This trip was my dream come true for Canada, I finally got to try snowboarding for the first time! We rented a car to go to Horseshoe Resort, which is just a short 1 hour drive away from North York.
The snowboard + boots rental and the ski-lift ticket (more on that later) costs us about $71.50 per person. Which isn’t cheap but I would say we didn’t have a choice since we got no experience nor equipment.
When we were driving there, we were extremely skeptical of whether the resort was open, because our GPS tells us that we’re only 2km away from our destination but we see no snow in sight at all. However, when we were panicking at 500m away from the destination, it just started SNOWING! You can imagine how miraculous it was. We were then greeted by this sight
Snow-filled slopes of happiness awaits. Don’t let the picture deceive you. The slopes are steeper than you think. The one on the right is probably at a 60degrees angle.
This is me all geared up and ready to go!
We were on the gentler slope, which is more for the beginners (who don’t need the snow-lift) and pros who wanna try out stunts.
Most of the time we just started out at where the 4 people on the left are, and kept climbing back up afterwards. A while later, the “Geh-Kiang” & the “make the most out of our money’s worth” in us came out and we took the ski-lift up to see how is it like up there.
You know, the slope doesn’t seem that bad from the picture right? It’s deceiving. We were screwed the moment we had to hop off the ski-lift and fell down immediately. The slope was just too scary and we hiked till we’re halfway down, and I proceeded by rolling and falling down the other half.
The falling down doesn’t really hurt, so it wasn’t as bad as I thought. Unless you roll down really quickly and your jacket comes up and your bare skin scrapped against the icy cold snow. Then I guess it sucks to be me.
I got a video of myself in action too!
It was really one of the happiest experience I had in Canada and if I ever get the chance, I would pick up snowboarding because it’s just so damn cool.