Ten fun facts about Snowboarding


Fact 1
The development of snowboarding was inspired by skateboarding, sledding, surfing and skiing.

Fact 2
It was developed in the United States in the 1960s.

Fact 3
It became a Winter Olympic Sport in 1998.


Fact 4
Snowboarding has been around since the 1920s.

Fact 5
Modern snowboarding began in 1965.

Fact 6
The International Snowboard Federation (ISF) was founded in 1990 to provide universal contest regulations.

Fact 7
There were 8.2 million snowboarders in the USA and Canada for the 2009-2010 season.

Fact 8
Since snowboarding's inception as an established winter sport, it has developed various styles, each with its own specialized equipment and technique. The most common styles today are: freeride, freestyle, and freecarve/race. These styles are used for both recreational and professional snowboarding.

Fact 9
Snowboarding films have become a main part of progression in the sport.

Fact 10
Snowboarding video games provide interactive entertainment on and off season.


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Short about Snowboarding
is a winter sport that involves descending a slope that is covered with snow while standing on a board attached to a rider's feet, using a special boot set onto a mounted binding.