Snowboard for beginners

Microsoft 5'8"gl
Nov 12, 2018 26 Comments

Snow season is coming, and I want to learn how to snowboard.
Looking for suggestions:

- Is group class ok or it's better to take 1-1?
- I plan to practice after work hours, are there places that offer evening sessions?
- What is a good place to get all the equipment or it's better to start with rentals?
I'm in Seattle area.

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TOP 26 Comments
  • Twitch daytrades
    take a group lesson on a wednesday. nobody will be in your group
    Nov 12, 2018 5
    • Microsoft 5'8"gl
      OP
      Great trick, thanks.
      Nov 12, 2018
    • Twitch daytrades
      if you can, head up to whistler on a tuesday night and maybe do back to back lessons wednesday and thursday. then work on those things over the weekend
      Nov 12, 2018
    • Microsoft 5'8"gl
      OP
      Whistler seems really busy during the season. I was considering taking a week off and going to Big White, but again in a perfect scenario I'd love to have an evening class right after work, so I get exercise + keep all my vacation days.
      Nov 12, 2018
    • Twitch daytrades
      sadly i’m not too familiar with the PNW. i’ve been to whistler though and they seem to have top notch terrain at every skill level, and get instructors from all over the world
      Nov 12, 2018
    • Symantec / Product YoungBlood
      Don't recommend b2b lessons if it's ur first time ever, u gonna be sore as F the next day and it'll just be a waste of $.
      Nov 12, 2018
  • MuleSoft kapok
    Practice: “how to fall safely” and you will thank me later!
    Nov 12, 2018 0
  • Intel sillycon
    How tolerant are you to frustration? And get good gloves, jacket, pants.
    Nov 12, 2018 1
    • Microsoft 5'8"gl
      OP
      I've voted "lost the count" in the "How many times you've been rejected" poll, so yes, I'm quite tolerant to frustration 🙂
      Nov 12, 2018
  • Cisco
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    Rentals first, one on one better. You get personalized attention and can correct your issues quickly vs a group class.
    Nov 12, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Product Merman~>
    Learn at Mini Mountain in Bellevue first. 3 lessons
    Nov 12, 2018 2
    • Microsoft 5'8"gl
      OP
      Never heard of those. Have you tried? How is that comparing to practicing on a real surface?
      Nov 12, 2018
    • Amazon / Product Merman~>
      It's perfect. Go to their website. I learned there when I was 4 in 1980. My kid learned there 10 years ago. My wife learned there 2 years ago. It's a fantastic place. They even have a chairlift to learn that.
      Nov 13, 2018
  • Procore / Eng LaRaza
    Do a 1:1 lesson and commit to do it a few times. You will hate it the first time and you will be sore but after that it gets much better as you don’t fall as much so you aren’t as sore and you are fold and wet.
    Dec 21, 2018 0
  • Intel hey now!
    Rent until you know more, buy wrist braces, private lesson or small group, multiple consecutive day lessons >>> one lesson every few weeks.
    Nov 12, 2018 0
  • Amazon ranald
    Crystal Mountain
    Nov 12, 2018 0
  • Boeing / Ops Airbus
    You must be 5’9 to be on snowboard
    Nov 12, 2018 2
    • Twitch 420blaze
      this is one of the dumbest posts i’ve seen on blind
      Nov 12, 2018
    • Microsoft 5'8"gl
      OP
      Around the waist?
      Nov 12, 2018
  • Cisco Infensus
    Learn to ski instead. Patrician sport
    Nov 12, 2018 2
    • Microsoft 5'8"gl
      OP
      I tried, and can do basic things. Now I'm curious to try snowboard.
      Nov 12, 2018
    • Twitch daytrades
      skiing is easier to learn how to get down the mountain. snowboarding is much easier to master but slower initial ramp up time. requires a few lessons and a solid week or two on the mountain
      Nov 12, 2018
  • Intuit pckk24
    YouTube
    Dec 6, 2018 0
  • Amazon ranald
    Do rentals first
    Nov 12, 2018 0

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