As a person, I am sucker for experiences. I don’t care if I’m not good at something I will still do it cause I want to. I don’t want to miss anything to do things for the first time at least at the end of the day, I know to myself I tried rather than having what if thoughts.
This is a long overdue winter experience that I owe to everyone. As you all know, I’m from Philippines which is a tropical country and experiencing snowboarding for the first time is a must! I won’t miss this chance. My cousins booked a Ski Resort in Nagano Prefecture.
We wake up so early to make it to the reserved bus which will take us to the ski resort. When we arrived, you need to fill-in small sheet of paper for the items you want to rent. I believe most of the ski resorts have rentals from outerwear to snowboard. So if you’re beginner or just like me which is after the experience it is more practical to rent than to buy the actual wear which can cost up to 50,000yen depending on the brand.
There’s a cable car that will take you to the top of the mountain. The experience can be so liberating cause it is an open air cable car. We spend 2 hours to get down. They said for beginners you need to look forward and enjoy the view so you won’t get afraid when you managed to stand up. I can compare it to real life scenario, don’t get panic or scared wherever you are learn to enjoy the view and experience.
Overall the experience was great! I learned my physical pain tolerance is so low. Snowboarding is the only thing in life that made me gave up. Be ready for next day cause your body will soar like no tomorrow.
‘Fall seven times, stand up eight times.’