Snow boarding Vs Skiing

After the relatively warm winter we had so far, when the weather finally decided to dump foot upon foot of snow upstate, snow sports was all I had on my mind. I keep on getting jolted out of my nightmares on the subway about me falling through a crevasse that stays hidden in ice and snow. That was when I realised that I had developed this mental block against skiing, after my fall 2 winters back, on the Blue Mountain, PA.
I am an intermediate in skiing and I was just starting to come off the bigger slopes, back in ’05. Then it had to happen. A fellow snow boarder, also from NYC, slipped and crashed into me. He had a broken knee and I ended up tearing a lot of stuff in my knees, but thanks to therapy, after 6 months, I am more fitter than ever.
That put the age old saying in mind – “Skiing is easy to learn, but tough to master” and “Snow Boarding is tough to learn but easy to master”. So I decided to give snow boarding a try last season and I did feel it was tough to board…but once you had the hang of it, that pretty much was it.
I am raring to snow board this season, which is suddenly in full swing. There is a wonderful sale price going on at most of the resorts in the Catskill Moutains, hardly 2 hrs drive from NYC. I am opting for the Windham Mountain….lets see how that goes!

1 Comment so far

  1. Gwen (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2007 @ 4:06 pm

    Eeek! You’ve crossed over to the dark side!

    More seriously, I’ve heard of such an accident as you had and that really freaks me out on the slopes. That is, I try to be conscientious about staying in control – and I don’t go often – but paranoid that those speed-demons might lose control. Congratulations on healing and getting back out there! =)

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