I tried something knew...snowboarding and skiing.

United States
February 1, 2010 6:52pm CST
I made it a goal of mine to try new things this year. This past weekend I tried to snowboard. I actually just got back from my mini vacation a few moments ago. It was not a good experience, lol. I could not stand up at all on a snowboard. I tried for about 10 minutes to stand up, finally got up, and a fast skiier came down the mountain and knocked me over. That's what stinks about bunny slopes...you have a bunch of people who think they got it down and they try to do more than they are really capable of handling and they hurt others. The second day of vacation we tried to snowboard again and it wasn't working out so we switched to skiing. Turns out, I'm a natural! I did very well on the slops skiing and actually enjoyed myself. Before that, I was so miserable because I was only snowboarding because my boyfriend and his friends & sister snowboard so I wanted to be able to do something with them eventually. They are really experienced...like riding rails experienced. I was there with my friend who had also never been snowboarding or skiing and his parents ski but they are experienced skiiers. So now I am happy because maybe eventually I can get to the point that his parents are at and we can all go together. I'm also happy because they happen to have old skis and boots for me so I can stop renting, which is expensive! Has anyone had a similar experience?
2 responses
@jlamela (4910)
• Philippines
2 Feb 10
Wow!snowboarding and skiing are two extreme sports that I don't have the nerve to try.lol!it's too dangerous I would twist in horror every time I saw somebody doing these sports on TV. I admired your courage for trying these games. Well, personally I wanted to try and learn how to do figure ice skating, that would be a cool sport.
• United States
2 Feb 10
skiing wasn't that bad at all but the scary part is knowing your ski can fly off at any time...I wonder if they make ski locks?
• United States
2 Feb 10
Snowboarding has everything to do with balance, once you master that it becomes much easier to handle. When I first went into the mountains, I attempting skiing, which was fairly easy for the most part. I didn't do anything crazy, and my biggest concern was hurting other people. The next year we set up to go snowboarding, which took almost 4 times as long to get used to than skiing. Once I got that resolved, I had a blast spending over 80% of my time in the mountains wiping out. After a 10 hour day, I went home sore, bruised and beaten. . but at least I didn't hurt anyone else. :D They say practice makes perfect, but so far practice hurts. .
• United States
2 Feb 10
Ha - I just realized that I totally spelled new wrong in my title lol. I was THAT tired after this weekend, that's funny. I couldn't even stand on the board other than when I did lessons and that was with one foot off and stepping on the stomp pad. After I had to strap both feet in it was a mess for me. I was definitely completely sore everywhere.