I really wish someone had told me not to bother with 'green' runs when learning to snowboard back in the day.  Chances are, I would've been killin' it on those blues & blacks a lot sooner than I was.  Oh well, that's all water under the Moffat Tunnel.

Ha, my first time was at Steamboat.  It is no exaggeration to say my backside was bruised from my neck down to my ankles at the end of that day.  Best bath of my life, though!

Now, I'm in the process of teaching my three girls (twins, age 8 and another who's 6) to snowboard, which is one thing; but two of them want to ski, which I have yet to do.  I was super thankful to find this article, and I hope you are, too.