When you think New Year’s Resolution, what comes to mind? Probably weight loss or spending more time at the gym, right? Because of that, learning to do something new or spending more time doing what you love can get overlooked.
Learning to Board
For anyone who has always wanted to snowboard but hasn’t actually gone and done it, make it your goal for 2015! snowboardaddiction.com gives some great tips for beginners. To summarize, they said:
– start in the learners area or “Bunny Hill” near the bottom of the run
– strap in to your board while sitting, facing downhill, then stand up and point your front hand down the fall line
– let yourself come to a stop as you ride into the flats after you’re comfortable controlling your speed and stopping on both edges, try starting at the top of the run
Don’t get discouraged if you fall a lot or if you feel like you’re terrible at it. Everyone has to start somewhere.
Spending More Time on the Slopes
It can be hard to make time to board, but there are three small things you can do to move your time around and get out there.
1. Put down your electronics. It’s amazing how much time is wasted in front of a screen. Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, are some of the biggest culprits. Instead of spending your Saturday glued to your phone or binge-watching your favorite show, go board instead.
2. Use a vacation day. You have vacation days for a reason. You may not want to use one so early in the year, but taking one day once or twice for a three-day weekend before the snow is gone is a great way to get some boarding in.
3. Get some sleep. To get the most out of your time snowboarding, make sure you sleep well before you hit the slopes. You don’t want to waste your vacation being tired. Make the most of your trip and stay well-rested so you have the energy you need on the slopes.
We hope this helps you keep your resolutions this year. We’ll see you out there!