03 Dec, 2009
I was able to get away from the daily grind of work to enjoy a couple laps through the park with my co-worker Loryn today. It was her first time hitting boxes in the park so although we have different sticks on our feet, we set out to get her in the park and having a good time which we accomplished!
As soon as we hit up Christie Peak Express, we ran into Jerry who helped give key advice and was great to have around during my “trying to teach basics of park to a skier” lesson.
Loryn and Jerry
The first steps were to scope the park and have her ski through while I hit the features. She was able to get a idea of what they looked like and the size while watching me on my snowboard. Our second lap she then skied straight over (I guess it’s 50/50 on skis too?!?) and eventually each lap she was riding the features easier and easier.
Loryn goal was to boardslide a box but the fear of turning sideways got to her and even though she didn’t today, she was definitely feeling a lot more comfortable on the rails by the time we came in from our ride break. The most important thing I’ve seen about learning something new is always making it a fun experience and it definitely was that today. While I just lapped park and got shots of her learning, it was fun for me to continue my progress and help her with her progress on the mountain.
Definitely looking forward to the end of the work week since it’s been a busy week and getting to enjoy the mountain a bit more with friends this weekend.