Three Reasons Snowboarding Is Better Than Skiing

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Snowboarding Is Better Than Skiing
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Jason Altzman serves as the managing principal of Aero Marketing Group in Phoenix, where he oversees operations, including client relations and sales. Outside of his professional life, Jason Altzman is an avid snowboarder.

Skiing and snowboarding are both very popular winter leisure activities, but there are at least three reasons why snowboarding is preferable.

One of snowboarding’s advantages over skiing is the relative lack of a barrier to entry. Getting outfitted with the right gear to ski will run at least $600, whereas a beginning snowboarder can be ready to hit the slopes on as little as $400.

Speaking of gear, snowboarding boots are easier to negotiate than ski boots. While neither boot is especially comfortable, walking in snowboarding boots is much easier.

Snowboarding also puts less strain on the knees than skiing. Having two separate platforms on the slopes can lead to twisting falls, which can result in knee injuries. Twisting falls are much less common for snowboarders because both legs are connected to the same surface.

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