17 days ago
Riders in this sport are part of a unique breed of people. We thrive on going out into inclemental weather and the unique thrill of falling over and over again.
Entry into this sport is rough. Before you get here you have an idea of what it looks like, you saw it on TV or your friends have told you how great it is. No one really tells you what your first days are actually like, yet everyone remembers their first days, often in great detail!
From the moment you click into the bindings, to a few seconds later as you hit the ground, you know this is harder than it looks.(the snow is too) You are about to have a few days full of falling on the chairlift ramp, falling on what once looked like a flat surface but now feels like a cliff, and falling while standing in line for no reason at all. You might even wonder if you are just really bad at this, because no one told you about the falling!
Most of us that bring kids into this sport, teach them young, while they are more resilient. The falls are shorter, the fear is less, and the memory of those tough first days turns into a right of passage.
My brother and I were lucky enough to have our dad introduce us to skiing, which we are very thankful for. No matter what goes on in life, from busy work schedules to living in different places, it seems we always can reconnect on the mountain.
Here he is introducing his youngest. It is only fitting that they caught chair #01...good luck buddy, you will be rippin in no time. I hope you grow to love this as much as we do!! #emformdesign #creativewriting #dodgeridgeskiresort 📷@emformportaits at Dodge Ridge