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Snowboarding originated in the 1960’s and has long become very popular among ski areas world-wide. There are a few different styles of snowboarding including Freeride, Freestyle & Free-carve.
Freeriding is the most common style of snowboarding and refers to basically riding down any terrain that is available to the rider.
Freestyle boarding mostly takes place in Terrain Parks where riders can perform a variety of tricks on man-made terrain such as rails, boxes, jumps and other innovative features particular to that resort.
The least practiced of the 3 styles is Free-carve which is a racing style of snowboarding. Sometimes referred to as ’euro-carve’, this type of snowboarding takes place mostly on groomed runs or hard packed snow.