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Snowboarding is a winter sport that has grown-up from skateboarding and surfing. Several inventors explored the idea of surfing on the snow and gave a rise to fairly a new sport that quickly became popular and the early, elementary snowboards were given up.

If you want to know about, what Snowboarding is, just picture it as surfing or skateboarding - only on snow. Snowboarding is a relatively new winter sport wherein one ride a fiberglass board, just like a large skateboard with the feet strapped on it, and sliding down a ski slope or a particularly designed pipe.

Techniques of Snowboarding
The principle of Snowboarding is to maintain your balance as you surf down a ski slope with both feet securely tighten to the snowboard via high-back or plate bindings that are non-releasable.

Unlike skiers, who keeps on transforming their weight from one ski to the other, snowboarders' transform their weight from foot heels to theirs toes as well as from one end of the board to the other. To stop the motion, one has to push the heels or toes hard to strike the edge of the snowboard into the snow. Although most people compare snowboarding to skiing, snowboarding techniques are closer to skateboarding and surfing than to skiing.

Snowboarding Winter Sport in India
India has also set its foot in adventure sports taken up in Himalayas. Besides skiing, snow hailing, mountain climbing, snowboarding is also developing its wings into the alpine regions of North India. Snowboarding is fast developing into foremost adventure sports among the die-hard snow enthusiast - definitely a, breathtaking and a fairly a new sport in India. Mainly there are 3 leading styles of competition exist in snowboarding - Alpine, Freestyle and Boarder cross.

Garhwal Himalayas, in the Chamoli district of western Uttar Pradesh facilitates all kind of winter sports. Auli has developed as an idle destination for snowboarding adventure sport. The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam, a government agency, offers budget dormitories, huts and deluxe rooms near Auli, to those who want to indulge in any kind of winter sport.

The region also offers a panoramic and marvelous vista of snow capped Himalayan peaks including the Nanda Devi, the 4th tallest mountain in the world, The 5 sq. kilometer expansion of pristine slopes may be small yet, challenging for cross-country, careen and downhill adventures.
State of Jammu/ Kashmir also facilitates snowboarding at Gulmarg.

Snowboarding Adventure
Indian Himalayas are abode of adventure winter sports. The deep virgin powder snow of Summer Mountains is just perfect to ride the best snow ridden all season. It gives an experience - like cutting butter with a hot knife, absolutely smooth and pure! On the way down, encountered multiple natural jumps, steep speed sections and relaxed open soul surfing areas. The ride down the snow-capped mountains takes around half and hour that is well worth the one and a half-hour hike climbing! It is one of the out of the world experience that will be cherished you all the year round.

Important Gear
Go for items that are uniquely snowboarding or designed primarily for the snowboarding. Snowboard bags, helmets, videos, tuning kits, padded protective gear are all use full whether your are riding or sliding down.

Many items particularly clothing are useful for snowboarding - like hats, gloves and mittens are prerequisite of snowboarding.

You will require a snowboards, snow blades, or ski blades, single and double; padded and non-padded; rolling or carried or backpack and a bag that holds skis and snowboards.

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