Lots of stuff has been going on in the last few weeks, I “ran” a Thanksgiving 5K race at 6:30am, I’ve been snowboarding twice, and I’ve been strangley motivated to get things done… just not this blog.
My thoughts on snowboarding in the Washington DC area.
Sometimes it’s not all that bad. I’ve been going consistently for about 3 seasons now and haven’t had any problems with the mountains close to the area. Whitetail, Roundtop, Liberty. But I think I’ve finally hit the wall, it’s not so much that the mountains are too small… because I get tired after about 40 seconds anyway. Its the value, we started out the season by going to Seven Springs, PA for the opening day. It’s about 3.5 hours away so a day trip is an adventure to say the least, but the prices are so much better (37 and 43) and almost the whole mountain was open already. Last weekend we went to Whitetail in MD and the prices sucked (53 and 56) and there were only 5 runs open, none of them black. Maybe I’ve just been spoiled now that I’ve seen real mountains and real snow out on the west coast. But I’ll have to say that I don’t think I’m going to go back to the smaller mountains this year, it just seems like wasted money. I am going to Wisp this weekend for the Wisp Days, $7 lift tickets! So we’ll see how well I can deal with the crowds of other frugal boarders.
Another thing I’ve noticed is that I ride much faster and enjoy it more with a soundtrack. My new helmet has those speakers in the earflaps. I thought it was a little distracting last year but something is different now. It could be the choice of music. Nothing gets me down the mountain like Notorious B.I.G’s Greatest hits album.
and yes parents, that’s that “Gangster Rap”
and because I can, here’s a video of a kid taking a wicked header on the beach.