Skiing or snowboarding? Which winter sport is more suitable for you?
The winter season has finally started and the slopes are covered with snow, ready to welcome skiers and boarders! If you’re new to winter sports or just want to try something new, this article will help you decide which activity is best for you: skiing or snowboarding. It can be a tough decision, but Splash Snow School instructors are here with helpful advice that will show you that both sports are full of adventure and benefits for all ages.
Ski lessons versus snowboard lessons
Probably the first question that comes to your mind is: What is easier to learn, skiing or snowboarding? Most skiers will say that this sport is easy to learn but difficult to master as an experienced skier.
On the other hand, snowboarding requires a little more patience in the first few lessons, as it is more difficult to get used to the board. But once you get into your rhythm, progress in this winter sport is much faster.
This is precisely why the instructor you choose is important: he must have the necessary experience, depending on the lessons you choose, to guide you to learn in a fun and effective way. The ski and snowboard instructors at Splash Snow School are specialized in what they teach, so your lessons with them will always be fun, regardless of the sport you choose.
Differences between ski equipment and snowboard equipment
Sometimes sports equipment can make you prefer a certain activity over another. One of the advantages of snowboarding is footwear that gives you greater mobility of movement – snowboard boots are lighter than ski boots, which gives the sport an advantage, and helps you get to the Après bar faster. However, on the slopes, skiers can take off and put on their skis much faster because the bindings are designed in such a way that they are easily tied.
Do you have a skiing or snowboarding personality?
No, we won’t give you a personality test, but we will tell you that before heading to ski lessons or snowboard lessons, it’s good to think about what kind of winter sports experience you want to have.
If you like to spend your weekends in Poiana Brașov then you are in luck! The slopes of Poiana are suitable for both skiing and snowboarding. But it’s not like that everywhere, some slopes may be more pleasant for skiers and others preferred by snowboarders, so it’s good to do some research before choosing a favorite spot.
Another aspect you can think about before choosing a winter sport is the social environment you are in. Even though skiers and snowboarders can go down the same slopes, if your gang is made of snowboarders, then you may have a more enjoyable experience if you also master the same sport.
In the end it all depends on your preferences when it comes to winter sports, and the best way to find your favorite activity is to try both skiing and snowboarding lessons. The instructors of the Splash Snow School in Poiana Brașov will guide you to the best experience you can have on the snow. And in the end, maybe you’ll fall in love with both sports!