We have our little tradition with my Mother. Since I was very little, like... five? six? - once a year we go to Zakopane, take our ski (mum) and snowboard (me) and have a ~90min walk uphill as a warm-up before riding.
We have skipped our tradition maybe two times in the last twenty years, and once we took the cable car. Quite a result.
When we climb up Kasprowy Wierch (we don't go to the top, but to lower station of chair lift - this map is quite helpful: kasprowywierch.biz/galeria/kas... - we take the most popular route), we have a sit, drink some tea, and take the chair lift to the top.
And we don't even need more than one ride down. The most important thing is that we walk our way up.
I have skipped snowboarding last winter and almost did the same this season, but this one time we fulfilled our tradition.
When I was little, Mummy was taking my ski and I had to take her ski poles up.
This year I was carrying her ski most of the time, of course next to my snowboard (and taking lots of pictures in the meantime, so I had a lot of stops). It felt good to change the roles. Next time I'm paying for everything, no excuses :)
I presume it's a bit crazy, after over two years without snowboarding to go for the most difficult mountain I know in polish part of Tatra mountains (and the most beloved one), but I have managed not to kill myself and had lots of pleasure from the riding. Next year, next season, I'm gonna ride snowboard every weekend. Promise!
ps. it was the first time I've seen such a little amount of snow on that mountain. Ten years ago we had winters in the mountains until late April... :(
post p.s. - selfie from that day also tells it's story... tookapic.com/photos/324687