"Feel the mountain and let it show you how you're going to ski it. Relax and cruise. This isn't a fight, it's a dance, and the mountain always leads." – Jim Bowden, Professional Snowboarder
Snowboarding is a winter sport that involves descending a snow-covered hill on a snowboard attached to a rider's feet. It was developed from sledding in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The development of snowboarding was inspired by skateboarding, sledding, surfing, and skiing.
It is referred to as "snow-surfing" due to the similar concepts involved in riding a wave on an ocean or sliding down fresh powder on hills with boards attached to the feet.
Snowboarding can be pretty dangerous if not done correctly. Like any other sport, it is essential to practice safety first.
It should only be undertaken on slopes that are open for the activity, with boards at least 3 feet long, and helmets are mandatory in some locations.
The best way to learn snowboarding is to take a class or lessons with an instructor.
There are many different types of snowboarding (specializing in jumps, powder, off-road, etc.), so it's important to learn the basics first before moving on to more advanced features.
Once you learn the ropes, snowboarding is an enjoyable sport. It's great for winter sports enthusiasts and beginners alike!