Snowboarding and skiing are pricey sports—there’s no way around it. From equipment rentals and purchases to lift tickets and the occasional travel fee, a single day spent on the slopes can cost hundreds of dollars. This is often a major deterrent for those who want to try the sport without spending half a paycheck; why would anybody spend that much just to take the rope tow twice, fall a dozen times, and give up?
We want to make snowboarding education accessible to all who are interested. Sure—in most cases, resorts allow beginners to rent equipment for free or at a reduced rate when taking a lesson, but the lesson itself is often enormously expensive. In an attempt to circumvent this issue, we produce guides, online lessons, and reviews to help you get your feet on the board. From learning to fall to what it means to ride “goofy,” we will cover the basic skills and terminology you need.
Though we want to do what we can to help interested snowboarders, we understand that an education is incomplete without a day on the slopes. Our resources are meant to provide an intellectual background for when you do get to the mountain. We want you to avoid the scenario we described—falling a dozen times and giving up. Our guides will help prepare you to make the most of the money you spend at the mountain. Moreover, we are working to produce an app for our resources, which will make slope-side reference easy and accessible.
Ultimately, we hope to collaborate with resorts around the country to help sponsor free or discounted lessons for our readers and subscribers. Though this is currently a pipe dream, it is the ideal end goal of this website. Be sure to check back on our progress and keep track of our snowboarding resources are they are released.