Snowboarding is a competitive and recreational winter sport where individuals balance on a single board, and attempt to move downhill. The first snowboard was invented in the early 1960’s as a child's toy and was the combination of two skis as a single unit. Most snowboards are tall and rectangular in shape with a rounded top and bottom, and are fabricated from a combination of wood, fiberglass and resin. While snowboarding is done recreationally, snowboarding competitions commonly include the alpine, halfpipe, giant slalom, boardercross, and slopestyle events based in speed and overall skill of performance. Snowboarding is now a sport in the Winter Olympics.

How do you get better at snowboarding?

There are plenty of different ways to get better at snowboarding. One important step is filming yourself riding so that you can identify what mistakes your making. Also, when doing an intermediate turn keep your back straight, your core tight, and your knees bent to not fall and continue riding.

When did snowboarding start?

Snowboarding started out in 1965 by an engineer based out of Muskegon, Michigan: Sherman Poppen. He attached two skis together and rope on one end for his daughter so she can control herself as she glided downhill. The invention Sherman made turned into modern-day snowboards.

What is easier: skiing or snowboarding?

In the snowsports world, a common claim people hear and say is that skiing is easy to learn but hard to master, yet snowboarding is hard to learn but easy to master. Of course, everyone is different, but this case is relatively true. If you want to pick up a snowsport really quickly, skiing is the move.

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5’6” | 1.68 m
August 16, 1991
Anna Gasser
168.000
1991.00
12000
3D
Anna Gasser
5’3” | 1.60 m
April 23, 2000
Chloe Kim
160.000
2000.00
41000
3D
Chloe Kim
5’5” | 1.65 m
April 10, 1981
Gretchen Bleiler
165.000
1981.00
1200
3D
Gretchen Bleiler
5’7” | 1.70 m
January 27, 1987
Hannah Teter
170.000
1987.00
6400
3D
Hannah Teter
5’11” | 1.80 m
June 6, 1994
Max Parrot
180.000
1994.00
7900
3D
Max Parrot
6’2” | 1.88 m
July 6, 1994
Scott James
188.000
1994.00
2800
3D
Scott James
5’8” | 1.73 m
September 3, 1986
Shaun White
173.000
1986.00
68000
3D
Shaun White
5’11” | 1.80 m
October 9, 1982
Travis Rice
180.000
1982.00
8800
3D
Travis Rice
Shaun White
Height comparison diagram of Shaun White compared to other snowboarders

Shaun White is an American professional snowboarder, known for become a 3-time Olympic Champion and holding the record for the most X-Games gold medals. He also has the most Olympic gold medals by any snowboard and has won 10 ESPY Awards. Shaun White started snowboarding at the age of 6, turned pro at the age of 13, and was the youngest Snowboard to win the US Open. He is the first snowboarder to land back-to-back double corks. He is also a skateboarder, has appeared in multiple films, and is part of the electronic rock band, Bad Things. He was nicknamed the ‘The Flying Tomato,’ due to his red hair.

Shaun White has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Drawings of Shaun White in a range of snowboarding positions labeled with overall height
Shaun White is an American professional snowboarder, known for become a 3-time Olympic Champion and holding the record for the most X-Games gold medals. He also has the most Olympic gold medals by any snowboard and has won 10 ESPY Awards. Shaun White started snowboarding at the age of 6.

Shaun White has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Drawings of Shaun White in a range of snowboarding positions labeled with overall height
Shaun White
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5’8” | 1.73 m
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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 2002—

Birthday
September 3, 1986

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Shaun White standing, snowboarding (various)

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Chloe Kim
Scaled height comparison illustration of Chloe Kim in relation to other snowboarders

Chloe Kim is an American snowboarder, known for becoming the youngest woman to win an Olympic snowboard gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Chloe Kim started snowboarding at the age of 4. She is a 4-time X-Games gold medalist and the first woman to win 2 gold medals in snowboarding at the Winter Youth Olympic Games. Currently, she is the World, Olympic, Youth Olympic, X Games champion of the Halfpipe event, making her the first person to win the title at all 4 major events. Chloe Kim is the only snowboarder to win 3 gold medals before the age of 16 in the history of the X-Games.

