Skiboards are a relatively new addition to the snowriding family. This new sport combines the latest technologies of skis and snowboards and is extremely easy to use. Sometimes referred to a “snowblades,” skiboards are about half the length and twice the width of regular skis. Their twin tip design gives the rider the freedom to go backwards, turn360’s on the ground, perform one foot turns, and perform a multitude of other tricks, in addition to being able to do everything that skiers and snowboarders do as well.
The concept behind skiboards is simple; they look like miniature snowboards, except there is a skiboard for each foot. The bindings are made to fit regular ski boots, hard shell snowboard boots, and mountaineering boots. In many ways, skiboarding is easier than skiing or snowboarding. Skiboards handle like skis, but are made like snowboards. This gives them the ability to handle many different types of terrain such as deep powder, steep slopes, hardpack, and even ice. Are you thinking that skiboarding may be the right sport for you? One more fun fact about skiboards is that the gear associated with skiboarding is considerably less expensive than any other snowriding sport. Just to recap, skiboarding is fun, easy and affordable. It is a sport that the whole family can learn in one day. Who on earth wouldn’t want to give it a try? After all, if skiboards had been invented first, there’s no telling how many skiers and snowboarders would be around today.