Thank you for all the advice
If i do this trip i will make sure i do plenty of stretches before and after I ride! Also with the real snow, will it make me ride faster? As i'm one of those riders who panics a bit when i go to fast haha.
Oh one more thing that's scaring me a bit is the whole chair lift thing! I've read so many horror stories about getting on and off these with a board... is it really that hard to do?