Chloe Kim has a height of 5’3” (1.60 m).

Drawings of Chloe Kim in a range of snowboarding positions labeled with overall height
Chloe Kim is an American snowboarder, known for becoming the youngest woman to win an Olympic snowboard gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Chloe Kim started snowboarding at the age of 4. She is a 4-time X-Games gold medalist and the first woman to win 2 gold medals in in Youth Olympic Games.

Chloe Kim has a height of 5’3” (1.60 m).

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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 2013—

Birthday
April 23, 2000

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Chloe Kim standing, snowboarding (various)

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Anna Gasser
Height comparison diagram of Anna Gasser compared to other snowboarders

Anna Gasser is an Austrian snowboarder, known for becoming 2018 Olympic champion in the Big Air event. Anna Gasser began competing in the sport during the 2010-2011 season. She currently holds 1 Gold Olympic medal, 2 World Championship wins, and 4 X-Games medals. Anna Gasser was the first female snowboarder to perform the Cab Double Cork 900 kicker in 2013. She was also the first woman to successfully execute a Cab Triple Underflip 1260 and Cab Double Cork in the 2018-2019 season. She is credited with helping creating a more progressive space for women in the snowboarding sport.

Anna Gasser has a height of 5’6” (1.68 m).

Drawings of Anna Gasser in a range of snowboarding positions labeled with overall height
Anna Gasser is an Austrian snowboarder, known for becoming 2018 Olympic champion in the Big Air event. Anna Gasser began competing in the sport during the 2010-2011 season. She currently holds 1 Gold Olympic medal, 2 World Championship wins, and 4 X-Games medals.

Anna Gasser has a height of 5’6” (1.68 m).

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Anna Gasser
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5’6” | 1.68 m
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Nationality: Austria

Years Active: 2010—

Birthday
August 16, 1991

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Anna Gasser standing, snowboarding (various)

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Travis Rice
Scaled height comparison illustration of Travis Rice in relation to other snowboarders

Travis Rice is an American professional snowboarder who is for having over 30 grand slam titles and 4 X-Game Medals. He is listed as #13 among the most 20 influential snowboarders of the last 20 years. Unlike other snowboarders he didn’t enter his first major competition until he was 18, and turned professional in 2001. In 2005, he co-founded the Brain Farm Digital Cinema which has created some of the highest-selling snowboarding films, some of which he has been featured in. Travis Rice is regarded as one of the best snowboarders of all time and is considered a legend.

Travis Rice has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Set of illustrations of Travis Rice in various snowboarding poses dimensioned with overall height
Travis Rice is an American professional snowboarder who is for having over 30 grand slam titles and 4 X-Game Medals. He is listed as #13 among the most 20 influential snowboarders of the last 20 years. Unlike other snowboarders he didn’t enter his first major competition until he was 18.

Travis Rice has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Set of illustrations of Travis Rice in various snowboarding poses dimensioned with overall height
Travis Rice
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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 2001—

Birthday
October 9, 1982

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Travis Rice standing, snowboarding (various)

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Maxence 'Max' Parrot
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Max Parrot is a Canadian snowboarder, known for being is a 7-time X-Games champion and an Olympic medalist. He began snowboarding at the age of 10 and turned professional at the age of 16. Max Parrot represented Canada in the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics. He performed the first Backside Triple Cork ever seen at an X-Games event and became the first snowboarder to successfully land continuous triple jumps in the Slopestyle event. Max Parrot also executed the first Cab Quadruple Underflip 1620 in 2015 and the Cab 1800 Triple Cork in 2016 in the X-Games. He has won 13 X-Game medals in total.

Max Parrot has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Drawings of Max Parrot in a range of snowboarding positions labeled with overall height
Max Parrot is a Canadian snowboarder, known for being is a 7-time X-Games champion and an Olympic medalist. He began snowboarding at the age of 10 and turned professional at age 16. Max Parrot represented Canada in the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics. He performed the first Backside Triple Cork.

Max Parrot has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Drawings of Max Parrot in a range of snowboarding positions labeled with overall height
Maxence 'Max' Parrot
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Nationality: Canada

Years Active: 2014—

Birthday
June 6, 1994

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Max Parrot standing, snowboarding (various)

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