People, Jan. 9, 1978

While Mom and Dad bundled off to Europe on White House business, Amy Carter bundled up for her first ever ski lessons in Crested Butte, Colo. "She's pretty aggressive—and that's important—and brave too," said Instructor Mike Wells after Amy's first day on the slopes. "She tried to kiss a tree once, and she got up laughing." Amy, who is staying with Carter family friends in Colorado, will get a course in skiing fundamentals during her six-day visit, says Wells, and a chance to test her new skills on the resort's beginners' slope, Peanuts.

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