What's up WHITEPOWDERRUNS, this is Ryan with Hovland, What makes snow skating so fun, it brings the skateboarding vibe to the resort. So you can start working on shove- its, kickflips, it makes a green run a lot more fun than it use to be.
In our on-going coverage of the snow skate phenomenon that is taking place on the mountain, we connect with vetern skater @ihatespencernuzzi who gives us some tips on how to get started on any kind of snow skates.
Hey, what's up WHITEPOWDERRUNS, I'm Spencer Nuzzi. I know people think snow skates might be a little sketchy at first, but it is not so bad. To get started, all you have to do is take a few runs on your snowboard. Learn and feel your heel edge and your toe edge on your snowboard, then switch to the snow skate. Learn how to stop. After that, you are going to get addicted. I mean, I stopped snowboarding because of this thing.
The snow skate phenomenon is so interesting because it shows how we deal with change. Whether we are skiers or snowboarders, we are not that open to difference and change. If you do not believe me, trail a snow skater on any mountain and observe their interaction with other skiers and riders. Skating has always been viewed synonomously with rebellion, and that attitude might be justifiable with snow skaters as well who are simply enjoying the mountain just like you are. The notion that some of the rebellion may be a reaction is something to be considered.
It is the next movement, we've got a lot of inertia behind what we're doing and it is really fun to get people to try it. People are a little afraid when they see it. They think it is going to be difficult. You might be a bit wobbly your first run, and after that, you're going to be cooking.
Hovland is all over the place. We are based in Salt Lake City, but we get to shred all over the place. It's what we like to do, have fun, high fives, that's what it is all about.