Snowboarding Makes My Toes Tingle

Literally! Let me explain…

Friday was my day to try out my new super sweet snowboard boots and hit the mountains.

beautiful vans with BOA laces. Yeah!

After Christmas I was feeling poor and decided to hit up Pass Powderkeg in Blairmore, Alberta. It’s a small hill but the price is right ($32 for a full day pass). I was really disappointed when I pulled up and saw that they only had one small run open. Bunny hill material really. I was tempted to turn around and just go home but since I haven’t been snowboarding in over a year I went ahead and hit it up.

I was very excited to get going for the first time in over a year!

I took my first run and the snow was choppy and the run very easy but it still felt good. My laces were nice and tight unlike my last boots which I had to re-tie¬†after every run. But then I headed to the lift…or rather- the T-bar!! A t-bar! I have heard of these but have never seen one before. So I got up there and told the lifties nervously that I had never been on one before and they placed it under my butt and it started to pull. I caught an edge and came so close to falling over! I was able to hold on but got pulled up by my waist which wasn’t very comfortable.

I didn’t DARE try to take a pic while on this thing!

I made it up in one piece but my legs felt like I had finished a run, usually the chair lift up is your relaxation time. Anyway, off I went but after three runs my feet were tingly and numb and I had to go to the car to take them off for a quick break.

Oh pretty boots! Why?!?

That’s how I spent my day. I would ride for about an hour and then the pain in my feet would become unbearable and I had to go take my boots off. My boots are snug but I read that they stretch out after 4-6 rides. Am I putting my bindings on too tight? Is that possible? Any advice would be really helpful. I can’t go to a bigger place with long runs if I have to stop every 45 minutes or so to let my feet out.

However, it was still a fun day, it was nice to get back into the swing of things. Hopefully this is the start of a fun-filled winter.

Like my pink pants?


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