37 Reasons Why You Should Never Go Snowboarding

Anyone who claims they actually like snowboarding is lying...

1) If anyone tells you they’re looking forward to snowboarding this winter, don’t listen to them

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2) It’s all an elaborate lie

Photo: Matt Georges

3) There’s nothing fun about snowboarding

Photo: Tristan Kennedy

4) You have to go outside in the winter

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5) When the weather is terrible

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6) And the skies are always depressingly dark

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7) It’s always freezing cold…

Photo: Mammoth Mountain

8) …and there are no ways to warm up

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9) The resorts you do it in are always so ugly

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10) I mean honestly, who wants to wake up to views like this?

Photo: Tristan Kennedy

11) After you’re done riding for the day there’s literally nothing to do…


12) No fun activities

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13) No parties to go to

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14) No way to relax

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15) And you need to relax, because let’s face it, snowboarding is stressful

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16) The other people who do it are wankers

17) There’s no sense of camaraderie

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18) And you never make new friends

Photo: Pallas Snowboards

19) In fact, it’s pretty much the least sociable sport in the world

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20) The gear you have to ride in looks rubbish

Anna Gasser Photo: Tom Copsey

21) There’s no sense of style at all

Photo: Matt Georges / Whitelines

22) Plus snowboarding’s always just so same-y

Ben Ferguson at the US Open. Photo: Aaron Blatt / Red Bull Content Pool

23) There’s no variety when it comes to terrain


24) You can’t do it without mountains for example.

Benny Urban Photo: Tim Schiphorst / Red Bull

25) You never get to travel to go snowboarding

Photo: Alf Alderson

26) Or experience different cultures

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27) Or meet different people

Russian-born Swiss snowboarder Iouri Podlatchikov with Japanese riders Ayumu Hirano and Taku Hiraoka Photo: WSJ

28) It’s so restrictive when it comes to how you can ride too

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29) There’s no chance to express yourself

Nico Muller Photo: Gnu Snowboards

30) Or inject your own sense of style

Eero Ettala Photo: Pasi Salminen / Red Bull

31) And there’s no variety when it comes to tricks

Billy Morgan lands the world’s first quadruple cork Photo: Red Bull

32) Nope, there’s no thrill to snowboarding really

Travis Rice Photo: Tim Zimmerman / Red Bull

33) No sense of danger

Travis Rice Photo: Scott Serfas / Red Bull

34) Even watching snowboarding is boring

Arthur Longo Photo: Ed Blomfield

35) So if anyone tells you they can’t wait to go snowboarding this winter, call them out on it.

Photo: Marjus Fischer / Red Bull

36) They’re lying. Snowboarding is rubbish. And they know it.

Travis Rice Photo: Scott Serfas / Red Bull

37) I mean why would anyone enjoy this?

Marcus Kleveland Photo: Markus Fischer

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