what's up guys kevin here from snowboardprocamp in this video i want to show you 10 beginner skills you can learn on your first day of snowboarding these skills are gonna help you get around the mountain go down your first run and prepare you for the chairlift everyone learns at their own pace so it's ok if you spread these skills over a few days the first hill you're gonna learn is how to skate skating is how you get around with one foot strapped into your board this skill will get you to the run and also to and from the chairlift I prefer to skate with my free foot behind my board using it to push me across the flat area you also need to know how to walk up hills the best way to walk up the hill is to put your board across the slope and walk with your free foot in front of your board with each step you take dig in your toe edge this will stop your snowboard from sliding down health now that you can skate and walk up hills is time to do some one footed riding this is a skill that's absolutely necessary for getting off the chairlift to practice find a very small slope where you can point your board straight and ride with your free foot between your bindings to stop yourself move your free foot to the edge of your board and drag your heel or toe in the snow when you're ready to go down a small slope the first thing you need to do is strap up with both feet if you need to put your board down for a second make sure your snowboard is upside down so it doesn't slide away the easiest way to do this is to sit down facing the bottom of the run with your board below you let strapped you board up one foot at a time with your knees bent so you can reach the straps once you're strapped up it's time to stand up and start sliding to stand up start by reaching one hand forward and grabbing your board use this hand to pull yourself up and at the same time push yourself up from behind if you find this hard get a friend to help you out the first few times your first time down the slope you're just going to be controlling your speed by sliding on your heel edge with the heel slide the more you lift your toe edge away from the snow the more your heel edge will dig in and slow you down as you slide your body should be bounced over your board with your knees and hips bent your back fairly straight with your hands at your sides to slide back and forth points your hand and put a little more weight into the direction you want to go you also want to learn to control your speed on your toe edge but because we haven't gotten to turning yet we'll have to sit down and roll over the easiest way to find a rollover is to lay back drive your leg and pull your board over as you roll for toast sliding you control your speed by lifting your heel inch away from the snow to slow down or let your heels get closer to the snow to slide faster think of pushing your knees forward into the snow as you slide to help take your toes in more slide back and forth across the hill by looking and pointing in the direction you want to go once you're confident controlling your speed with your heels and toes it's time to get your board to go straight down the hill find the beginner area to try this or you won't pick up too much speed to make your board go straight start by putting more weight over your front foot at the same time point your front hand and shoulder downhill and your back hand and shoulder up with your board going straight you can take the pressure off your boards edge and let your snowboard run flat next you want to turn your board and control your speed just like you were practicing with the heel-and-toe sliding your board needs to be across the hill and on edge to control your speed for the toe turn you need to turn and face the top of the slope at the same time apply pressure to your toe edge for the heel turn turn and face the bottom of the slope and at the same time put pressure on your heel edge to turn your board and control your speed so I hope this video will give you a good idea of what to expect on your first day of riding use the hashtag first day riding to connect with other people learning to snowboard and to share photos and videos of your experience remember to give this video a thumbs up if it helped you out if you have any questions about these 10 skills you can leave them in the comments section check out the beginner snowboard playlist for more tips thanks for watching and I'll see you in the next video

10 Beginner Snowboard Skills – First Day Riding

47 thoughts on “10 Beginner Snowboard Skills – First Day Riding

  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    Thanks man. I tried your tips and I ate shit, but not because of your tips but because I don’t speak English. Gracias!

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    nice info thx

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    I’m not a beginner, I just like the video

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    Hey kevin, just wanted to say i had my firstsnowboarding trip this week and i used your videos to learn. By the end of the week i was linking beginner turns, and starting to get confident letting my board run straight and pick up speed. It meant i could go down some noob runs with my friends! Thanks for putting these videos up they are so great and you are a good teacher

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    I took casi lv1 course this winter, check out my riding at whistler and feel free to comment, thanks:

    https://youtu.be/5h5W927GL3s

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    bro did exactly this on my first day a couple weeks ago and was only on the bunnys for a couple hours . Picked it up quick and was on the blues after lunch. Appreciate the help!

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    Yesterday I went snowboarding for the first time in my life. Took me 40 min to get down my first green run. I slowly learned to get comfortable on my heel side, and enjoyed a few runs like that. I then spent another 40 min on a run learning toe side. By the end of the day on my last run I could link the two together (albeit not for long). This video helped me tremendously! My whole body is sore but I can’t wait to go out again. Thank you so much!

