So are you ever too young to learn to ride?
Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, Vt., rolls out the red carpet Jan. 23 for the third stop of the Burton Riglet Park Tour, a mobile demo day and mini snowboard park designed for the littlest riders.
The Riglet Park Tour puts kids as young as 3 into Burton's kids' Learn To Ride gear.
It also puts them on snow with a Riglet Reel, a device that fastens to the nose of kids' snowboards and lets instructors haul them down the hill, in and around terrain features.
The idea is to show the kids how much fun it is to snowboard.
Demo gear available to try includes Burton LTR 80cm snowboards, Progression One-Strap bindings, Progression Velcro boots, and Progression Youth helmets.
Olympic gold medalist Ross Powers, a former Burton snowboarder, will be at the event.
There is no fee to participate in the Riglet Park Tour. The park will be at Okemo's Clock Tower Base Area, and will be open to the public.
The Riglet Park Tour moves on to Stowe Mountain Resort, Vt., Feb. 5.
A personal tip, passed on from several snowsports instructors: Skiing is easy to learn because you have two independent points of balance, and hard to master; snowboarding is hard to learn, but easier to master.
This is generally true, but with this caveat: The younger you start, the easier it is to learn pretty much anything, and the better you will eventually become.
So to answer the question at the top of this article: No, you are never too young to start to learn to ride.