So now I’m starting to get excited. I’ll l try skiing again, but I’m more excited about being a “Gray on a Tray,” or middle-aged snowboarder (I learned this term in a book I recently read and, even if it’s out of date, I kind of like it.) I’ve wanted to try snowboarding for MANY years. In fact, I even rented a snowboard in 2007, to try out at Wilmot , in Wisconsin. It was not to be, as our son could not get the hang of the rope-tow, and I Sherpa’d him up and down the bunny slope for the half-day we were there. So close, and yet… About 10 minutes from our house is Four Lakes , a typical Midwest resort in that it has minimal vertical and convenient location. In any case, it’ll reintroduce me to the slopes and give us some practice before we head for Breckenridge.
Why snowboarding rather than skiing? Mostly to try something new, but also for pragmatic reasons. Skiing injuries are usually leg-related, while snowboarding is upper body. I’ll still be able to run with a broken wrist, not so much with a torn ACL.
What sports do you do during winter?