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Snowboarding trip to Flagstaff

Flagstaff is a cool city in Arizona. At an elevation of nearly 7,000 ft, it has an alpine ski resort called Arizona Snowbowl and a cross-country skiing area called Arizona Nordic Village, two of the four ski resorts/areas in all of Arizona. And it is located just 3 hours away from Phoenix, making a day ski trip totally possible. And when I say 3 hours, I don't mean 10+ hours that it takes to get to Tahoe ski area from Bay Area in winter (which also is only 3-4 hours away from the city if you were to consult Google Maps). 
I took my first 2-hour ski lesson in Arizona Snowbowl, Flagstaff in 2016. I fell down several times as expected. However, with the heavy ski boots, I could barely get back up on my feet which meant that I spent a lot of time sitting on the snow. It was definitely an experience but I don't recollect it being a lot of fun. 
Fast forward a few years, I moved back to Arizona after living in Bay Area for 4 years and never gathering the courage to try skiing again ev…

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