Who else is looking forward to the 2011-12 ski/snowboard season? How long have you been riding? and How long did it take before you were no longer abusing the snow with your butt? :biggrin1: I ask because over the summer I made a vow to learn how to snowboard this winter, and will be dragging everyone I can to the Poconos (cabin w/ hot tub *need I say more*), Sugar Bowl, or Mountain High/Big Bear to watch me fall on my ass over and over again until I *at minimum* own the bunny slope. :fingersx: But would actually love to be somewhat proficient by March-ish. Still looking at boards, but the guy at my local REI suggested a few for tall ladies that will be on sale next week - so I'm pulling it together and trying to calm my major stokedness until I can hit the slopes.