Welcome! Learning is half the fun. Avoid icy runs in the morning, buy protections WHILE you learn, (not after you fall) and make sure to get on powder! that's what the board is for!
I have skied a number of times at the point where I get down all the hills I want to get down without issue. The last few times I have been out I see guys snowboarding and it seems more fun, so I decided I am going to take up snowboarding.
I jumped in with both feet ... I bought my own gear over the summer.
My wife and I both went yesterday for the first time and we had a blast. I am now in the market for equipment for her.
We took an hour lesson as soon as the hill opened which was a huge help.
I have watched a bunch of snowboarding tutorials to get the gist of turns, etc so I had a bit of knowledge going in. It put me way a head of the game.
I found these helped me a lot: Free Learn to Snowboard Videos | SnowProfessor
2015/16 -9- Kirkwood days
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