Think you’re too old for snowboarding? Age isn’t necessarily a barrier. Listen to these folks describe their enthusiasm for riding:
Gregory: What’s wrong with just cruising around on a snow board? I’m 42, just got back from a week in Tahoe. I do not have any bruises to show for it and can easily see myself riding for the next 20 years. [rec.skiing.snowboard]
Dave: I shall be 59 tomorrow … Why should the kids have all the fun? [rec.skiing.snowboard]
Roger: I am 47 … I think I’ll snowboard until I am at least 200, then maybe I’ll take up skiing. [rec.skiing.snowboard]
Brian: I’m pushing 50 and I just started boarding this season. … I can guarantee I’ll be on the hill for a *long* time yet. There’s no age restriction for the kind of rush you can get from boarding. [rec.skiing.snowboard]
Don: Good for you “old guys”! Don’t think you’ll soon be “too” old; I’m 71, and got in only a couple of days last season. … This is the most fun I’ve *ever* had! Saw a clip on the news the other night of an 84 year old, who’s been riding since he was 70. I hope we can all be still riding at that age.
Larry: “I was unable to do snow sports due to a high school football injury and loose things floating around in my knee-it locked up unexpectedly. I had it fixed at the age of 45. After that I took ski lessons one day at a time for a few years but it was always work and I did not enjoy it. My son was a boarder and I decided to try 3 days in a row of lessons. My experience was similar to yours. The first day was agony but by the end of the second day I could do a falling leaf down any hill toe side or heel side but not link turns very well. I became a snowboarder at the age of 50 so I can go with my son. [letter to graysontrays.com]