Welcome to snowboard pro camp, and in this video I’ll show you how to skate on your snowboard.
Skating is the first thing you want to learn how to do on your snowboard. It gets you to and from the chairlift and around the any flat areas at the mountain.
To Skate strap your front foot into your snowboard, and push you snowboard along with your free foot. Start by skating with your free foot behind your snowboard. As you skate keep most of your weight on your free foot, this will keep your snowboard from sliding away from you. You can also dig your heel edge in a bit, to help stop your snowboard from sliding away.
You can also skate with your free foot in front of your snowboard. Again keep most of your weight on your free foot this time digging your toe edge a bit. It’s your preference whether skate with your free foot in front or behind your snowboard.
You can also walk your snowboard up hills. First place your snowboard across the hill. Start with your free foot in front of your snowboard. Walk up the hill lifting your board and digging your toe edge into the snow to hold you board in place.
Practices skating on your snowboard until you get the hang of it. Check out the next video in the beginner series, which will prepare you for the chairlift. Leave any questions about this video in the comment box below, and subscribe to snowboard pro camp to check out upcoming learn how to snowboard videos.
By Kevin Pearce