The 2 runs they had were covered in hard packed "Iced Over Cement"! First go round,..? I crashed getting off the lift
! (?????) Ok, obviously a bit rusty,.. got to the lip & started down,..
less than 8 ft. from the top!
Got up,.. pointed the board downslope & 2/3 rd's of the way down,..? On my ASS again
First couple years I snowboarded, and then after kind of hiatus during college, I was always *super* rusty on the first day of the season. It's like riding a bike, only you forgot how to ride the bike. Usually by the end of day 1 I was back in good shape though
-- I got there right about 3 (would've been earlier except I forgot my goggles and it was sunny so I went home to get them first. First few runs were icy. Not quite bulletproof, but really icy. After about 40 minutes they softened up a bit since there was some traffic on them. They had 3 total trails open and were only spinning the one high-speed quad chair, but it was never more than a 2-3 minute wait for a chair.
They had a few features set up: ride-on box about 1ft wide and maybe 10 ft long, a big corrugated redirect, and the shotgun rail. I was a bit hesitant to hit that rail on the first day but finally talked myself in to it, and it's just as smooth as I remember it from prior years. I had no major wipeouts but also didn't really try anything crazy yet