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First time Snowboarding

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First time Snowboarding

Hi All,

I am looking at coming to Wanaka this year probably about August/ September time. I have only been on the snow twice and both those times I was skiing. This time I would really like to Snowboard. Are lessons expensive? Is there a good company to go with?


Wanaka, New Zealand
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1. Re: First time Snowboarding

As a beginner then Cardrona is probably best for you. Although having said that, Treble Cone's learner slope is free. There are usually good beginners packages that include lift, lesson and gear rental. Look on the ski fields' websites for more info.



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Just a side note... If they offer them, wear a helmet and wrist guards... I was a pretty experienced skier the first time I went snow boarding, broke my wrist. On skis you tend to fall side to side... on snow boards you tend to fall front or back and I think you are more likely to try to break your falls with your hands that way...

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IMHO there are far too many unguided missiles on snow boards as it is.

Please stick to skiing.


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