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Originally Posted by Cbs84 View Post
So new I haven't even smelled the wax on a board yet.

I've been thinking giving snowboarding a try for a long time and I've finally decided I ain't getting any younger (now 27) so its time to stop thinking about it and do something about it.

I joined this forum because, the best place to get straight forward and useful advice, is of course, as everyone knows, is the Internet......right?

Anyways, Im from Scotland, and believe it or not, Scotland ain't the best place in the world for winter sports. We get plenty of winter weather but that tends to just be wind, rain and cold. Not enough snow to make snowboarding a worthwhile hobbie. Which really sucks considering theres a ski resort () only an hou away from me. Sorry, the reason I laugh is because, well, have a look for yourself:

Glenshee Ski Centre - Glenshee Ski Centre Panoramic Webcam

And thats supposidly in season! Therefore, before I really get into it, is there any advice you guys could share. I would be pretty much be doing this by myself since none of my mates are into it, so is the boarder community pretty chilled out towards newbies trying to get into the sport? Freindly? Helpful? That kinda thing, or is it a person by person basis?

Also, since Scotland isn't gonna be the place to properly learn or really enjoy it to its fullest, where's the best place to take a trip to. The most obvious places would be France, Austria or Switzerland, but someone told me that the best place to learn is Canada.

If anyone has any answers or any advice in general, i'd really appreciate it.

Well I guess Australia doesn't look so bad now

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