"Wanker 2-Planker" 4 Life

Trip Start Apr 02, 2006
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Sunday, January 28, 2007

I tried snowboarding for the first time while in Korea...  after 12+ years of skiing it's really difficult to "deprogram" and "reprogram" yourself to ride down the slopes on something so fundamentally different.

Making things worse is that this is KOREA, a wonderfully over-populated nation of weekend warriors.  I had never been to such an over-crowded mountain for skiing.  This combined with low-visibility and Korean's complete and utter disregard for personal space made for a very difficult trial of snow and pain.

Needless to say, I'm not a convert to the world of snow boarding, and ached to be carving through the powder on skis instead of lying face first in the stuff.

Fun Facts: 

    - There were very few mini-vans or SUVs with families of avid skiers...  instead, everybody goes as part of a tour and most everyone takes a bus.

    - Koreans ski/board in the EXACT manner that they drive.

    - It actually SNOWS in places just a few hours away from the "Autumn Wonderland" I call Changwon.  On this occasion it actually snowed A LOT and it was big, fluffy powder that made me wish I had opted for skis instead of venturing the board.

    - Korean snow tastes funny.

    - I think I BOUNCE.
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