Not to get off topic but has anyone taken the Amtrak to Colorado to ski? Every other year my wife and I and another couple drive out to summit county, stay for about 6 days, rent a condo, etc. This is the year that we won't be going but I'd still like to get some skiing in but don't want to drive by myself for the whole trip.
Took it once from Oceola to Denver then the ski train to Winter Park. Getting to Denver sucks, its an overnight ride and trains are bumpy and difficult for me to sleep...different from a plane. I will say that the ski train to winter park is very cool. The train goes around and through the mountain a one point...very cool views.
So I grew up skiing every year. The first 2 days of snowboarding was like learning to ride a bike all over again, it was painful!
Once I got the hang of it, it was like a totally new sport, and brought back excitement.
One nice thing about snowboarding is the equipment is much cheaper, and easier to deal with, the boots are comfortable instead of hard and rigid. Once I tried snowboarding I decided to give up skiing forever, I have not looked back.
The real reason everyone takes up snowboarding. I hate ski boots!
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