The day I went across the country to snowboard in the Rocky Mountains for the first one is one I will never forget. I can recall the cool winds blowing at the mountain’s peak; the tranquil sound of my board slicing through the snow, and the exhilarating rush of adrenaline that coursed through my veins as I glided along the Canyons’ slopes. I can vividly remember the most memorable day of my life. It all started on a cool January morning in Park City, Utah. I woke up that morning and pulled back the curtains of my two-bedroom condominium and gazed up at the Canyons, a massive stretch of ski runs slicing through the wild mountain.
Someone says, “Are you ok?” I nod yes and they ski away. I look like Frosty the Snowman coming out of a blizzard in a ski parka. I have learned that sometimes you have to risk getting yourself hurt to save other people from harm. However, I also learned that it is really fun to fly through the air on my snowboard. Avoiding those skiers has allowed me to experience something I would have never done otherwise.
Icy and Snowy I am from Almaty the ex-capital city of Kazakhstan. Overther we have all four seasons, summer, winter, outumn and spring. Our city is well know for it’s buty and wounderfull mountais, and you can even get on top of the them. Whenever I used to go there I would see a lot of groups of people from different countries. But the meain seosan when all people would deffinetly get there is winter because many peole are passsioaned about skiing and snowboarding or just having a ejoyable time with their families.
Through the windows, I feel the cool snow breathing on my neck. “Here we are! Loveland Ski Resort,” Mr. Dugan, the bus driver shouted across the intercom. My friends and I heard the sound of the emergency brake being set, and we hopped out of our seats. “Oh boy does that feel good.” I said to my best friend, Ashley, as I stretched out my body.
In the song “Winter Wonderland” Richard B. Smith, the lyricist created the theme that is to not take things for granted, instead go out and enjoy it by using the poetic devices of imagery, personification, and rhyme. Throughout the entire song thoughts of snow and sleigh rides went through my mind, as well as many other people’s. I believe that Smith did a magnificent job of having the lyrics fulfil the title Winter Wonderland. I chose this song for a couple of reasons actually, the first is that I extremely miss the snow and the coldness, basically the “normal” characteristics for winter in the North East where I mainly lived. Secondly, I have loved this song, even more around Christmas time, since I was a child.
“White is a sinewy 19-year-old with California charisma and a shock of red hair, which partly accounts for his nickname the “Flying Tomato. He is also snowboarding’s biggest mainstream star, and a winner of four gold medals at the Winter X Games. He began wearing a helmet a decade ago and became an instant pariah” (Higgins 1). The United States does not have laws for helmet use and resorts only recommend them, even professional contests don’t leave the choice to the rider(Higgins 1). Todd Richards a professional for more then ten years, wore a helmet in the 80s at his first competition (“Higgins 1”).
Also, there are snow covered tree branches and patches of snow and ice on the path every now and then. Another spot in the book is when he starts to leave the shack before everything changes. “The snowbanks had vanished, and summer wildflowers began to color the borders of the trail and the forest as far as he could see. Robins and finches darted after one another among the trees.” (Page 82 WM. Paul Young) The reader can even feel the warm air rush upon them immediately after reading this excerpt from the book.
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