Hey all. Day 1 was a great success! I watched all those videos last night (a huge help), took a lesson, and by noon I was doing both heelside and toeside turns ok, although slowly. Soon after lunch, I was making my way down the greens fairly well. Surprisingly I never fell getting off the chairlift today! Was really no problem thanks to the tips in the videos. By the end of the day, I was able to go from the top of the mountain to the bottom without falling at all. I'm super slow as it's day 1, but I was starting to really feel it by the end of the day. You guys were so right about staying on edge and keeping some speed. I found it way harder to poke along, and getting some momentum really helped out with my turning and staying on edge. I ain't gonna lie though, I fell a few times this morning and am hurting a bit, but overall, I'm happy with my progress.
I feel I'm a fairly competent skier, so starting something all over again is a bit intimidating (and frustrating). I can't see myself quitting skiing by any means, but I had fun today and can't wait to get better. I always thought it would be fun to start out the day thinking, "Hmmm. Do I feel like skiing or snowboarding today?" Fun stuff! Thanks again for all the help, everyone. Thanks to you all, my day 1 snowboard experience was way better than it would have been without.