How to Snowboard in Powder | 3 Simple Tips to Improve Your Snowboarding in Fresh Powder

Ever struggled to ride powder on your snowboard? Felt the burn in your back leg? Felt like the snowboard didn't want to start turning? Well, you're not alone and we're here to help.

3 Simple Tips to Improve Your Snowboarding in Fresh Powder

These tips are suitable for riders of all levels and should give you a good baseline understanding of how to adjust your riding when the snow is falling. The main goal when providing these insights, particularly when it comes to snowboarding in fresh powder, is to find ways to make things easier for the body so that you can continue to ride for longer and enjoy more time making turns.

Our 3 simple tips for riding powder are:

  1. Turn Shape
  2. Lean Back
  3. Edge Angle

You may be looking at these wondering how it all works and as always, there are options within each one when snowboarding. Usually these options exist in what body parts you move, how much you move and even the speed or power you choose to move with. So, without getting bogged down in too much detail, we'll break things down as simply as we can. For more details and to see things in action, check out the video instead.

Turn Shape

Ride with a less rounded turn and a more stretched or elongated turn so you spend more time riding downhill to help maintain speed in deeper snow.

Lean Back

Ride with your weight distributed slightly towards the tail of the board. When doing this, it's crucial to be able to keep a relaxed and bent front leg at the knee so you can easily redirect the snowboard as and when you want to.

Edge Angle

Ride with less edge angle and you will find your board will float more on top of the snow.

You may find some of these things easier to do than others so let us know in the comments if you are struggling in the powder and let's connect to see how we can help you get more from those fresh pow laps!

Leo & Kahli