headed up to the Sundance Ski Resort (talk about a beautiful drive with all the snow through the canyon) for our first day skiing. PwC had reserved a nice lodge and provided a wonderful breakfast for us when we got there. It was gorgeous. The little ponds and creeks up in the snowy mountains mixed with the log cabin lodges and roaring fire made for a wonderful start to our day. After breakfast we went to the base of the mountain where the first lift was and practiced walking around on our skis. I wish everyone could have seen the two of us! After a little while, I mentioned to Hanna that perhaps it would be easier going downhill since we would have momentum on our side and we should just give it a try. So after ten minutes of having skis on our feet, we started up the lift.

On our way up we sat next to a wonderfully kind gentleman and his daughter. You could tell they were pros. We struck up a conversation and quickly the discussion led on to it being our first time skiing… ever. I remember him asking, “So this is your first day? You mean, this is your first run?” “Yup”, we replied. “And you haven’t ever had lessons or anything?” “Nope” “So have you guys been on the bunny hill?” To which we replied, “What bunny hill?” hahahaha. Good times. We got a crash course in simply getting off the lift, but the second our skis touched the snow, Hanna and I were rolling over each other, falling down the hill.

We made it down though and although it wasn’t without some tumbles and bruising, we had a wonderful time. We can definitely understand why people love it so much. You just feel like you are flying – and you can’t beat the scenery. The mountains and trees were gorgeous. We hope to go again soon, hopefully when I am not making a fool of myself in front of a Big Four accounting firm I want to someday work for. On that note, we had a wonderful lunch with the people from PwC at the lodge. They had a kind of presentation during lunch were they talked about recent successes of PwC and some on-campus recruiting stories. The BYU PwC Partner also felt it necessary to have me stand up and give a brief summary of xTax on the spot (Keep in mind, I am the youngest school wise of all hundred-some people attending) which was interesting. But in the end it turned out to be a fun and wonderful experience for Hanna and me, and a great way for me to continue building a relationship with a great company.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the blog Tracy, glad to see things are going well for you and Hanna. I got to fire my first artillery shell this past week! Talk about a rush, I'll have to tell you more about it later.
-Justin

March 18, 2007 at 4:39 PM  

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