Today, we took Miss Sydney on our skiing adventure. We arrived at Eldora Ski Resort a little before noon. Just in time for the half day skiing prices. I started skiing in 1997 at Boyne Highlands up in Michigan and have since racked up skiing in Indiana, Nevada, California and Colorado. I counted how many times I’d been skiing in my life and decided it was time to try snowboarding. 15 times… yep, ready for something new. Here’s Eldora.
Brandon and Syd went off to the greens while Kyle waited with me to get suited up with a snowboard. I got my boots and went to get the board. The guy just hands it to me and says “have fun”. I go…. ahhhh…. can I ask you a question. Since I had never been snowboarding I needed to know what foot was most likely to always stay strapped in. I’ve been told I wakeboard goofy foot, but to me it feels right. Turns out, the way I wakeboard is the way I should snowboard. We walked over to the easiest green lift and I strapped a foot in. I about fell right there. This damn board was slippery! It took quite a while to get used to dragging a 5 foot long board around while the other foot is trying to keep traction on snow.
Getting off the chair was fine, but maintaining my balance on one foot was not. I think all day I successfully got off the chair lift without falling 5 times, but luckily you have to sit down to strap in your other foot so you can kind of play off the fall if it’s graceful enough. After a few falls on my first two runs, I was ready for some bigger greens and blues. I think I did pretty good for my first time out. My only falls later in the day were because there was a 15 kid pile up for ski school and I didn’t want to make snowballs out of any of them. Kyle stayed with me for some runs until he was bored and ready for more challenges himself. I went back to find Syd and B. When they were done, I went back to the blues to find Kyle. I could have stayed up there all day, but everyone in my party was ready to leave. I think I found my new winter hobby. If anyone is looking to buy me a gift, I’m a size 9 boot and about a 150 board!