Snowboarding, in some ways, is like a good book. When you find a decent page-turner, you simply can’t put it down.
Snowboarding works much the same way. From the first time you strap into your board you get a rush that you can’t go without.
So, what better to do in the off-season than combine your interests and read some of the best snowboard books in the world?
As there are literally hundreds of snowboard books out there, I saved you some time and read them all for you. Ok, maybe not all of them, but enough!
Here’s a couple of recommendations if you’re eager to get stuck in. Or keep scrolling for the full list.
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The 5 Best Snowboard Books
One of the best parts about snowboarding is that it will take you to some of the most beautiful and jaw-dropping places on earth. Fifty Places to Ski and Snowboard Before you Die takes you to these places with incredible photos and stories from some of the best snowboarders and skiers on earth.
To brush up on your technique, study the next trick to add to your bag, or take your snowboarding to the next level, this is the book for you! Hannah Teter has won medals at both the Winter Olympics and X Games and shares all of her technical knowledge in this book in a straightforward way that’s easy to understand and put into practice.
This book almost has it all. Mind-blowing photography, a great insight into the sport, and inspirational content. If that’s not enough for you, you’ll also get stories from some of the most well-known snowboarders on earth including Kau Kakubo, Jason Brown, and more.
Many sports like snowboarding sit in obscurity until a few creative souls break them out of the counter-culture and push them into the mainstream. Hold Fast, Tweak Hard tells the story about Method, a European snowboarding magazine that put the sport into the limelight in an unorthodox way.
Snowboarding is full of highs, lows, and everything in between. This book dives into the depths of snowboarding, unpacks the journey we all go on as snowboarders, explores the importance of discipline, and asks what snowboarding can teach you about life. If you like a bit of depth and want to learn a bit about the world, snowboarding, life, and yourself – this is the book for you.
What Makes A Good Snowboard Book?
When picking up a snowboarding book, very few riders are looking for a lengthy novel!
Most good snowboarding books will be relatively succinct, focusing on a single aspect of riding.
Then you have the more visual books. These are often based on a decade or so of snowboarding photography. The visuals are therefore epic. This type of book is a surefire way to stay stoked in the off-season.
Even if you read just one of these books, you won’t be disappointed!
The next time you’re travelling or simply want a good book to read, take a look at one or two of the books on this list.
Alternatively, you could just keep reading this blog.