Master the mountain.

Whether you seek out challenging terrain or try to avoid it, developing the skills to ride it are essential to get around the mountain. Use the videos in this section to find tips on powder, ice, crud, moguls, trees, steeps and other tricky terrain. While your buddies work on Sodukos in the lodge if the snow sucks, you’ll be making laps down the mountain.

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5 Responses to All-mountain snowboard tips
  1. Dave
    February 24, 2013 | 10:50 pm

    I got one for u guys. Narrow blue run needing to kill speed. I’m thinking of Sunset Blvd. on Blackcomb in Whistler Blackcomb. Help!


  2. Aaron
    December 29, 2010 | 12:21 am

    Hey guys I’m having a hard time ridding steeps and making
    quick turns on non pow days. I try and jump a bit with my back foot
    while turning to toe side and as soon ass I turn toe side its hard
    to quick turn back to heel side. The steeps I’m trying to go down
    on are diamonds or double diamonds any suggestions

    • Jill
      January 2, 2011 | 3:43 am

      Hi Aaron! Thanks for the comment. Here are a couple of ideas that may help with steep riding. It sounds like you are a pretty advanced rider, so you may not need to do these specific drills, but I included them for reference. You may just need more mileage on the steeps.
      * Try to keep you shoulders level with the terrain (not sitting back). Exaggerate putting weight over your front leg.

      * Keep your knees super bouncy and soft.

      * Practice “wind-shield wiper” turns at home. Put a towel under your back foot, transfer weight over your front leg and swing your back foot around. You need to shift your weight forward at the start of the turn and back at the end. This is hard to explain, but we have a video on steeps coming out at some point and we include it in there.

      If you’re intimidated and freeze up, try skidded turns with a side-slip in between. From a heel side-slip, make one toe turn and pause again in a toe side-slip. Continue to make these single turns and gradually reduce the side-slip in between. Use the hill to slow you down by turning back uphill.

      • Aaron
        January 24, 2011 | 7:11 pm

        Hey jill thanks for the tips they where great help. I’m getting a whole lot better on the steeps and not really intimidated by then I enjoy going down them now is so fun going down now and look up at the path where I came from. The wind shield wiper technique help a lot with the problem of transfering my weight and using the mountain to slow me down when I was going to fast was great advise also thanks! Can wait to see what other videos you guys post there awsome 🙂

        • Jill
          January 24, 2011 | 8:34 pm

          hurray! glad to hear! 😀

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