- Feb 24, 2005
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
For xmas I bought myself a new Burton board, bindings and boots a couple weeks ago. Before 2 weeks ago I had only ever skied or boarded each 1 time. I figured since I live in Lake Tahoe and literally just blocks from Heavenly I better learn. So for the last 2 weeks almost every morning I get up and head over to Heavenly for about 1-2 hours and make some runs. It has been awesome learning to board! I was apprehensive about learning as I am 35yrs old and out of shape and afraid to break anything, but it has whipped me into shape pretty quickly. The wife and I have been getting up, eating breakfast and head out the door at 8:15am every morning for about 10 days now and are on the lift at 8:30am when they open. If I didn't live just 5 minutes from my door to Heavenly's parking lot I probably wouldn't have done it. Living so close has made it much more enjoyable as it has turned into just a morning workout basically. I can get out and get some exercise and be home and showered and out the door by 11am for inspections. A couple of days I headed back out for some night boarding. I am almost brave enough to go and try the jumps, rails, pipes, etc. I am thinking another week or so and I will try some of the smaller jumps.