8 Strange Surfaces You Can Snowboard On (That Aren't Snow)

Slag heaps, volcanoes and astroturf - it's all possible. Sort of.

Lindsay Walsh

'Adventure journalist' (read: professional nutcase) Zoltan Istvan makes good his escape after riding down an active volcano.
‘Adventure journalist’ (read: professional nutcase) Zoltan Istvan makes good his escape after riding down an active volcano.

With summer just around the corner and the snow all but gone, next winter seems a long way off. Unless you live somewhere near where you can shred (be it dome, dryslope or glacier) the summer can be a bit of a disappointment whiling away the six months or so until it snows again.

“There’s no surface too crazy or strange to ride.”

But there are some enterprising individuals who are so committed to getting their daily fix that they won’t let a little thing like the off angle tilt of the earth’s rotational axis dampen their day. If there’s no snow they’re still going strap on their board and slide something anyway.

For these brave souls there’s no surface too crazy or strange to ride – even if it means risking life and limb in the process.

Here for your viewing pleasure (and a little inspiration) are the top eight surfaces you can shred (that aren’t snow).

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