President Obama’s family spends President’s Day on the slopes in Vail

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 21, 2011 5:36 pm

VAIL, Colo. — Michelle Obama and her daughters are hitting the slopes this President’s Day weekend in Vail.

Vail Mountain ski lift operators said Obama came through the lift line with a Secret Service entourage Saturday.

Michelle Obama’s press secretary said the first lady and daughters, Sasha, 9, and Malia, 12, were on a private family ski trip to Colorado, with several close family friends.

In a statement, the White House said the Obamas are on a “private family trip” that they are paying for, and that “the first lady and several close friends are chaperoning their children.” Monday is a school holiday for Presidents Day.                                                                                            

( Photo: VAIL DAILY – Dominique Taylor)