In other news, we went skiing again today! More precisely, we started off with a snowboarding lesson, but my ankles couldn't take it after about 5 minutes so I switched back to skis. Andrei had much more luck with the board, though.
After I got tired of the easiest beginner run one of the guys working the lift pointed me to another which he said was pretty easy, called 'Turkey Shoot'. I perhaps should have been more wary of the sign that said "PLEASE NO BEGINNERS" on that lift. I went down most of the first quarter of that run on my butt, but then managed to make a decent pass at the rest of it - which I found when I got down was actually an intermediate run, not a beginner. But I did it, on my second day ever on skis. Allow me a minute of ego-basking for that one ;)
And then I fell over. Ow. But a good ow.