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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

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

Snowsport England

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

SnowDome (Tamworth)

The ultimate snow, ice & leisure experience.

Chatham Ski & Snowboard Centre

The Centre is the south east's premier outdoor wintersports facility whether you are a beginner or an expert skier or snowboarder.

Tallington Lakes Dry Ski Slope

At Tallington Lakes Dry Ski Slope we have a range of activities including Skiing, Snowboarding and Tobogganing.

Calshot Activities Centre

Our ski and snowboard facilities offer an excellent environment in which to learn the basics, develop new skills or give Freestyle a try.

Telford Ski Centre

Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre is located on the outskirts of Madeley. It is the ideal facility from which to learn to ski or improve your techniques before your winter holiday.

Pendle Ski Club

Pendle is a ski slope built on sound investment. Member owned, and run completely by volunteers, every penny earned is re-invested back into the infrastructure. That's why we are proud to boast that we have one of the best "dry" surfaces in the country.

Alpine Snowsport Centre Aldershot

Whether you're skiing, boarding or donutting, young or old, learning skills or honing them, you'll love it at Aldershot!

Halifax Ski & Snowboard Centre

Halifax Ski & Snowboard centre is a dry ski slope nestled in the hills above Halifax, we can teach anybody to ski & snowboard and have a great range of lessons, kids parties and recreational slope passes.