What is snowboard?

  • (verb): Glide down a snow-covered slope while standing on a board.
    Example: "The children love to snowboard in winter"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Snowboards are boards that are usually the width of one's foot longways, with the ability to glide on snow. Snowboards are differentiated from monoskis by the stance of the user. In monoskiing, the user stands with feet inline with direction of travel (facing tip of monoski/downhill) (parallel to long axis of board), whereas in snowboarding, users stand with feet transverse (more or less) to the longitude of the board. Users of such equipment may be referred to as snowboarders. Commercial snowboards generally require extra equipment such as bindings and special boots which help secure both feet of a snowboarder, who generally rides in an upright position. These type of boards are commonly used by people at ski hills or resorts for leisure, entertainment and competitive purposes in the activity called snowboarding.

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Arn Menconi - Early Life and Education
... A fully certified snowboard instructor through the American Association of Snowboard Instructors, Menconi produced the largest amateur snowboard series for ten years through SOS ...
Lisa Wiik
... In 2007/2008 she finished World No.11 on the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour (Ticket to Ride (World Snowboard Tour)) ... In 2008/2009 she finished World No.2 on the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour (Ticket to Ride (World Snowboard Tour)) ...
SOS Outreach - History
... In 1993, Arn Menconi founded SOS Outreach as the Snowboard Outreach Society in Colorado’s Vail Valley to improve the public perception of snowboarders ... Snowboard Outreach Society organized snowboard races at Beaver Creek Ski Resort and donated the proceeds to local charities ...
Dual Edge Snowboard
... The Dual Edge Snowboard (DES) is a technical categorization of a general snowboard concept and technology, where a device or mechanism creates two simultaneously ridden edges for a snowsport ...
Snowboarding Video Games - List of Snowboarding Games For Mobile Platforms
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More definitions of "snowboard":

  • (noun): A board that resembles a broad ski or a small surfboard; used in a standing position to slide down snow-covered slopes.