Making the Most of Snowboarding Solo - 10 Tips

Rachel Bailo

From my start in snowboarding, I’ve always been that ‘lone-ranger’ so to speak. Am I ok with that? Absolutely. Does it bother me to have company? Of course not! The more the merrier!

Riding solo is something special to me. It’s a pure intimate, creative, emotional rollercoaster ride; all piloted by me. Succumbing to the music, and getting lost in the glades, I get in touch with myself on such a surreal level that more often than not, it feels like a dream. Each turn, jump, and spin has its own intricate part in my masterpiece. They’re so unique, that no two runs will ever be the same.

I don’t think riding alone should ever be focused on ‘how many runs can I get in today’ or nailing that trick, but more of a connection to the mountain and myself. A form of meditation if you will. I take in the energy from my surrounding elements; music, weather, snow, and terrain. Combine those with my heart and soul and I’m left with something so indescribable, so humbling.

Sound amazing?

Here are my tips for those who are a bit shy about the idea of riding alone:

Posted by Diana on 02/28/17

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