I tried it when I was 19, found out drinking and actually learning to snowboard do not mix. I finally got on a board again this year, um, I am way older, 32. It is fun though. I wish the first time I went out and took lessons, I took it more serious. We are teaching our kids, they are 5, 6 and 9. The 6 and 9 year old girls rock, the 5 year old boy, not so much.