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Snowboarding combines elements of skiing, skateboarding and surfing.

An Overview of Snowboarding

Snowboarding involves descending a slope that while standing on a snowboard attached to a rider's feet.

There are numerous disciplines involved in the sport of snowboarding, involving any number of stunts and styles, from the open nature of freestyle to specialist events like parallel giant slalom.

Benefits

Snowboarding is considered a high-intensity aerobic workout, in which the average snowboarder can burn up to 450 calories per hour. Along with being an ideal form of weight-loss exercise, snowboarding works core muscles due to the need for constant balance at high speeds. Flexibility is improved through the need to constantly change direction whilst maintaining balance.

Involvement

Getting involved is easy as there is a network of indoor snow centres and outdoor slopes across the UK. Snowboarding will give you an adrenaline rush of speed and you can learn how to do tricks. If you like the cold and being outdoors - although there are indoor slopes all over the country - then give it a go.

Equipment

Ski jacket, salopettes, helmet, snowboard boots and a snowboard. Equipment is usually available to hire at snowsport facilities across the country.

Facts

  • Jenny Jones was the first British athlete to win a medal on snow in 90 years of the Winter Olympics, winning a bronze in Sochi 2014.

Find Snowboarding Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

Snowsport England

Contact Name
Claire / Gareth (Office)
Contact Email
info@snowsportengland.org.uk
Contact Telephone
01509 232323

Accelerate Coaching

Doncaster's premier personal training & sports performance business where everyone can 'train like an athlete' when led by our team of professionals.

Halifax Ski & Snowboard Centre

Halifax Ski & Snowboard centre is a dry ski slope nestled in the hills above Halifax, we can teach anybody to ski & snowboard and have a great range of lessons, kids parties and recreational slope passes.

Ski Rossendale

Ski Rossendale is located in Rawtenstall, at the heart of the Rossendale Valley. Overlooking the valley the slope offers superb panoramic views and enjoy easy access to all major transport routes due to it's proximity to the M65 and local bus routes.

Snozone Castleford

Snozone Castleford offers something for everyone on our indoor real snow slopes. offering ski lessons and snowboard lessons and group sessions for all levels, abilities and ages.

Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam is the best modern university in the north of England, as ranked by the 2015 Times Good University Guide. With regard to sport, we regularly achieve top 20 in BUCS rankings, and offer a range of volunteering, coaching and participation op

Victoria Crampton

Development Officer

07740 883 081

Victoria Crampton

Development Officer

07740 883 081

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