Snowboarding for Beginners : How to Cross Hill in Snowboarding


Hi, I’m Kevin Byford with the Ski and Snowboard
Schools of Aspen on behalf of the Expert Village. Okay, so after you’ve practiced going across
the hill back and forth a number of times, maybe use the slope, just traversing. Repetition
is key here. The next thing we’re going to do is what are called garlands, which is basically
turn the board down the hill and then skating back up the hill all staying on the same edge
to maintain control. It kind of looks like the tree lights or Christmas lights in a Christmas
tree when you look at the turns in the snow. Big things again, make sure your stance is
correct. Flexed knees, back straight, no twisting of the lower body, and that your weight is
equal on both foots, keeping the edge–your front foot is doing the steering. That’s your
steering wheel. To get going I’m just going to press down on my front toe, push my knee
over, and the board will start going down the fall line. And to slow down, I pick my
toe up, look up the hill, and I slow down. I’ll speed up again, press down on my toe,
and go a little further down the hill, slow down, pick my toe up, look up the hill.

12 thoughts on “Snowboarding for Beginners : How to Cross Hill in Snowboarding”

  1. the bit at the end is kindve like how i snow board but i do it really fast
    i cant turn properly because i learnt on a dry slope but im going on the butter in feb 😀

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