Let me start with a little bit of information bout myself. Raced when I was really young, got into snowboarding until I was about thirteen then got back into skiing. All my life I've skied in Michigan.
I'd like to think I have decent form and I'm an ok park skier. I've had a lot of injuries that have required me to wear a full knee brace and shoulder support constantly.
Today I went out on my first backcountry excursion to horse camp on Mt. Shasta. Skinning was cool, tech bindings were cool, I think my skies were dynastar mythics 184. Probably 4 to 5 ft of powder.
Going down was....fun...but not enjoyable? I couldn't turn for shit and I haven't ridden anything besides center mount in years. The powder was nice but I was always struggle to get through. It wasn't the effortless surfy/floating that I was expecting. Maybe it's just cause the area was slow and not that steep. Maybe I'm just bad at skiing?
I want to move out west after college but I'm not sure if I will be able to ski pow successful if I've never really done it consistently.
Idk kinda disappointed (in myself) but it was still super cool