SNOWBOARDING is one sport that you need to know exactly what you are doing but I have talked to people both young and adult that wouldn’t choose any other way to come barrelling down a hill. Both feet secured to the board, you bend forward and then backwards as you move the board down the snowy slope. Sort of!
Personally, I like both my feet pointed forward in the direction I am going, ski poles for those unbalanced moments and a pair of eyes in the back of my head to watch for young snowboarders that aren’t looking where they are going!
Today, the sun shines bright, the air is clear and crisp, and the snow is at its best for all winter sports. At 9:30 a.m. the buses and cars are already lined up coming off the highway heading to the parking lots of destination Mount St Louis Moonstone.
My car parked, also memorizing as I go the exact location where I would find it again, I work my way toward the hill to take some pictures.
On site, a company selling snowboards was already set up and people from the ski and snowboard clubs from Toronto, were pouring off the buses with all their gear. (By 11:00 a.m. there will be approximately 20 buses, and the parking lots will be filled.)
Normally, taking photos is not considered risk taking, at least not for my photographic endeavours, but when you have crowds, and you get hundreds of kids carrying skiis and snowboards, along with those already sliding around with their equipment attached to their feet, making your way to the hill, is a little intimidating. Danger pay if you can get it, looks awfully good!
Finally, armed with a pile of photos and thankfully still standing on my feet, I get my car out of the parking lot and head away from the traffic to a nice quiet road looking for some peaceful winter landscapes.
Enjoy the photos. Stay tuned for the next edition of ‘What Canadians do on the weekend after a huge snow storm.’
Thanks for visiting today. See you tomorrow. See below for more Canadian winter sports.