Forget waiting for snow bro, I'm already carpet boarding.
I'll have a sick carpet ollie and nose block down by the time the flakes fly. Maybe even butters!...
But yeah, I pretty much plan to have skating to J-turns down before opening day. Maybe even side slipping if I can find a decent spot. Then it's straight to the rope lift and garlands down the bunny hill. Once I have heel and toe side garlands down (I figure 2 - 3 runs each) I'll try linking turns on the same bunny slope. Probably not til after lunch.
Then in the afternoon it's a more serious slope and away we go.
I think buying my own gear to start gives me a huge advantage in being able to be familiar with the board, skating, etc. before I ever get to the resort. That, and the board I chose is rockered in the tips and is easy to initiate turns on according to the Transworld Good Wood review notes. Can you tell I'm pumped!
In the words of Barney Stinson "Challenge Accepted!". "It's going to be LEGEN-wait for it-DARY!
I'll be sure to come back and post on how I do. Opening day (snow permitting) is Dec. 8th.
But seriously any more comments on the setup? Thanks again for the replies!
Started at 44; take some lessons, have your friends show you how to roll over, get up/stand up, and fall. As soon as the snow falls at your house, go out and just try skating around on the flats, find a little slope, tie a rope to the bumper of the truck and get towed...just to get familiar with the little parts before you even get to the big hill. If you figure out how to skate 1 footy and can turn 1 footy you will be way ahead in just having your body aligned and the mechanics of how to turn.