Avoid these 9 Mistakes


Who wouldn’t want to learn how to snowboard after hearing those reasons? If you’re ready to give it a shot, you’ll want to remember a few things. This list isn’t meant to intimidate you, but rather to make your first few times on the slopes more safe and enjoyable. Here are some of the top mistakes you don’t want to make:


Regardless of whether you have lots of skiing, skateboarding or surfing experience or none at all, you can’t rush into snowboarding. It’s a different sport and takes time and patience to perfect. However, if you’re willing to give it the time and attention it needs, you’ll be rewarded. Once you hit that breakthrough point, things move very quickly in a positive direction.


Snowboarding is a very physically demanding sport. From the outside looking in, it may look like you’re just gliding down a slope. The reality is that you’re using almost every muscle group in your body to shift weight, turn, stop, and balance. It’s important to have some level of strength and endurance built up before spending time on the slopes. Like all sports, the fitter you are, the further you will improve.


Nothing is more obvious than a beginner trying to fake it. Everyone remembers their first few times on a snowboard, so don’t worry about it. Focus on yourself and give it your best shot.


One of the more common mistakes is related to how you fasten your feet onto the boards. While many experienced snowboarders stand up, you should not attempt this. Instead, sit down while fastening your feet and then stand up. This will keep you from losing balance and falling down the slope or getting hurt while just putting on your gear.


You’re going to fall on your first few rides – there’s no other way around it. When you do, try not to attempt to break your fall with your hands (you may end up breaking your wrists instead). Let your clothing and the snow cushion your fall instead. It may seem unnatural, but it is often the safer option.


It’s very important that you wear the right clothing; however, very few beginners get this right. Start with a base layer to keep you dry, add a mid-layer to keep you warm, and an outer layer to break the wind and keep out moisture. You should be prepared for severe weather, but you will probably get pretty warm while you are learning, especially the first couple of days.


You have three options when it comes to learning how to snowboard. You can (a) attempt to teach yourself, (b) have a friend show you the ropes, or (c) get professional lessons. The first option won’t work, while the second may get you started (but probably won’t give you the necessary skills and techniques). The third option is the best one, as you need a solid understanding of proper form and technique if you want to get to a decent standard.


You should never go out on your own as a novice snowboarder. Even if there are other people on the slopes, you need a friend, partner, or instructor nearby to keep an eye on you and be your “buddy”. Hopefully nothing happens, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.


Snowboarding isn’t the most difficult sport in the world, but it does take some perseverance to carry on and get through the stage of falling over a lot in the first few days. Try not to get frustrated and understand that all the guys rushing past you have experienced the same problems while they were learning.


At ALLTRACKS Academy, we love everything about the snow. Whether it’s skiing or snowboarding, we’re always ready to have a good time on the slopes. We also believe that there’s no better place to learn than Whistler Blackcomb, Canada.

Although our snowboard courses are not designed for beginners, you do not need to be an expert to join us. If after learning how to snowboard you feel like you’ve found your new calling, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We offer a number of unique ski and snowboard courses, instructor internships, improvement courses, off-piste training, and more. We would love to discuss our options and help find a course that suits you best!


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his post is for all you shredders out there who like a good read. As so many of the most prolific of blogs are beginning to disappear we felt it was time to update our list of the best snowboard blogs out there.

Want to check out what’s going on in the industry? Need to know who won the latest comp? How about some decent board reviews from fellow riders? Then look no further than to our comprehensive guide of the best snowboard blogs & websites in the world.


Still up there as the UK’s number one online community of like-minded shred heads featuring a discussion forum, photo gallery, videos, snow reports, and all sort of other useful info. There’s even a classifieds section for some great gear bargains.


As print magazines begin to see a gradual decline, the UK’s finest snowboard magazine, Whitelines, is keeping it real and current with its continued blogging success.  Here on Mpora you’ll find a regularly updated plethora of the latest competition results, shred clips, funny articles, interviews, and all sorts of other shred worthy goodness.


One of Britain’s top female snowboarding athletes, who now commentates for BBC sport yet still finds time to be a prolific blogger. Aimee’s site is full of news, exciting competitions, personal achievement and events updates, photos, videos and trick tips – all on a clean, easy to navigate page.


Not only one of the best place for lift ticket deals, Liftopia has a lively, well-written and up-to-date stream of great articles, tricks, reviews and lists that make for a really current and informative read from a host of magnificent, passionate staff and guest writers.  Their host of spin off social media sites gives Liftopia an enviable, enjoyable online presence too. Lots to get your shred-lovers teeth into.


Snowboard Addiction describes itself as a world leader in snowboard tutorials and training equipment and who are we to disagree? Ah yes, another world leader in snowboard training!


Calling themselves ‘the independent republic of snow’, Boardistan is a one stop shop that mixes snow, surf, and skate news all in one great looking, very easy to navigate site, albeit a little focussed on the U.S./Canada scenes. Great for catching up with competition results nonetheless. Another prolific and enjoyable to follow social media presence, the only slight worry we have is that their excellent Instagram site has gone quiet in the five weeks since Motorhead’s Lemmy died. Come back now guys, the board loving world needs you to be strong.


If you like reading gear reviews then this is the place for you! Full of articles that ask questions like, ‘What Happens When You Breed Ski Bindings With Snowboard Bindings?’ the AngrySnowboarder is still testing nearly every new piece of kit they can get their hands on. It’s also a good place to read the occasional industry related rant… as the name might suggest.


Still one of the all-time heavy hitters in the industry, it seems like Transworld Snowboarding has been going since the invention of the snurfer. A great place to find all the usual contest results, as well as articles, trick tips, gear reviews, and the sickest video clips photos!


The youtube of the action sports world. On Mpora.com you can find a huge stash of shred clips for both snowboarding and skiing, alongside loads of other action sports clips. Guaranteed to get you stoked!


Established in 2009 and based in Michigan, Agnarchy.com brings you irregularly scheduled snowboarding news and videos, original travel and lifestyle commentary, and unbiased product reviews.
Agnarchy describes itself as ‘the least significant snowboarding blog since 2009’ but we disagree.


We’ve also found these to be a particularly useful tool when it comes to whiling away the hours/days/months when waiting for the start of one of our snowboard instructor courses!