I have particular trouble getting up the lift since they do not have chair lifts - you actually have to hang onto the rope and pull yourself all the way up the mountain!!! ugg I tried the first time and fell. I was not even half way up. So I went back to the bunny hill.
After a bit of practicing, Brian came back and asked if I wanted to try the bigger hill. I was like....uh...sure. He said he would help me up the hill. Once to the top I fell...:) I got up and looked at everything....it was so high. I gulped. okay Brian, now what? Do I fall all the way down? He told me it was okay to snowplow all the way if I was not comfortable. And that was what I did most of the way. Until I was almost down. He suggested I try to go diagonal. So I did, picking up speed, I came to my first turn and failed giving myself a whiplash on the snow. I hit my head and I laid there for a while.
DONT WORRY I RENTED A HELMET! Brain came up infront of me and asked if I was all right. I said I would be in a sec. I stood back up and eventually went made it down. Brian then asked if I wanted to go one more time before they closed. uh....okay. I was really exhausted! It took me about 15 min. to get down the first time. I went back up and this time Brian told me to do a trick where you spin yourself and the board! I looked at him like he was crazy! But I did it and I did pretty well until I fell and hit my shoulder doing a couple flips. I laid there for yet another while. (lol) Oh, that one hurt really bad.
Brian again came up and asked if I was okay. I replied, "Ow, and that hurt." but then got back up. (lol) Brain didnt only show me how to do crazy stuff, but he also tried to teach me to have correct form too. :) That trip took longer than the first. I took breaks from snowplowing all the way down because my legs hurt so bad! The lift was closed by the time I was down and everyone was ready to leave, as was I. I got back around four and so exhuasted. I fell asleep almost immediately. My head really felt weird. I might have had a slight concussion, or just exhaustion?
The next day I was very tired as well. I tried to snowboard in the morning and I got so frustrated I just sat there. I didn't want to fall anymore!!!! So I stopped and went to the cafe and read my Bible. It was quite relaxing. I had some hot chocolate and for lunch I bought some pancakes. After lunch I let Michel borrow my snowboard (Who was about as bad as I). About two hours later she gave it back. SO, since I was then tired of sitting around, I went out to the bunny hill. I fell about two times - then something clicked!!
I was like yea! SO I went to find Brian who told me to find him when I was ready to go up. I waited for him by the lift till he came down and he was excited to teach me again. This time I had so much fun! I fell about three times all together that half of the day!! I cant wait to go again. I went off the hill about five or six times that night! Carving the hill, back and forth picking up speed feeling like if I do something wrong I and going to break something or die! But nope, it felt like flying down such a freaky steep mountain. I really can't wait to go again! (My family...lets go next winter!! YEA YEA YEA!)
okay I have to go have a DIVE preparation. Talk to you soon!
I CAN NOW SAY THAT I LEARNED SNOWBOARDING IN SWEDEN! :D