It was a postcard day at Pebble Creek and a day to remember for a bunch of our area youth. There are few things more humbling than attempting to ski or snowboard for the first time. Monday, kids from throughout eastern Idaho had that opportunity at Pebble Creek and they learned a few life lessons along the way.
“Watching a kid who has never been on a board before go through the day and at the end of the day they feel confident, it kind of gives them something to look forward to every time they come here,” said a snowboard instructor.
“Especially when you get some of them that are really afraid and some that aren’t when they bring it together, get the feel for it and ride, it’s just new riders in the world,” said another instructor.
It’s been said that sometimes falling down is the best thing for you. You can only get back up and move forward once you've hit the ground. There were plenty of falls Monday and each time the kids got back up. For most, they built confidence along the way and in the end they found something they all loved.
“My favorite part is probably just going down the hill,” said a first time snowboarder. “You get a lot of wind, it’s fun.”
“Probably the sliding down the hill,” said another first timer.
“Going down the hill,” said another snowboarder.
The program was offered to help Boy and Girl Scouts in obtaining their Snow Sports Merit Badge. In order to complete the merit badge program, scouts should be able to make linked turns and ski or board groomed runs.
Pebble Creek offers ski and snowboard lessons to kids of all ages. You can find more information about these programs at this link.