Be careful though....it's very addictive
As I mentioned in my intro a few pages back, born and raised in South Africa, and while we have snow there on some very big mountains, 3000+meters, the only resort closed down a few years ago. But it was while working at an American resort 10 years ago at the tender young age of 24 that I discovered snowboarding. Lets just say I got hooked, been obsessed with it ever since. So, enjoy, you won't be sorry
I'm not....but my friends and family think I'm nuts.