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Snowboarding

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

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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 Schools Snowsport Week

Mon, 24 Jun 2019

Giving young people the opportunity to get into snowsport for potentially the first time, to give them a new experience and potentially a hobby for life!

National Governing Bodies

Snowsport England

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

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