Every year we plan a ski/snowboarding trip over the kids winter break with a few of our best friends. This year we are in Montana, and despite a few sick children (which seems to be unavoidable at this time of year) we are having a great time. It is a real pleasure to spend a week with friends, and the kids think it is heaven to all be sharing this big house and spending the week in ski school together. The older boys are becoming excellent snowboarders, and the younger kids are loving skiing. Even I am finally getting a bit better at snowboarding!