One of the more common questions I get asked is “I’m going snowboarding soon and I’m a beginner, got any tips?”
Well, I do have an entire page of beginner tips here – Beginner Snowboard Tips – BUT I wouldn’t recommend you use every single one of those tactics right away.
Instead, here’s what I’d suggest to beginner snowboarders looking to improve their snowboarding.
My advice to beginner snowboarders:
Don’t try to use 50 different tips at once, instead, pick one tip and one area of your riding and fix that first. Get it right before trying to learn another tip or technique.
There’s over 400 snowboard tips on this blog… that’s A LOT of tips to go through and even the most talented beginner isn’t going to be able to use all of them right away.
Don’t overcomplicate things and try to learn 500 things at once. Ever tried to cook a meal, while juggling a ball, while learning spanish at the same time? It doesn’t work.
So don’t do it with your snowboarding either.
Don’t try to learn stance and balance, while working on edging, while working on knee flexion, while working on falling techniques. Get one thing right at a time.
No one expects you to be able to do all of those things at the start. Heck, I spent the better part of my first week on snow faceplanting and just learning to fall safely and get to the bottom of a run.
Pick one tip (list of beginner snowboard tips), work on it and get it right before you move on to work on another area of your snowboarding.