Thanks for the replies. I have to force myself to not constantly look at photos of Alaskan snowboarding. It looks amazing...so much powder.
I've taken a keen interest in snowboarding as I broke my arm skateboarding a year ago. Broke both bones in my left forearm and drove the snapped bones through the skin resulting in a double compound fracture. Sixteen screws and two plates makes crimping and climbing painful.
Thanks again for the responses and good information.