Originally Posted by Whoracle
Lessons for sure! I just started riding last season, and lessons were definitely a key factor in how fast i have learned. I got a package at Mt Hood that was 3 day learn to ride (3 lift tickets and 3 group lessons) for 150$, your mountain might have something similar. Our instructors never taught us the falling leaf. The second day when we got into our lesson, my friend and I were obviously better than the rest, so they brought out another instructor that just went with my friend and I. Basically private lesson for the cost of a newbie group lesson
My buddies were taught falling leaf. First thing they learned. And they used it as a clutch for a long time. They still use it on super steeps I learned to whip my board back and forth if I get scared ... I ain't no T-Rice!