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Snowboard Racing

Snowboard racing is a form of snowboarding where competitors attempt to obtain the fastest time down a course.

An Overview of Snowboard Racing

Snowboard racing is a form of snowboarding where competitors race down a course. It can be done against the clock, or by two or more competitors racing in a head-to-head format. Most forms of snowboard racing use slaloming courses where riders are timed as they individually race through gates at high speeds or at tight angles with the fastest time winning. Whereas snowboard cross is where four riders simultaneously begin the race at the top of an inclined course and it is a race to reach the finish line first.

Benefits

  • Increased flexibility
  • Improved balance
  • Increased core strength
  • Very competitive

Equipment

  • Snowboard and bindings
  • Snowboard helmet and goggles
  • Snowboard boots
  • Snowsuit
  • Gloves

Facts

Parallel Giant Slalom came into the Winter Olympics in 1998 and was joined by Snowboard Cross in 2006.

National Governing Bodies

Snowsport England

Contact Name
Claire / Gareth (Office)
Contact Email
info@snowsportengland.org.uk
Contact Telephone
01509 232323