How to Snowskate

How to Snowskate
A snowskate board is similar to a skateboard without wheels which is designed for use on snow. Some snowskates have small rails or skis on the bottom of the board while others feature a textured or grooved bottom so that the board skates directly on the snow. Snowskates do not require special boots or bindings so they can be a less expensive alternative to skiing and snowboarding. Keep in mind that snowskating can be extremely difficult for beginners and may be more suitable for those already familiar with skateboarding.


Difficulty: Moderately Challenging

Things You’ll Need:
  • Snowskate board
  • Helmet
Step 1
Stand on the snowskate board with one foot on the front of the snowskate and the other foot on the tail of the snowskate. Your front foot should be approximately one-third of the length of the board from the front edge. Place your back foot where it feels most comfortable.
Step 2
Push off the snow with your back foot while your front foot stays on the board. This will help you move forward and gain momentum on the snowskate.
Step 3
Steer the snowskate by shifting your body weight on the board. If you shift your weight and lean slightly to the right, the board should curve to the right. Shift your body weight to the left to curve left.
Step 4
Lean back on the board to slow down and stop. You may need to move your back foot closer to the tail end of the snowskate and shift your body weight to the tail in order to stop completely.

Tips & Warnings

You will probably fall down while learning to snowskate. When you are about to fall, try to tuck your elbows in towards you body and fall onto your side to avoid injury. Do not attempt to run off of the board as you could be seriously injured.
Wear a helmet while snowskating. Skateboard helmets work fine and can protect you from serious injury should one of your maneuvers go wrong.

Article Written By Kittie McCoy

Kittie McCoy has been a freelance writer since 2008. She is also a part-time personal trainer and licensed entertainer in Las Vegas. She enjoys sharing her love of physical fitness and experience in the entertainment industry via her writing.

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