I love going into the mountains. Whether it be snowboarding or hiking or mountain biking, there is something that is so refreshing about being outside. Sometimes I forget about all the nature and beauty around while snowboarding. Apart from being fun the best part of skiing and riding is that it is outside and you are using natural things as part of the sports. Whether you ride park, pow, or just groomers for fun don’t forget to stop, look up and enjoy the view. I promise you won’t regret it! For me it is a form of meditation, I always take a few minutes atop one of the runs to sit and just see what is around me. Really look around, see the mountains, trees, and other riders. It always relaxes and centers me. It reminds me that we are all connected, to each other and the natural world around us.