How young can you start to snowboard?

FacebookTwitter

How young can you start to snowboard?

Started by Wanderer in Snowboarding - 25 Replies

Login
To Create or Answer a Topic
J2Ski

Brimster
reply to 'How young can you start to snowboard?'
posted Feb-2010

There is no specific age as to what is too young to start boarding but from memory I think 7 was the youngest the ski school was happy to take.

Its a bit like skiing. Some people will start their kids as young as 2 or 3 but personally I would say the best age is 4 upwards only because they have a bit more strength and understanding and also a bit more interest but then again you have the odd child younger who picks it up and wants to be there so it is always child dependant.

Lorrafun
reply to 'How young can you start to snowboard?'
posted Feb-2010

My girls started skiing at 5 and 6 and then decided after they had completed all ski school levels to go boarding, they would have been 8 and 9. Ski school did not want to take them under 7 - so your son should be fine. They have been to surf school 8 times now and learn something new each time, they wil be going back to surf school next week (even though they have passed the same level 3 times already, it is still worth it IMO). Do get your son some wristguards and kneepads as they fall all the time when learning. I try and get my girls to ski in the morning with us instead of boarding as they do the boarder "sitting down" thing every time they stop!!!

Tony_H
reply to 'How young can you start to snowboard?'
posted Feb-2010

Just go flying up to them and do a hockey stop to cover them in snow. They soon remember that skiers are the number 1's on the slopes
www  New and improved me

Andy A
reply to 'How young can you start to snowboard?'
posted Feb-2010

Pablo Escobar - when did snowboarding start slowly dying then ? i'm intrigued... lol

Tony_H - hmmm, you can do a "hockey stop" and cover them in snow on a snowboard too y'know, but if that's what you think makes skiers "number 1's" on the slopes....
ride 'til you drop

Pablo Escobar
reply to 'How young can you start to snowboard?'
posted Feb-2010

Andy A wrote:Pablo Escobar - when did snowboarding start slowly dying then ? i'm intrigued... lol


I was on the wind up. Snowboarding definitely has its place and I know a few skiers who think that snowboarding pow is great. Skiing makes a lot of things a whole load easier though.

Andy A
reply to 'How young can you start to snowboard?'
posted Feb-2010

Pablo, I figured as much, hence the "lol"

the one thing I will concede is that being able to pole across flat traverses and not unbuckle IS the definite advantage skiing has over riding

two edges on icy surfaces is another one..

..but nothing can beat riding in the pow !!
ride 'til you drop

Pablo Escobar
reply to 'How young can you start to snowboard?'
posted Feb-2010

Andy A wrote:Pablo, I figured as much, hence the "lol"

the one thing I will concede is that being able to pole across flat traverses and not unbuckle IS the definite advantage skiing has over riding

two edges on icy surfaces is another one..

..but nothing can beat riding in the pow !!


getting late!

Do you ski as well?

Andy A
reply to 'How young can you start to snowboard?'
posted Feb-2010

no, i'm totally lost to "the dark side", lol, although telemark and nordic do hold some appeal, but not alpine

skiing is not the best for me after a knee reconstruction, oops..
ride 'til you drop

Topic last updated on 31-December-2012 at 04:06

Not a Member?

FREE Snow Reports by e-mail.

Save on Ski Hire

Save up to 50%

+5% for 4+ Ski Packs

+10% for 10+ Ski Packs

Discount Ski Hire

7th day Free on selected dates

Ski Hire Shops in Les Menuires, Les Bruyères and Reberty.

SkiSet

Sponsored Links

Forum Listing Key

Unread Post
Hot Topic
Sticky (important)
Announcement

The views and opinions presented in the J2Ski Forums are solely those of their respective authors and do not represent those of J2Ski Ltd. Objectionable Content may be notified by sending a Private Message to Admin.

J2Ski logo J2Ski logo