Category Archives: Snowboarding

Shaun White hosting snowboarding event at Bear Mountain

Shaun White will host an Air + Style event Saturday, Jan. 6 at Bear Mountain ski resort. Some of the biggest names in snowboarding will be competing at Bear Mountain with the Winter Olympic looming in early February. The event will draw 50 of Southern California's best riders, who are competing for a chance to compete...
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Northstar snowboarder dies after crashing into tree well

A snowboarder died Thursday at Northstar California ski resort in Lake Tahoe from an apparent fall into a tree well, according to resort sources. The 43-year-old male snowboarder was from New Canaan, Connecticut. Northstar officials notified area media at 6:45 a.m. with a Friday statement via email. The name of the individual has not yet been...
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Learning how to snowboard

A beginning snowboard lesson often includes a variety of ages, because snowboarding is not just for kids. [caption id="attachment_6301" align="alignright" width="300"] For that first lesson -- like this one at Diamond Peak ski resort in Lake Tahoe -- beginners are introduced to the equipment and safety will be discussed,...
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Tips for snowboarding lessons

BY JEFFREY WEIDEL Unlike the past, a beginning snowboard lesson now often includes a variety of ages, because it’s now an accepted winter sport that’s not just for kids. A group snowboarding lesson might include the 40-something guy looking to switch from skis to the board; a youngster under-10 who is anxious to snowboard because it looks cool;...
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How to avoid snowboarding injuries  

BY JEFFREY WEIDEL So you want to try snowboarding! It’s a great alternative to skiing and can be mastered through lesson programs and the right frame of mind. However, there are some inherent dangers to snowboarding, especially for beginners. Dr. Robert Cabry with Drexel Sports Medicine, has some tips for people – young and old – who...
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