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SUN PEAKS, B.C. — Our daughter, Grace, shuffled away from the top of the beginner Platter Lift, pointed her skis downhill, and took off. The sun had set and the dark path was only partially lighted by houses along one side. After several ski lessons here, Grace knew the way and swooshed along, unfazed by the darkness, the pitch, or the sharp turn partway down the hill.
“Aren’t you supposed to do the pizza wedge?” I said, accelerating to keep up, and referring to a maneuver that keeps the skis moving slower and more controlled.
“Oh, Mom, pizza is for stopping, not for skiing,” said Grace, 4½.