Hi Lolaa , you will love it its a great buzz but at the same so relaxing go for it girl
Ohh you will start with a big "bonus". And yes you should, Mountains are very scenic.
But I think you should do it in deep snow, on the hard slopes I personally dislike it, but have a go as well, you may have a different view.
Timing isn't a concern at all - downhill is an endless curl.
Impact is an entirely different matter though. ;)
They're the same but different.
Snow is just 'harder' than water. And it still isn't exactly like slappin asphalt or concrete - much 'better.'
If you like surfing, you'll like downhill on a board I think. But it's maybe more like wakeboarding - done that?
Then you'd 'get' the 'locked' boots/ankles thing.
You'll have a blast and a sore butt lol
When you fall in snowboarding to fall on you face or you fall on your rear