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Snowsport England

Contact Name
Claire / Gareth (Office)
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01509 232323

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2019 Winter European Youth Olympic Festival

Sat, 09 Feb 2019 - Sat, 16 Feb 2019

What is Snowboarding?

Snowboarding combines elements of skiing, skateboarding and surfing.

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.


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.


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.


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


  • 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.


Make your Move

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!

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Luke Williams

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Snowsport England

01509232323 or 07845277957


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