nowherewithyou (nowherewithyou) wrote in buffalo_dorks,

Fat people skiing/snowboarding?

I'm a plus sized girl, and I have this *brilliant* idea that I'm going to learn to either ski or snowboard. I have never done either in my life, unless you count the one trip to Chestnut Ridge about 13-14 years ago, and even that was only cross-country skiing.

I'm sick of seeing my fit friends hitting the slopes and me staying home. Plus, January is apparently national 'try a winter sport' month, according to Holiday Valley's website.

I'm not going to beat around the bush, here. I'm fat. Plain and simple. I'm out of shape, but not entirely. I hit the gym when I can, and I'm flexible. I was a dancer for many years, and to be perfectly honest, I'm pretty damn good for a fat chick. I can bust a move! But I'm a realist, and I know my limits. If I fell When I fall, I probably couldn't get up as easily as a skinny person could. But I'm willing to try this, and I'm afraid if I don't do it now, I won't ever get out there.

Holiday Valley offers beginners packages with rentals and lessons and the whole nine.

So here's my dilemma: any other fat Buffalonians in this community who ski and/or snowboard? I need some tips! Or beginners in general - have you tried out HV's beginner thing? Was it worth it?

I'm totally out of my element here, but I'm willing to give it a shot. Other than a few pounds and probably my dignity (and I threw that one out the window when I realized how lame it was that I was googling 'can fat people ski?'), I don't really have much else to lose.

Help! :)

(ps, I promise this isn't a dig at other fat people, I'm just trying to be honest. I still love you all.)
Tags: holiday valley, skiing, snowboarding
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