My name is Wes, I am 19 years old and I am from Florida. I have just gone snowboarding for the first time at Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico for the past two weeks and I am hooked!
As I previously said, this was my first time ever snowboarding so the first 3 or 4 days I was cruising around the green and blue trails getting the hang of it because I did not want to take lessons. By the 8th day I was making my way down the black diamond trails, and on days 10, 11 and 12 I was ripping down the double black diamond trails from the top of the mountain. I have always loved the mountains so when I began snowboarding I fell in love instantly because I get to be in an environment I love, and I get the adrenaline I crave.
I have done board sports all my life, starting with skateboarding at 8 years old, surfing at 13 years old and wake-boarding at 16 years old. Naturally I picked up snowboarding pretty quickly; and I discovered that I enjoy snowboarding more than all of the board sports I have ever done.
I hope to meet some interesting people and discover more about snowboarding during my time here.
TL;DR Wes, 19, Florida. First time snowboarding was the last two weeks and I am hooked. I have done other board sports but nothing compares to snowboarding. I hope to meet some interesting people during my time here.