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Snowboarding @Big Bear

I always want to try ski or snowboard since I came to the US. (The snow is only few drop on the top of the mountain in Taiwan. Impossible for any snow sports) I have been asking around who would like to go with me then it ended up I went to Big Bear by myself. Actually I did really enjoy this trip and meet some friends in hostel! :-)

The first day I learned ski which should be easier than snowboard. But on the way I found out most people carry snowboard and they look SO COOL! But I still stick to my plan learning how to make "pizza" sliding down the bunny slope slowly. 

Ski was fun but the boots were not as comfortable as snowboarding boots. At the end of the day, I was able to slide down by "pizza" shape and change my direction.

Ski was fun but the boots were not as comfortable as snowboarding boots. At the end of the day, I was able to slide down by "pizza" shape and change my direction.

I fell down few time but it was not a big deal. Most of the time it was because I couldn't control the direction quite well so I just decided to fall and slide until I stop... BTW it was really hot!!! I was sweating crazily all day even though I only wore sports bra inside the jacket.

The next day I felt pretty good when I woke up so decided to give snowboard a try. 
It
was
really
hard.
I fell down like 15 times in the morning class and my butt hurt a lot! But in the afternoon I was able to control my heels doing "falling leaves" and sliding down the bunny hill without falling down. I felt so much accomplished! :-D
The third day I saw the bruise on my butt but was so excited about getting on the snowboard again! Also other people in the hostel were going snowboarding too! So I decided to take another class learning controlling "toes".

Snowboarding buddies I met in hostel

Snowboarding buddies I met in hostel

And I fell down even harder. Much harder than the previous day. Sometimes I did some perfect turns and thought I got it then
fell
again
really
hard.
I kept standing up and  practicing until I hit my head and smashed my sunglasses. It was almost at the end of the day so I decided to go back home. It was so challenging and so fun that I really wanted to go back even though my full body was in pain at the next day. (I could barely turn my body while sleeping lol) I don't know why but I'm very addicted to it right now. 

Agh..... so much pain.... I hope I was 17 instead of 27...

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