At work I would call me an "FNG"' and if you don't know what that is let's just say I am a newbie. I am looking for all the help I can get up here in minne "snow dauh"' 8 years ago I was riding snowboards in the backcountry of Alaska and Colorado which doesn't really compare to the hills of Minnesota. So, it is time to start learning a new sport. It is my personal goal to ride in my first race July 2016. Any advice would be much appreciated.