Sami Tuorininemi’s epic shot of Tapio Kuusakoski in Brighton, UT.

Sami Tuoriniemi’s photo of Juuso Laivisto in Revelstoke.

A movie by “WillFilmForFood”, “Livin” really seems to be the next evolution of snowboard videos.

Take a peep at Horgmo & friends as they enjoy Camp of Champions’ snowpark at Whistler!

13-year-old Norwegian star Marcus Kleveland becomes the youngest rider ever to land a Triple Cork. Perhaps the worst kept secret in snowboarding Marcus Kleveland has joined an illustrious list of pros that have successfully landed Triple Corks. On a purpose-built kicker in Vierli, Norway, the young Norwegian took some time to familiarise himself with the landing until finally landing the elusive trick. He joins the likes of Torstein Horgmo, Mark McMorris and a handful of others who have stomped the triple. 

Snowboard jump captured at Val Park, Tignes

Taking to the slopes for a skiing or snowboarding holiday is a popular diversion for people from varied backgrounds and skill levels. While overall ski injuries are down, the numbers of serious injuries involving collisions is on the rise. More people taking runs on crowded trails means more potential for accidents. Being aware on the slopes can help prevent them.


Be Traffic Smart

People gliding down slopes flow in patterns that can be roughly equated to driving. Traffic flows freely in open areas, can get bottled up in choke points, and there are merge points. Utilising what are essentially defensive driving techniques on a downhill run can prevent collisions. Don’t go so fast that you cannot avoid another snowboarders.

 
Following too closely means you don’t have time to react if someone goes down in front of you. Scan your areas ahead and look for potential problems in front of you. Someone taking an erratic line or looking like they are in distress is reason to turn out and go around. When trying new tricks or jumps, give yourself an error cushion. That means trying them at less than full speed until you build confidence in the motions. 
 


Be Courteous and Know Your Limits

Don’t decide in the middle of a run to skip through trees to another run with skiers flying down the hill toward you. Intersections are the main area where collisions occur. Adding to that by entering a run where no one expects you to makes that worse. Choose runs that challenge you but don’t go overboard. It may seem obvious, but wearing a helmet is the hands-down best way to avoid head injury. 

Snowboarding is an incredibly fun winter activity and with just a little foresight and preparation, you can snowboard and limit the risk of injury. 

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stunning snowscape sunset

stunning snowscape sunset

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Cool snowboarding halfpipe picture

Cool snowboarding halfpipe picture

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Cool Snowboarding Pic
Making us wish we were snowboarding right now

Cool Snowboarding Pic

Making us wish we were snowboarding right now

Amazing snowboarding visnowboard airbagdeo of Meesh Hytner who was saved by deploying an airbag as she was caught up in a terrifying avalanche this week in the Colorado mountains. Watch the amazing video here…

Cool snowboarding photo in black and white