Welcome To Snowboarding
If you’re new to snowboarding and this is your first time reading this we would like to say, welcome. You are at the start of a journey that will change your life forever, give you some of the best experiences you’ll ever have and will introduce you to lots of new friends. Whether you found snowboarding through the success of Team GB at the Olympics or came to it another way it matters not, what matters is that you’re here and at the start of something amazing.
Like most new things in life, it can be pretty bewildering looking in from the outside, and snowboarding is no different, what with all the different riding styles, the vast array of equipment that sits on the shelf and that’s even before you've thought about going away, it wouldn't be too difficult to walk away thinking that this is a bit too much.
So to help guide you through the first stages of snowboarding and to help you avoid some of the pitfalls when coming into the sport we've introduced our WELCOME TO SNOWBOARDING programme. This has been put together to give you all the information you could ever need to make your first experiences simple and easy. The first thing we’ll give you is the WELCOME TO SNOWBOARDING handbook, you’ll either get this automatically when you book your first snowboard lesson with one of our partner slopes or alternatively by visiting a TSA store. This booklet runs through the A to Z of snowboarding, from how to get your first lessons all the way through to taking a holiday, getting on and off lifts, buying your first equipment, even how to get onto the Olympic team, all the information is there to answer any questions that you could ever have about the sport.
In addition we have WELCOME TO SNOWBOARDING approved product branding on the equipment that makes learning and progressing your riding simpler, this branding will be in store, online and in the TSA catalogue. This will help ensure that you choose the right equipment that will make you a better snowboarder. Just look out for these icons.
This season we will also run a whole series of WELCOME TO SNOWBOARDING events. From taster lessons to riding with the stars and free coaching sessions to improve your riding skills. The sessions have already kicked off at The Big Bang Snowboard Show Weekender and will continue to run throughout the year. WELCOME TO SNOWBOARDING will encompass everything and anything that newcomers to the sport could ever need and will ensure that your introduction to snowboarding turns you from a mere mortal into a fully fledged snowboarder.