Good morning! There’s so much work that needs to get done today, but I want to blog first since it’s still early.
Yesterday, Jeremiah & I finally used our passes to go snowboarding. We bought them in early February because we had two planned trips that didn’t work out because of all the snowstorms that were happening.
We drove straight to Sierra-at-Tahoe from Sacramento & it only took us an hour & 30 min. vs. 10 hours!!!! That’s how long it normally should take 😩
Once we got there, it wasn’t that tough to find parking. It actually wasn’t that busy as opposed to the other times we went. I’m just going to assume that because it was sunny, people are less likely to go or maybe people had weekend plans for St. Patrick’s Day?
I got off the first lift successfully!
We didn’t take out the GoPro until our second run because we wanted to see how long we’d board before falling.
& we only fell twice!!!!!!! I ate it the second time where I ended up hurting my wrist, but the fact that we only fell twice is a record! We did so horrible last time & it was the first time we ever used our boards since we bought them. I have a friend that said we probably kept falling because we didn’t get our boards waxed. She said that if your board looks like it has string/hair on the bottom, it’s harder to board because it will stick to the snow causing you to fall a lot. I’m glad we were able to finally snowboard somewhat successfully this time.
We went on the green/easy trail first called “Sugar & Spice”, but made a left turn on intermediate/blue trail called “Lower Main” which is a pretty steep heel that you can kind of see in the below photo. I pretty much just “leaf” the whole way down every time because I didn’t feel like dying 😂
We did our first run!
After our first run, we had lunch & gave our legs a break. That hill you see on the left in the bottom Photo is the one we went down at the end of our first run.
We headed back up the slopes at 2 PM because we wanted to get one last run in before they closed at 4 PM.
We did “Sugar & Spice” the green/easy trail the whole time, which we regretted very quickly. I forgot that the rest of “Sugar & Spice” sucks because it’s so flat that you don’t really get to move or learn vs. going down a hill.
I’m doing so much better! My legs just hurt so much. It’s like I’m doing squats forever 😭
It wasn’t that busy on the trails at all, but like I said, it’s probably because it was sunny? It was tough trying to snowboard in the heat. Jeremiah & I took our jackets off & just went in our long-sleeves. There was a group of guys just going shirtless too.
Of course I had to stop & take a photo of the view up there!
At the end of the day, Jeremiah was really proud of me for only falling twice & that I did so much better! We might invest in a season pass next year so that we could go more. We always just do one trip a year which doesn’t help us learn as much, so we want to go more often so that we can gain more experience & get comfortable.