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    Hi Kevin, im Steve of Quebec city.
    Thanks for this Marvelous video !
    Saturday 30 March is My First time with snowboard.
    I Guess is not easy!
    Thank you for your video!👍👍👍

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    Thanks for some tips, which we used before snowboarding this past weekend. I've been snowboarding for years and learned some new tips too!

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    Great step by steps to learn..thanks!

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    I love to snow board I can't ho 1 winter without sledding or snow boarding👍

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    whos here after getting torn up on the mountain?

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    I'm going to be experiencing my First time snow boarding soon and I'm glad these lessons will help me out I'm sure it will do me so good that I need in my first time thanks for the video about all this

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    Wait… if your getting up a hill, should you use your dominant foot to actually walk and kept your less dominant foot locked in your board, or the opposite

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    Wrestling and BJJ surprisingly help with learning how to snowboard lol. I think I would've fallen flat on my face last week if I didn't have the posture/hip movement muscle memory down from BJJ.

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    Alright so my friend wanted to go and I tried to teach him… I didn’t get to do what I wanted too today

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    Lol it’s spring break and we are going to colarodo today to go snowboarding

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    Im teaching my friend how to snowboard tomorrow and im not excited. This kid wants to bomb it on the biggest hill first day. Once he straps into his board its going to be a whole new look at snowboarding. He cannot balance AT all… He wont be able to get off the chair lift correctly. I wont get any time to myself for snowboarding.

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    Finally going tomorrow and needed this info

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    I'm going snowboarding for the first time at Lakeridge wit my friend and I feel like we're just gonna abandon all tips and crawl down the hill

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    My first time going on a snowboard was hard. Theres not really a "bunny hill" at my slopes. First tip that you ALWAYS have to do is HEELS AND TOES!!!!!!! Most important thing is the heels and toes. Going down toes for the first time is scary, but you just gotta do it.

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    3:10 u can see the camera guy

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    Great tips! Went over well with our first time snowboarders, thanks!

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    These Tips are helpful, but it’s best to just experience it for yourself. Obviously, you need to know the basic concepts, but you just have to get a feel for it.

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    The first 3 days of snowboarding😬

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    It’s like skateboarding

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    I’m a skier and tmr will be my first day snowboarding… My Dad is teaching me wish me luck Ima need it

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    One foot riding for beginners? 😂 sure

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    These videos were an immense help when I started to learn to snowboard.
    I paused in-between attempts to watch one of these vids a couple of times.

    Thanks for the awesome tutorials!

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    This is so helpful! Thank you so much. I took two snowboarding lessons 3 years ago. I fell a lot! Didn't try snowboarding after that. Yesterday I went for another try and decided not to take another lesson. I watched this video and 2 another videos in this channel. Memorized them by heart. I nailed the beginner's skills once I got on the slope immediately, which I couldn't figure out 3 years ago. Falling in love with snowboarding!

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    I already know how to snowboard why am I here

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    wish I had watched this before spraining my wrist two days ago snowboarding for the first time…

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    Step 1. Wear a helmet.

    Step 2. Smash your head on a rock and be grateful you were wearing a helmet.

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    Second time getting bolder this year lol

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    I longboard a lot, I think I’m boutta just send it

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    I’ve always wanted to snowboard ever since I played ssx tricky when I was little. I skateboarded a lot so I think when I finally get enough courage to go out to the slopes I’ll have a good time

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    I'm probably eat shit so many times when I snowboard 🙂

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    Thanks Snowboardcamp this video really helped me with my first day of snowboarding.

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    Jumpmarks for Skills:
    0:18 Skating
    0:39 Walk Uphill
    0:58 One Footed Riding
    1:28 Strap Up
    1:54 Stand Up
    2:14 Heel Slide
    2:50 Roll Over
    3:11 Toe Slide
    jumpmarks.in/23gQvrRuCDg

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    bro, i cant even two foot ride. how am i gonna do it with one foot?

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    is it very hard? I did not do it before . how much time to learn this skill

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    For #9 when the board going down straight, am I supposed to be leaning on my toes or heel edge for control or neither? The reason I ask is because I went out today and when the board goes straight down it picks up speed really fast, even on a green hill. Obvious as a newbie, I am terrified of the speed so I feel down a lot trying to stop.

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    At Step 4, I have Flow bindings!

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    It’s not even my first time snowboarding, it’s my third but I’m so bad I need to watch this

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  • May 18, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    Now I'm mentally prepared

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