There was no way I was coming to Vancouver and not heading up to the snow... I mean, c'mon!
I had unbelievable fun. I was battered and bruised and I loved it so much. I'm definitely thinking of investing in equipment, I'm now hooked and really hungry to get better at it.
We only brought our small digital cameras just in case the snow damaged our big cameras but I still managed to catch some shots on the beautiful Grouse Mountain (which is only about 30 mins from the city center by Sea Bus).
If you ever get the chance to go snowboarding... do it! I simply cannot describe how fun it is and what a feeling of accomplishment you get when you go half a meter with out falling over. It's very tiring, but in a good way. I very rarely wake up the next day sore from exercise anymore and I'm still not walking or sitting up right (I love that feeling though). They also had 'snow' wheelchairs specifically designed for people with impaired mobility, which I was really impressed with.
My friend Scott managed to get a few snaps of me in action.... not bad for my first time, eh?
I had an amazing video going down The Cut but it accidentally got recorded over. Never fear, I have edited a video for you now. Nothing major (remember it was my very first time!) just me going slowly down with the camera pointed to the snow lots... sorry about that, but it's really difficult to balance unless your shoulder is pointed the right way. I'll tape the camera to my helmet the next time... promise!
Oh, and also, the rental pants I got kept popping open and trying to fall down. So, yeah...
... and yes, I embarrassingly face dived after trying to capture Jim on video, just as I was getting some footage of the amazing view. Nice.
All the falls were definitely worth it... and it's just an excuse to go back again :)