Sunday, January 13, 2008

surf des neiges

this is a record for me. 6 hours of snowboarding in 3 days. on friday night we went to a local mountain, our first day of the season. it was super foggy, but still managed to be fun. today we went up to whistler where the weather was a bit better- clear skies at the top, foggy mid-mountain. somebody needs to come up with a colour changing goggle lense that adjusts to the light.

i took a personal risk of looking lame on the hill and learned to ride switch. i've been snowboardiing for a long time but never bothered to learn how to ride switch because i was too scared-it feels so awkward and i always catch an edge and eat shit. it's like learning how to snowboard all over again the other way. well, today with jon's help, i finally learned and it feels good to learn something new! i did eat shit a lot but i kept trying and i can link turns (slowly) now.

Whistler

Whistler

Whistler

Whistler

Whistler

Whistler

we waited around for sushi village to open, where we had some of our delicious favorites.

Sushi Village

Sushi Village

4 comments:

erin said...

oh man, i've been putting off learning to ride switch forever too... i make a half-hearted attempt every year but it's so annoying to fall all the time! good for you for sticking it out.

Top bird said...

Hilarious post (and beautiful photos). My husband would be v. jealous of your snowboarding fun.

Graziella said...

amazing photos! I dream of snow like that in the Southern California mountains every year.

Stephanie said...

it was a lot of fun and sushi village at the end was sooo worth the wait. my body was so sore the next day though! i see why stretching is highly recommended to beginner snowboarders (I guess now too, beginner switch riders as well!) ouch!