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Ski or snowboard : make the right choice for your winter vacations!

Publié le 04/09/2023 - Rédigé par Marie
Would you like to try your hand at winter sports, but don't know which to choose between skiing and snowboarding? As your friends and family try to guide your choice based on their personal experiences, how do you know which option is right for you?

The differences between snowboarding and skiing

The equipment and movements involved in skiing and snowboarding can already help you define the nature of your next sporting adventure this winter.


For skiing, you'll need a pair of skis, ski boots and poles*.

This keeps your feet apart, so you can steer and control your speed more easily on the slopes.

If your arms, equipped with poles, help you to maintain your balance, your leg muscles will be the most solicited in this discipline.
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In snowboarding, your equipment is limited to a single board and snowboard boots*.

This means that your feet are fixed to the same set of boots, requiring you to use your upper body to make turns and gain speed.

It's not always easy to get the hang of it when you're just starting out, but it's sure to give you a unique gliding sensation on the slopes.

*Whether you're skiing or snowboarding, it's essential to wear a mask, helmet and gloves to prevent injury in the event of a fall.
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Ski and snowboard learning facilities and variations

To choose the winter sport best suited to your desires and profile, you can also take into account the learning facilities for each discipline.

With your legs free and your movements more natural, it's quicker to learn the basics of skiing.

You'll then be able to hit your first green or blue runs as soon as you take your first lessons for a stimulating activity.

Snowboarding, on the other hand, requires you to find new axes of balance if you've never skateboarded or surfed before.

This first stage generally makes learning the basics a little more time-consuming.

Although you're still a beginner, you can also look at the variants of each sport to help you make your choice.

In the long term, will you be more interested in cross-country skiing, freeskiing and slalom, or in JIB, off-piste and free carve? All you have to do is choose the option that will introduce you to these disciplines!

Learn to ski or snowboard in the best conditions

There's no age limit for starting a new sporting activity, but some learning methods are more effective than others.

Although initiations with friends or family can be very enjoyable, the advice of those close to you can sometimes lack precision or pedagogy.

This makes it difficult to learn the right moves from your very first sessions, and still have fun.

Taking ski or snowboard lessons with an instructor will help you progress more quickly on the slopes.

With his or her expertise, he or she can accompany you every step of the way, for a learning experience in the best possible conditions and in good spirits.