Yeah no back country for me. It tends to be a little too warm here in the winter and we have to rely on blown snow (that's why there's so much ice). Mainly riding groomers and might try to get in the park some this year. It's crazy though, I lost about 20 pounds in the first few weeks of the season last year, and by then I had learned pretty well (it was my first year boarding). I had a pretty good rider suggest a 155 for me at my local shop, so I'm not sure why he suggested the 155cm. Either way, I was able to control the 155 easily, I guess the only concern would be my fat ass snapping the board.