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You can make Snowboarding more fun and exciting with the different Snowboarding Tricks we have prepared just for you. In this section, know the different Snowboard Tricks and learn how they are performed. Each has an animation to serve as your guide in learning how a maneuver is done.


Snowboarding Beginner Course
It is important to learn the basics the right way before moving on to intermediate and advanced moves. Let our Snowboarding Beginner Course guide you in learning the basic moves and techniques.


This is the fundamental maneuver for a lot of Aerial Tricks. It is also useful when jumping over small obstacles. Learn how to perform an Ollie in this section.


Air to Fakie
This Aerial Trick involves making a 180-degree turn in the air and then riding switch. Doing an Air to Fakie can help you fine-tune your movements in the air. Let this section show you how to make this Snowboard Trick.


Surface Tricks


Learn how to maintain balance while riding just one end of your board by doing a Wheelie. This trick will help you in building up power as you lift the board’s nose or tail while riding. Get some Snowboarding Tips on how to do a Wheelie in this section.


Butter is making a series of full turns. Make sure that you are already comfortable in turning and lifting one end of your board before trying this trick.


Nose and Tail Rolls
A Nose and Tail Roll is done by using either your board’s nose or tail to spin 180 degrees and thus changing your stance. Learn how to perform Nose and Tail Rolls in this section.




An avalanche sweeps downhill in the Vallee de la Sionne in southern Switzerland on February 17, 2005.

Six snowboarders and skiers were buried, and five of them killed, in amassive avalanche near Colorado’s famed Loveland Pass on Saturday, April 20. It was the deadliest single Colorado avalanche in 50 years, but unfortunately avalanche fatalities themselves are not rareColorado alone has suffered 11 this yearand they have been increasing along with a growth in backcountry travel.

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Skiing and snowboarding are popular winter sports. But each year, order children and adults are injured while involved in these sports, and sometimes the injuries are very serious.

Did you know

  • Snowboarding and downhill skiing are among the top three causes of injury related to snow and ice activities.
  • Among young skiers, injuries happen most often to beginners, often on their first day.
  • The number of brain and spinal cord injuries resulting from skiing and snowboarding is increasing worldwide.

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kiyKids love snowboarding, whether it’s fun with friends in the terrain park or floating down powder-covered slopes. Children can learn to snowboard at a young age (lessons generally begin at age 7, but motivated youth can start even younger).

This article will help you to maximize their odds for success.

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Health Hazards of Snowboarding and How to Prevent Them

Snowboarding is one of the most popular and fastest growing winter sports in Canada. Many ski resorts even have special slopes designated only for snowboarding. Although a lot of fun, thumb snowboarding does come with some potential health hazards.

Shoulder Injuries-Twice as Common as Skiing

Did you know that Upper extremity injuries are twice as common in snowboarding then in Alpine Skiing? Falling during snowboarding accounts for at least 20% of those injuries. Two of the most common upper injuries include acromio-claviclar separations, clavicle fractures, Rotator cuff strains and humerus fractures.

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As it’s Christmas and most ski resorts are opening within the next couple of weeks we thought we’d ask Emma Cairns, erectile one of our most experienced and knowledgable ski trainers, advice to list 10 ways that the average person can use to improve their skiing this winter. Emma learnt to ski before she could walk and has been training our trainee instructors in Verbier, order Saas Fee and Argentina over the past few years…….so there’s nobody more qualified to give you advice how to be a better skier and learn how to ski better.


1) Buy the correct gear

Feeling comfortable and wearing enough layers is essential if you want to enjoy your skiing. Always find out what the weather is doing for the following day the night before you go skiing.

With such a huge variety of skis on the market today it can be ‘mind boggling’ to know what skis to look for. Before you buy skis, work out where you want to ski on the mountain! Whether you’re focusing on skiing pisted runs, skiing in the backcountry, or hitting kickers in the park (or a mixture of all three); it’s crucial to get the right skis for the terrain you want to ski.

Most skiers love to carve up the piste and rip up the off piste too … if you fall into this category you should be looking for a ski that has a good side cut for carving but is a little wider underfoot, so it floats easily. For skis its very important you don’t have too stiff a ski, as they can be very difficult to turn, bend and have fun on! The same can be said for boots, if you have boots that are too stiff you will be unable to flex or bend your ankle and will therefore be in the ‘backseat’ the whole time and consequently feel a bit out of control.

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