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Skiing/snowboarding alternatives for small hills

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Around here, the "mountains" don't have the most interesting terrain. The skiing and snowboarding is mediocre on these hills, so I was wondering if there was any downhill sport other than skiing/snowboarding that people would recommend. Has anyone ever tried snowblading, ski biking, or anything else? Was it any good?

post #2 of 6

Telemark will give you more of a workout and makes short runs feel longer.

 

Carving skis (short, with lots of sidecut) or a carving snowboard (most snowboards have enough sidecut to allow carving clean arcs, but a narrow board with plate bindings is best suited) can make groomers more fun. Not everyone would be satisfied with carving groomers and It's not my favorite kind of skiing, but I enjoy it.

 

Teleboard is a fun carving tool that you can use with Telemark boots.

 

 

post #3 of 6

How about snow-paddleboarding? Haven't tried it yet, but I'm hoping to if we get some decent snow (don't think this is something I want to do on the rocky, icy sketch out there now).

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I saw a video of the snow paddleboarding, and it looks really cool.

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How about snow-paddleboarding? Haven't tried it yet, but I'm hoping to if we get some decent snow (don't think this is something I want to do on the rocky, icy sketch out there now).



Snowboarding with a lurk is highly overrated. Teleboarding on the other hand, is difficult without a pole of some kind. I prefer two ski poles but a lurk designed for Teleboarding is available.

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How much do you use the teleboard compared with skis?

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