Tremblant 20179:30 AM
I'm going to be 100% real and say that I know people don't really give a shit about long, lengthy trip posts so I'm going to make it easy for you and give you a summary:
The Good Stuff:
+ It was fucking amazing. 6 families came along and it was so much fun; the kids were going crazy/playing/entertaining themselves which left the parents plenty of time to drink, talk and drink some more.
+ Last year I had one snowboarding lesson about 3hrs before I left and decided to sign up for a refresher. Not only did I kill it, but I also learned how to toe down the hill AND carve big S's. They're not too smooth but it's huge progress compared to last year.
+ I actually went up the mountain on a real snowboarding run - twice. Green hills are for newbies but on my first run, my friends decided to take me up on a blue and part of a black hill (read: steep/fast as fuck). I survived and only fell once but it was so.much.fun.
+ Having the bunny hill all to myself. The magic carpet (the escalator up the hill) wasn't working so if you wanted to get to the top, you had to hoof it up. Thank fuck for my fitness level/conditioning because it was no big deal for me (ie. I went up and down for 4 hours a day) but others quit about 2 runs in which meant more space for me to practice.
+ Kayla did her first real ski run down the mountain! She was so nervous but she did amazing and only fell once! SO proud of her!
The Bad Stuff:
+ Learning how to snowboard means falling on your knees and ass multiple times and get whiplash so bad you basically have to freebase Advil all the live long day just to keep practicing.
+ Doing a scorpion when your board catches the front edge so hard that you belly-flop downhill and bruise your vagina in the process. See image for reference:
+ Got into a fight with my husband when doing a real mountain run because his snowboarding "tips" were not helping as much as they were annoying me because hello, if I could do what he was saying, don't you think I would?!
I'm off today which means:
- trying to recover and fix my body (read: 90 minute massage) so I can head back to muay thai tomorrow.
- heading to the library to return and replenish my book stash
- planning for the rest of the week