This weekend we went to Steamboat Springs so that I could take the Winter Driving Class at Bridgestone Winter Driving School that Iain had booked for me as part of my Christmas present. We drove up on Friday evening right after school, and then on Saturday morning I went and took my class while Iain and the kids went tubing at a nearby snow park.
As some of you know, I don't do too well driving in difficult wintery conditions; I really needed my confidence to improve. We started off with a half-hour session in a classroom, and then went out on a shuttle bus to the driving track. It is set up with all different kinds of turns: loose, tight, uphill and downhill. We did practice with brakes (ABS on and off), then went to do some skidding which was scary but tons of fun :) I definitely learned a lot and boosted my confidence about controlling the car a little more when I get into a tough situation!