Beginner’s Guide to Snowboarding

So, you’ve chosen the righteous path and want to learn to snowboard (not sk*!). You’ve seen the videos of Shaun White and friends pulling double corks in the pipe or flying off cliffs into deep powder.  You want a piece of the action and you’ve even convinced your mates to book a snowboarding holiday with you. What next?

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Snowboarding Beginner’s Checklist

Here’s the short and snappy version of the Beginner’s Guide.  Just click on the links below for more info.

  1. Learning to snowboard
    • Take snowboarding lessons at a UK Snow Dome before you go.
    • Pre-book 2 or 3 half days of lessons at your chosen resort.
    • Get protection! Protect your bum, knees, wrists and head when learning.
    • Pace yourself – The first few days will burn and you have a whole week ahead of you.
    • Choose a beginner friendly resort with plenty of blue and green runs.
  2. Booking your snowboard holiday
    • Book off-peak for a cheaper holiday with quieter pistes.
    • Factor in the lift ticket cost.
    • Package hols offer great deals for less stress.
    • Watch out for hidden extras in ‘cheap’ flights.
  3. Snowboard clothing to buy
    • Socks
    • Gloves
    • Thermals/base layers – try Asda or Uni Qlo’s ‘HeatTech’
    • Snowboard jacket and pants – borrowed, cheap or second hand – try eBay or TK Maxx
    • Goggles
    • Fleece
  4. Snowboard equipment to rent
    • Snowboard and bindings
    • Snowboard boots
    • Helmet
    • Wrist guards
  5. Buying travel insurance for snowboarding
    • You need snow sports cover – guess when you’re most likely to break something…

The Beginner’s Guide to Snowboarding:

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