Snowboarding is to descend a hill or mountain covered with snow by sliding down on Snowboard equipment. Although Snowboarding by itself is not an extreme sport and even 3 years old kids can do it by a little training but it is very extreme when you speed up or jump or go off-piste.
Snowboarding Lovers are all over the world and the number of Snowboarders grown every year, most of them do it for fun or sport, they usually go to ski resorts and use lifts to go to the top and slide down on groomed snow in the piste but there are some pros who ski off-piste on fresh powder snow, jump off the cliff or do acrobatic jumps. In many ski resorts, there is a designated area called Park & Pipe which provide with a lot of jumps, half-pipe, rails and …
There is an activity called Heliski which means Snowboarders go to the top of the mountains with a helicopter and ski down on powder snow, Hans Gmoser is the first who operate heliskiing in Canada by Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH). Some countries like Germany, Switzerland and Austria put some bans on Heliskiing.
There is a lot of competition in Snowboarding like Winter Olympic and World Cup which skiers compete in many categories like parallel Giant Slalom, half-Pipe, Snowboard Cross, …
Snowboarding resorts in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada has various kinds of choices like Whistler Blackcomb, Big White, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Sun Peaks, Kicking Horse and … for Beginners and experts.
Some of the necessary things you need to have for Snowboarding are Snowboard, Binding, Boots, Helmet,
Waterproof Gloves, Ski Goggles, Base Layers, Ski Suit, Area Map, Backpack, Compass, GPS, Multi-Function Watch, Cell Phone, First Aid Kit, Knife or Multi Tools, Lighter and Matches, SOS Flashlight, Sunscreen, Lip Balm, Water, Energy Bar, Cash, …
Some of the most popular companies to supply Snowboard gears and clothing are:
Snowboard: Arbor, Burton, Capita, DC, Flow, GNU, Head, Jones, K2, Lib Tech, Nitro, Ride, Rome, Rossignol, Salomon, Slash, Yes,
Boots: 32 – Thirty Two, Adidas, Avalanche, Burton, Chamonix, DC, Head, House, K2, Ride, Rome, Salomon, Sapient
Binding: Arbor, Bent Metal, Burton, Chamonix, Drake, Flow, GNU, Head, K2, Nitro, Ride, Rome, Rossignol, Salomon, Sapient, Union
Clothing: 686, Analog, Black Diamond, Descente, Flow, Oakley, Arc’teryx, Burton, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, Obermeyer, Patagonia, Picture, Quick Silver, Ride, Salomon, The North Face, Under Armour, Volcom,
Goggles: Anon, Bern Heist, Burton, Crab Grab, Dakine Diablo, Dragon, Electric, Giro, Howl, Lib Tech, Oakley, Neff, Roxy, Salomon, Smith, Spy, Sweet Protection, Uvex
Gloves: Arc’teryx, Armada, Black Crows, Black Diamond, Burton, Columbia, Dakine, DC, Crab Grab, Fischer, Flylow, Grenade, Hestra, Leki, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, Neff, Oakley, Oyuki, Organic, Patagonia, Picture, Pow, Quiksilver, Roxy, Salomon, Smartwool, The North Face, Volcom
Helmet: Anon, Bern, Giro, Head, K2, Lib Tech, Marker, Oakley, Picture Organic, POC, Pret, Roxy, Salomon, Sandbox, Smith, Sweet Protection, Triple 8, Uvex