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.
|First played||1965, Muskegon, Michigan, U.S.|
|Equipment||Snowboard, bindings, boots|
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 and featured in the Winter Paralympics at Sochi in 2014. As of 2015[update], its popularity (as measured by equipment sales) in the United States peaked in 2007 and has been in a decline since.