My name is Andrew but call me Andy. I'm 20 years old from Southern California. 15 Miles from Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, and then like 25 miles from Snow Valley. I started snowboarding in the 2010/2011 season in the spring time.
Before my thing was riding dirt bikes / quads and off-roading in my truck.
I never thought I'd be able to snowboard, seeing how I could barely stand on a skateboard. But I've always pictured snowboarding as this amazing sport. So I went up to Snow Valley and had a lesson. I was hooked. Sure I fell A LOT that first day, but it was something I knew I wanted to do, and wouldn't give up on. So after that first day I went and bought my setup. Then I'd be committed to keep going and trying to improve.
By the end of the season I was doing decently for someone that got a late start. Going down intermediate runs. I even made a trip to Mammoth because all the local slopes were closed.
The snow is in my blood now. Every night when I fall asleep I'm linking turns through waist deep POW, or hitting rails and box's. I've never EVER dreamt about riding a dirt bike. But every night is winter for me even in the summer.