Every snowboarder wants to enjoy their time on the slopes as possible, and with this in mind, it’s worth preparing for the unforeseen circumstances that could leave you injured. While it is true that safety gear is often expensive, we at RideEasy believe in helping you get the best out of yourself as a snowboarder. Long-term injuries are not going to help this! Whether you’re just starting or you’re a seasoned snowboarder, this article is for you.
Believe it or not, the chairlifts that we use today weren’t designed for snowboarders. In fact, even though snowboarding was invented in 1965, it took until the late 1980s for many ski areas to allow us snowboarders in! Can you imagine a resort today without snowboarders carving down the slope? Until ski areas worldwide decide they like snowboarders as much as skiers, we will continue to face the dilemma of how to support the weight our boards on the chairlift. Today I’m going to look at the different options we have available, so you can decide for yourself how you’d like to carry yours.