As I write this I am sitting on the balcony of my penthouse suite over looking the fall colors on the face of Blue Mountain.
My girlfriend has family in the Wasaga Beach area that we are visiting for thanksgiving, and we decided to have a nights get away at the Blue Mountain Resort.
If you have never been during the thanksgiving season, it's a must, with the "turkey sale tent event" all equipment and clothing, etc, are 50 60, 70, and even 80% off.
Which brings me to this forum, we have been bitten by the wanting to try boarding bug. She has never so much as downhill skied, I have a few times and quite enjoyed it, but both of us have friends who snowboard and find the possiblity of us partaking, quite exciting.
After talking it over we decided that this winter we are going to partake in lessons from a certified instructor at our loca hill.
I am 25 and she is 30, we are looking for advice, that should we enjoy our lessons and the sport, and decide to get into it, what equipment we should look at purchasing. We don't need top of the line half pipe shredding gear as that is not our intentions, something comftorable, durable, and reasonably priced, (and fashionable according to the mrs
) that will last us a few seasons.
Our goal is to have some fun and laughs and spills on the hill, carving and taking in the scenery. I am 6 feet tall and just about 300 lbs, I am very active and play on a competitive hockey and baseball team, as well as paintball, hunt, fish, camp, golf, race and jump sport quads, and powder carve and hill climb with my snowmobiles.
My girlfriend is about 5'4 and won't tell me her weight, however I will just throw a number out, around the 200lb mark. She is also very active, plays baseball, snowmobiles and four wheels.
I look forword to being a part of this forum, and sharing our new adventure with the rest of you enthusiast, and hearing your feedback.
smijy & burgs