Snowboarding

Snowboarding is a recreational and competitive activity that involves descending a snow-covered slope while standing on a snowboard that is almost always attached to a rider's feet. It features in the Winter Olympic Games and Winter Paralympic Games.

Snowboarding
A snowboarder making a turn in fresh snow
First played1965, Muskegon, Michigan, U.S.
Characteristics
TypeOutdoor
EquipmentSnowboard, bindings, boots
Presence
Olympic1998
Paralympic2014

The development of snowboarding was inspired by skateboarding, sledding, surfing, and skiing. It was developed in the United States in the 1960s, became a Winter Olympic Sport at Nagano in 1998[1] and featured in the Winter Paralympics at Sochi in 2014.[2] As of 2015, its popularity (as measured by equipment sales) in the United States peaked in 2007 and has been in a decline since.[3][4]