The 9th edition of World Snowboard Day was a resounding success on Sunday, December 20, with more than 100 events organized in 30 countries. Thousands of snowboard enthusiasts, beginners to experts, were able to enjoy activities for free all across the planet.
This year definitely had a Latino flavor, with snowboarders from all around South America gathered to represent, including sandboarding sessions in Peru, a day spent longboarding in Brazil, and a potluck with snowboard film screenings late into the night to remember the joys of winter.
All around the world, this year’s program included first-time snowboard lessons in Germany and in the United States, introductions to splitboarding in Les Arcs, France, demonstrations, contests and equipment tests in the Czech Republic, film showings, barbecues and concerts in Brazil, photo shootings in Russia, or simply going out with friends to ride fresh powder in Japan and China.
Overall, the entire international snowboarding community, including federations, ski areas, clubs, shops, ski schools, pro riders, associations, and brands bent over backwards to promote and ensure that everyone could discover, for free, the joys of riding and snowboarding’s unique culture.