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Beginners Guide to Snowboarding

Beginners Guide to Snowboarding

Have a friend or family member interested in learning to snowboard? We’ve got the perfect video series for you and them.

The Beginners Guide to Snowboarding a free YouTube series for people interested in skiing to get familiar with the basics before setting foot on snow. This 3-part series featuring host and executive producer, Halley O’Brien and AASI National Team Member, Chris Rogers will show the viewer simple tips and tricks to put on their boots, carry their equipment, and start making moves on snow. Let’s “unbox” the sport.

Video 1: Learn About Snowboard Gear (3:16)
See how a snowboard works, learn what socks to wear, watch how to put on your boots and snowboard, and see how to carry a snowboard.

Video 2: Basic Movements on Snow (2:56)
Watch how to get around on your snowboard on the snow, learn how to get up from a sitting position, and see how to move uphill.

Video 3: Getting Around on a Snowboard (5:03)
Watch how to stop on a snowboard, how to turn, and how to get on and off a chairlift.

Beginners Guide to Skiing YouTube Series

Beginners Guide to Skiing YouTube Series

Have a friend or family member interested in learning to ski? We’ve got the perfect video series for you and them.

The Beginners Guide to Skiing is a free YouTube series for people interested in skiing to get familiar with the basics before setting foot on snow. This 3-part series featuring host and executive producer, Halley O’Brien and COO of SNOW Operating, Eric Lipton will show the viewer simple tips and tricks to put on their boots, carry their equipment, and start making moves on snow.

It’s time to unbox the sport.

Video 1: Learn About Ski Gear (4:02)
See how a ski works, learn what socks to wear, see how to put on your boots and skis, and watch how to carry your skis.

Video 2: Basic Movements on Snow (2:37)
Watch these basic movements to learn how to get around on your skis, pick up your ski pole, and get up from a seated position.

Video 3: Getting Around on Skis (3:12)
See how to turn your skis, how to stop on your skis, and how to get on and off a chairlift.

#FirstDayFaces

#FirstDayFaces

For this production, I visited three resorts – Camelback Mountain Resort in the Poconos, Seven Springs Resort just outside of Pittsburgh, and Killington Resort in Vermont. Each resort excels in the art of teaching people how to ski and snowboard. In fact, Camelback was nationally awarded for being one of the best places to learn to ski and ride. I wandered around their beginner areas and was instantly fixated on the different and varying emotions their faces expressed. Excitement, pride, self deprecation, nervousness, confidence, accomplishment, and triumph. It was awesome being able to capture these emotions, especially as part of the Learn A Snow Sport campaign to foster more engagement and social interaction among first-time skiers and snowboarders.

P.S. Those that submit their #FirstDayFaces before Feb. 24th are entered to win a trip to Utah. I think I speak for everyone when I say… “Let’s take a selfie.”