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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.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

30 Days of Snowsport

Tue, 01 Oct 2019

30 Days of Snowsport is all about trying to create a buzz about snowsports on a national and a local level ahead of the new winter season.

National Governing Bodies

Snowsport England

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

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is ranked amongst the UK's greenest universities in the Green League for our environmental commitment. We have 28,000 students (HESA 2011 / 12) and have invested £350 million since 2003 across our three campuses to create an i

Loughborough University

Loughborough is extremely proud of its reputation for providing the best student experience. From its earliest days Loughborough University has produced research that matters, with strong links with industry, commerce and the professions.

SnowDome (Tamworth)

The ultimate snow, ice & leisure experience.

Kids Beginner to Advanced - 2 Day Ski Camp

Kids Beginner to Advanced - 2 Day Ski Camp

2 Days of Skiing - Designed for Beginners aged 10-16 with the focus on achieving open practice standard within the 2 days and able to join our variety of clubs or advanced camps in the future.

We only have 20 Spaces available for this Camp - £70.00 - for the 2 day course.

Adult Learn to Snowboard in a Day Lessons

Adult Learn to Snowboard in a Day Lessons

Full day course, including food and drink, allowing a continuous learning experience to reach the recreational standard. From £129.00

2 hour beginner Snowboarding Lessons

2 hour beginner Snowboarding Lessons

There are 3 group lessons to complete in order to reach the recreational standard. A single group lesson lasts 2 hours and has a maximum of 6 per instructor.

3 hour Fast Track Ski Lesson

3 hour Fast Track Ski Lesson

Fun and progressive 3 hour lessons provide all the basics to get you up and about on the snow.

3 hour Fast Track Snowboard Lesson

3 hour Fast Track Snowboard Lesson

Fun and progressive 3 hour lessons provide all the basics to get you up and about on the snow.

Snowboard Taster Lesson

Snowboard Taster Lesson

These sessions are for total beginners so if you've never stepped on a snowboard but want to give it a try what are you waiting for!

Kinder Snowboard Taster Lesson

Kinder Snowboard Taster Lesson

These sessions are for little beginners who have never stepped on a snowboard but want to give it a try.

Luke Williams

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Partners

  • Equality Standard
    Safeguarding
  • O&W LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • Active Partnerships
    Blaby LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    NWL LSA
  • H&B LSA
    Sport England
  • Active Rutland
    Melton LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Leicester