March 16, 2010
Snowboarding in Nagano
Hello, its Fraser again and I had a very enjoyable time last week. This past weekend a friend and I went up to Nagano to go snowboarding. It has been over a year since the last time I went. As you can probably imagine, I did a lot of falling in the beginning. However, after about an hour I found my groove again and remembered how to snowboard. That’s when I started hitting the jumps again. The feeling was incredible. If I could, I would go to the mountain every week, but I have to focus on my studies which are more important. I knew there would be snow up on the mountain but I was surprised to see snow for some odd reason. It has been a year since I've seen so much snow.
Getting there was extremely boring. Taking a bus that for 7 hours is never an enjoyable trip. This is especially annoying, because my friend and I took the late bus at 10pm, so we would arrive the next morning. This would allow us to snowboard to our heart's content but the catch was the bus would stop on occasion at a bus depot. This was to let people go to the washroom and let the drivers have a brief break. My friend and I would fall asleep then get woken up by a speaker phone and bright lights being turned on above our heads.
It was also unfortunate that I received a minor concussion. But I recovered quickly and I don’t regret trying the jump, because I believe in-order to learn we just have to keep trying and pick ourselves up when we fall.