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What's the first thing people do when you get back to their hotel after a day's snowboarding? Yep, they pick their most perfect photos and upload them to Instagram to make their mates at home jealous. We've all done it.

But while they say the camera never lies Instagram, with its rose-tinted take on the world, definitely does.

So next time one of your mates uploads a stunningly beautiful shot of their snowboarding holiday, console yourself with the knowledge that it's not actually like that.

Snowboarding in reality is very different...

Airtime on Instagram

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Airtime in Real Life

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That Backcountry Kicker You Built on Instagram

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That Backcountry Kicker You Built in Real Life

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Mountain Restaurants on Instagram

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Mountain Restaurants in Real Life

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Powder Days on Instagram

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Powder Days in Real Life

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Summer Shred on Instagram

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Summer Shred in Real Life

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Your Crew on Instagram

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Your Crew in Real Life

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Tree Runs on Instagram

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Tree Runs in Real Life

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Your Line on Instagram

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Your Line in Real Life

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Last Run of the Day on Instagram

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Last Run of the Day in Real Life

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Apres on Instagram

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Apres in Real Life

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