Alpine snowboarding

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An Alpine snowboarder executes a heel-side turn

Alpine snowboarding is a discipline within the sport of snowboarding.[1] It is practised on groomed pistes. Snowboarding at the Winter Olympics has been an event since 1998.


The gear for alpine snowboarding resembles skiing equipment more than it does snowboarding equipment.[2] Compared to freestyle snowboarding gear:[3]

  • boards are longer and stiffer, for carving
  • boots are hard shell
  • bindings are plate, sometimes including suspension plates to provide a layer of isolation between an alpine snowboarder's feet and the board

Equipment also includes a ski helmet, because of the high speeds.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Snowboard World Cup - Alpine Snowboard". FIS. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Alpine snowboarding". Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Alpine Snowboarding". Retrieved 13 November 2014.