Snowboarding in Colorado
With winter comes snow! Having lived on the East Coast for 10+ years, it’s nice to finally have snow with a purpose. What do I mean by that? Well, snow that allows for snowboarding and skiing and tubing! Living on the East Coast, snow usually means ice, and ice isn’t necessarily the softest for learning out to snowboard, or even do any winter sports. So what have I been doing since moving to Colorado?
Taking S snowboarding.
I’ve had the pleasure of being able to snowboard and learn the skills on my own for awhile before S moved out here with me. There’s very few things athletic-wise that I’m better at S, so you know I definitely loved the opportunity to be better than him at something.
I decided to take him to Breckenridge, Colorado for his first time snowboarding.
I warned him about altitude sickness - made sure he drank tons of water.
The day we were driving up there, it was a massive snowstorm. I suppose it was unfair of me to make him drive up the mountains in a snowstorm, but I did and bless his heart, he actually did it for me (That’s marriage for you!)
It was a great time, and a much needed break. In this world full of distractions, it is so nice to be able to take a lift to more than 10,000 feet in the air, sit atop a mountain, and enjoy what mother nature has to offer. Breathing in the crisp mountain air, feeling the wind against my face, and falling into the snow that feels like a cloud - those are priceless moments and feelings that I will remember for all my life.
For any of you wanting to head to Colorado to take advantage of that powder snow day, definitely check out Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, or Vail. Any resort you go to will be worth it - Colorado resorts are known for wide open spaces for you to fall as much as you want!
Even if you're a newbie to snowboarding, Colorado has the BEST runs for learning - the runs are long, can be as challenging as you want, and there's plenty of #powpow for you to fall in (i.e: lots of snow that feels like powder. If you get anything out of it, the scenery is to DIE FOR. Check it out!