FULL DISCLOSURE: I suck at snowboarding. There are a wealth of explanations/excuses for this fact, but this is not the forum for their airing.

Flying downhill while strapped to a piece of fiberglass is a magical experience, and there's nothing like Christmas to make that magical experience extra-super-magic-filled. Also, I'm sure Lake Superior added some mystical charm as well. Lutsen Mountains is about as good a downhill experience as you're going to get in the Midwest, as far as I know.

Scenery shots filmed with a Canon Rebel T3i w/ EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens.
Board shots filmed with two borrowed GoPro Hero2 cameras. One of them lacked the Protune firmware update, (I think?) leading to a few crummy looking shots.

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