Videos from PSIA-AASI and REI

In this video series produced by REI Co-op, PSIA-AASI National Team member Amy Gan Bailey shares tips for how you can start to snowboard.

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AASI team member Amy Gan snowboards at Big Sky in Montana

10 First Time Snowboarding Tips

These simple tips and tricks will help you stay comfortable so you can have fun on your first day. In this video, PSIA-AASI National Team members Amy Gan Bailey and Robin Barnes share their top ten tips for getting started.

Watch to learn how to:

  • Carry your skis or snowboard.
  • Storing your phone.
  • Keep your googles clean and dry.

5 Snowboard Tricks for Beginners

These 5 beginner snowboarding tricks are the foundation of freestyle riding. All complex tricks start from these 5 basics.

Watch to learn how to:

  • Ollie
  • Tail press
  • Nose press
  • 50/50
  • Straight air

How to Put on Your Snowboard

Before you can ride down the mountain, you need to know how to put on your gear. In this video, Amy shows you the best way to get your boots and board so you’re set up for success.

Watch to learn how to:

  • Lace your boots.
  • Put on your snowboard.

How to Snowboard – The Basics of Riding for Your First Day

In this video, Amy teaches you the basics of snowboarding. Lean more about everything from your snowboard stance to linking your turns down the mountain.

Watch to learn how to:

  • Skate
  • Glide
  • J-turn
  • Traverse
  • Connect turns

What to Wear Snowboarding

You’ll want to wear the right clothes to keep you warm and dry skiing and snowboarding. In this video, PSIA-AASI National Team members Robin Barnes and Amy Gan Bailey walk you through the best way to dress for the mountain.

Watch to learn how to:

  • How to dress for a day riding.
  • Start with a baselayer, followed by insulation layers, then an outerlayer.

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More Videos Tips

If you are a beginner snowboarder, there is no better way to learn than to take a lesson from a professional instructor. Visit the Take a Lesson page for more tips. Have fun, and see you on the slopes!