The next day Addie, Stella, and Emory began ski classes. Mixed with lots of potty and snack breaks, they learned gradually how to maneuver on skis, ride the rope tow, and then ride back down little hills.
Less then 48 hours later, they were riding the lift and sailing down hills as if they were born with skis on their feet. (Meanwhile, their mother was still stumbling around in the snow, trying to remember how to stand, despite the encouragement of several instructors.)
Their learning curve wasn't without a few falls, but they took to skiing much faster than we anticipated.