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    10-14-2011, 02:47 AM
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Yearling
The snow is almost here!!

Now who is ready for snow fun?

I bought my first snowboard and boots last year. I am stoked to go out again and snowboard. I started when I was about 8 years old, broke my arm snowboarding when I was 9, switched to skis, Lol Then last year I switched back to the snowboard and I'm loving it. I go about 2-4 times per year (as money allows) I'm loving owning a board over renting as well.

Where I am at most of the time : On my tosh. I landed hard enough to get my board stuck into the snow. Lol



But I have always wanted to do this!! Haha Okay maybe not with jumps....
     
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    10-18-2011, 09:41 PM
  #2
Yearling
I'd like to ski-jor. Without jumps!
And maybe not so fast as a horse can run. I've always seen myself doing it with dogs, rather than horses. Just saying.

We don't get snow here. And I don't drive to the mountain in snow. Though I was looking at this adventure/tour type group that offers snow-shoeing, and skiing, and boarding, etc. and can include bus trips from a meeting point down here. - I was thinking of attmpting the snow shoeing. (My parents tried to teach me how to ski when I was about 12. I was on the pre bunny slope and so terrified, I took off my skis and said I'm going to go find a place to build a snow man!)
     
    10-18-2011, 09:56 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Where was that video taken? That's awesome! We have ski resorts all around up here (closest one is 6 mi up the road) - I've never seen anyone do that before! Really neat!!!
     
    10-19-2011, 09:06 PM
  #4
Yearling
Yeah I can't jump without a horse pulling me, so I'll skip that. But just cruising around sounds like fun. I don't know where the video was taken, I just pulled it off YT. I trained my dog to pull me on my roller blades when I was younger. I made a harness and everything...I would be flying through the neighborhood while she ran at full speed. It took walking the dog to a whole new level.

I've always wanted to try snow shoeing but I've heard its hard =0

Your so lucky to have a resort close, I have to drive at least two hours to get to one here,
     
    10-19-2011, 09:32 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Snow shoeing is hard for me because of the kind I have - they are the best, but old-school style, and one of the last originals. Too wide. Since I'm only 5 ft. Tall, they trip me up too much!!
I prefer my winter treks wearing my trusty Sorrel boots (funny, because now I have a Sorrel mare!)
When the snow is really deep, (which it always is here), I can choose to stick to some seasonal trails (miles and miles right out the back door!) that have been used cross-country skis which makes it easier. Or, I can hike with my husband, and walk behind in his big boot tracks! HaHa
My brother lives in CA - he has raved about skiing Heavenly -
Our sons ski/snowboard in VT (Killington), and CO (Loveland)....
But there's "No place like home" with awesome powder right here!
Have fun this winter!!!!! Cool horse video!!!
     
    10-20-2011, 03:58 PM
  #6
Yearling
Ah, sounds like too much work to me. Lol.

Heavenly is pretty awesome, the Tahoe resorts are always great. I mostly am stuck with the southern california ones which are decent.
     

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