What would you do? What would you do if your family expected you home for Christmas but you had the chance to go snowboarding or skiing instead? Say you had free passes for that day, or a buddy was going and it was the first chance you've had to go in a few years, what would you do?

Snowboarding On Christmas In Idaho

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You live in a location that allows you to ski or snowboard daily, but on Christmas, your family may not want you to go. It is a day that should be spent together and is a holiday of traditions. Going snowboarding or skiing would mean time away from the family, potentially missing the holiday feast, and irritate some family members, but the assumption is the mountains would be less crowded. Hitting the slopes might be more fun than time with family and the drama that can follow anyway.

Holiday Traditions Or Being Selfish

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For some families, it may not be a choice. Some families do go skiing and snowboarding together for Christmas and it is a part of their yearly traditions. For some families, they have certain traditions that they want everyone to be a part of and if you choose to go hit the slopes, you may be missing out on some. Nobody wants to upset mom or grandma on Christmas day.

The First Snow Of The Season

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With the snow coming later this year than in years past, it may be the first chance for some to get to the mountains this season. You have time off for the holidays, the snow is fresh, and maybe the first time you are available to get to the slopes. If snowboarding or skiing is your thing then it is a big deal to get there the first time in a season. It has been a long wait and maybe the best time to go due to scheduling, finances, or a number of other reasons.

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The choice is tough, as Christmas comes only once a year and the thought of missing time with the family, the traditions, potentially the food or presents would be hard. The chance to snowboard or ski with fewer people on the mountain and to celebrate the holiday with a white Christmas on the slopes would be pretty cool. I would want to find a way to have my family with me, but if that wasn't an option, I would make it up to them the following year. What would you do?

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