I am Icelandic and used to live by a mountain.
I skied from 3 years of age and competed until I was 15 years old. My interest in snowboarding came to me when I spent a week on a mates snowboard and I have since then never looked back.
I have been to Chamonix a few times and Alleghe in Italy which I both recommend.
I am now living in Iceland and I now enjoying the mountains where I grew up on
I ride a Burton Custom and find it a very good board for everything.