It’s winter time again, which for me means more snowboarding! I went to Neko-yama for my first snowboard trip this year with some friends a few weeks ago. I tried to go to Mt. Daisen a couple of weeks ago but it was closed because of strong winds!
When I moved to Japan I had space to bring either my snowboard or my golf clubs. I chose the snowboard.
When I was about five years old my parents got me started skiing, and I skied for about eight years until I switched to snowboarding. When I was about 11 I wanted to switch to snowboarding, but my mother thought snowboarders had a bad reputation, so she told me that it was illegal for me to snowboard before I turned 13. I foolishly believed her, so I waited until I was 13 to start snowboarding. I haven’t skied since.
To me, skiing was pretty easy to learn the basics, but it took a long time for me to become good at it. Snowboarding, however, took me a while to learn the basics of, but once I figured out how to turn I got better very quickly.
How about you? Do any of you have any experience skiing or snowboarding?