On your first trip you don’t need to own every piece of snowboard equipment. The cost to buy and transport a snowboard, the bindings and boots could be more than the holiday itself. For your first hol just rent in the resort.
- Rent your snowboard, bindings and boots in resort.
- If you book a package holiday see if you can get cheap equipment rental from your tour operator.
- Consider hiring your snowboard jacket and trousers rather than buying.
- Hire protection, especially a helmet and perhaps wrist guards, knee pads and impact shorts.
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