I built a pretty sweet backyard setup, before even knowing how to grind rails. I never had a ton of time on snow back then so I didn't get to practice much. Once I had the backyard setup I just went at it for a while, and that's pretty much how I've learned all of my rail tricks.
I hit my first rail in the park. I first hit it with my skis and quickly proceeded to hit it with my hip followed by my shoulder and finally my head. It continued to mock me as I skied past it for the remainder of the day...
I’m really surprised how many people have said backyard. I’m surprised people would set up a backyard setup for something they haven’t done
Me and my sister hiked a nice fat tube (both of us with downhill skis mounted like all the way back) for like 2 hours in the park. Not to mention there was a group of park rats sitting on a bench in the back chewing tobacco and literally laughing at us (not that we really gave a shit). Was a good time.