If you were following along on snapchat ( @footnotesnfinds) you know that Prabh and I went snowboarding for the first time a couple of weeks ago.
I have a few memories from the first time I went skiing, I was about 12 years old and let's just say it was not a great experience! it included me bumping into signs and people in order to stop and the worst of it was coming down on a bunny hill on my bum in front of my entire class because I was too scared to ski down it. Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago when my youngest sister convinced us to join her for snowboarding. I was really apprehensive. The images of my ski trip kept coming back to me and I told her I don't think it's a good idea (plus I am not in the best shape fitness wise currently). But the thing is she is my baby sister - 11 years younger - and I have a hard time saying no to her. On top of that I also wanted to give it a try. I thought "hey, I have tried out skiing, might as well try something new." Also my sisters and I love watching competitive snowboarding. We have met Mark Mcmorris twice! So there I was, on a weekend morning, which was also a terrible day out (super foggy and pouring rain) heading out for my first snowboarding adventure.
Prabh was determined to stick to skiing since she has done it before, but I convinced her to join us on the snowboarding adventure. So Prabh and I were first time snowboarders. We took lessons and let me tell you it is 100 times harder than I thought it would be! They make it look super easy on tv! I had quite a few bad falls. The experience left me with a slight shoulder injury, sore back, and blisters from the snowboarding shoes. But I am told that your first time snowboarding is difficult but if you go a few times it gets drastically better each time.
I am glad I ventured out and gave snowboarding a try - I know I would have regretted not trying it otherwise. Prabh and I concluded that you need to be more fit and more strong to snowboard than we thought. We also decided that since skiing is supposed to be easier to learn at first that we would try that again-- if there is a next time!
Here are some images captured from our experience: