How To Backcountry Snowboard
If you enjoy snowboarding then you should learn how to back country snowboard. There is not much difference in back country snowboarding than snowboarding at a resort except for the quality of the snow. The snow is packed and freshly made at a resort, when you snowboard back country all you have is the snow that fell naturally. It can be soft snow or hard packed snow, depending on the temperature. Here are a few things to consider when attempting to back country snowboard.
- Try a smaller hill to test the snow. If there are several hills where you are going back country snowboarding, try out the smallest one first. The snow will typically be the same on all the hills. If the snow is hard like ice it might not be a good idea to snowboard at this time, if you fall it will hurt more than the snow at the resorts. It is also more difficult to carve on a snowboard when the snow is hard.
- Make sure there is not a lot of other people on the hill. If you are going snowboarding and others are out sledding or tubing you don't want to risk running into one another.
- Have someone go with you in case of emergency. Make sure to tell someone where you are going or take someone along. You never know what could happen while back country snowboarding. It often can be dangerous so it would be nice to have someone along to go get help in case of an injury.
- Do not trespass. Have permission to snowboard on the hill before doing so. You can also try snowboarding at parks but make sure it is permitted before doing so. Snowboarding is an expensive activity, especially when you go to resorts, but by back country snowboarding, you save money and you get a great adventure like no other.