I just got back from skiing with the Jr. Highers at Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. This is an annual event, but for some unknown reason, I decided to rent a snowboard instead of skis.

Now, I’ve only skied 3 or 4 times, so I’m not great, but I do okay. I’ve watched the snowboarders the past couple of years and thought it would be easy to pick up.


I’ve never spent as much time in the snow as I did today. I am officially awful at snowboarding. Now, I need to add that our instructor was probably 10 years younger than me and it seemed like it was his first time teaching. The whole lesson was a joke. I’ve never had a teacher so out of touch with basic communication techniques and skills.

The day was good, though. No one was injured and everybody seemed to have a great time. Now I just need to get some sleep.

Author: erik

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  1. Although I wasn’t there, I think that it is safe to say that it is too early to tell if you are awful at snowboarding (not saying that it is out of the question, just a bit early to decide. :-P) I have been skiing most of my life, and snowboarding for half of it. The first 2-3 times that I went snowboarding, I spent more time on my rear-end and knees than upright. I think that it is actually easier to pick up than skiing, just a bit more painful. I think next time you should hit the half-pipe. hehe

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