Shredding. It’s what the cool kids say.

So over the holiday break I tried something.

I tried snowboarding.

Fun time with great friends.

A bunch of friends and I decided to take a lesson at Bretton Woods, in New Hampshire. It was definitely the way to go. I recommend if you are new to skiing or boarding to take a lesson. At Bretton Woods they offered a package deal; skis/board/poles/boots, lift ticket and lesson for 85$.

Pretty great deal if you ask me! Plus this was on a holiday. Boom.

So here’s the breakdown…

$$ (depending on if you rent equipment or not)

  • I highly recommend getting a lesson. If you are new you will save yourself a lot of frustration by simply having someone teach you. 
  • If you can, go with friends. You’ll spend the whole time laughing and less time feeling the approaching bruises on your bum. 
  • Wear warm, water resistant clothes and lots of layers. You will be spending a lot of time on your butt, hands, etc. It’s vital you aren’t cold and wet. Bad combination. 
  • Make sure to hydrate, eat a good meal and skip the bloody mary. Boarding has a lot to do with balance. If you are even the slightest bit tipsy and a beginner…. well do I need to finish that sentence? 
  • Have fun and don’t take it too seriously. If you are worried about spending that much $$, look out for deals on Groupon, LivingSocial, LevelUp or Bloomspot. All have had some fantastic deals for rentals/lift tickets. 
  • Lastly, look for smaller mountains in your area. Larger venues might have steeper prices. Check out reviews or even Yelp for more tips. 

Now go shred it up on the fresh powder! Alright, I don’t exactly have the lingo down.

And possible not the balance either…


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