Top 5 Snowboarding Books
What are the most popular snowboarding books?
- Mastering Snowboarding
- Fifty Places to Ski & Snowboard Before You Die
- Chasing Epic
- Hold Fast, Tweak Hard
- 6 Below
1. Mastering Snowboarding
For those looking to advance their snowboarding technique, Mastering Snowboarding is the perfect book. Written by Olympic and X Games medalist Hannah Teter, Mastering Snowboarding teaches from the basics of the sport all the way to advanced tricks. Half of the book breaks down what to expect the first time you snowboard and the equipment needed. The rest of the book explores how to conduct tricks from a 180 to a Crippler. There is also a section on what type of exercises are best for a snowboarder. Teter does an incredible job sharing her knowledge of the sport. Mastering Snowboarding is a great reference for snowboarders of all levels.
2. Fifty Places to Ski & Snowboard Before You Die
Fifty Places to Ski & Snowboard Before You Die by Chis Santella is an excellent book that highlights the best snowboarding locations in the world. The book showcases beautiful photography to show incredible landscapes each location has to offer. Santella's book was created to explain each location, and fans of the sport will love reading reviews from some of the top riders in the world. Santella researched each location by pairing with local riders since the best way to explore a mountain is to snowboard with someone who is knowledgeable about the terrain. Fifty Places to Ski & Snowboard is a wonderful reference for snowboarders who are looking to explore the wilderness.
3. Chasing Epic
The sport of snowboarding is constantly being influenced by photography. Snowboarding does not take place inside of stadiums where fans have a great viewpoint, it has always been the job of artists to capture the sport in action. Jeff Curtes' book Chasing Epic is a visual masterpiece that captures snowboarding in a unique way. The photos in Chasing Epic highlight individual snowboarders shredding through the most beautiful and treacherous terrain in the world. The book features photos of Shaun White and other top snowboarding athletes in the world. Flipping through the pages of Chasing Epic will give any snowboarding fan the adrenaline rush of an open mountain.
4. Hold Fast, Tweak Hard
The popularity of snowboarding is determined by how the media portrays the sport. In the early days of snowboarding, the culture and athlete's personalities were not on display to the public. However, a group of snowboarding enthusiasts set out to create a snowboard magazine that embodied the spirit of the sport. Hold Fast, Tweak Hard is a biography about how the European snowboarding magazine Method came to be. Michael Goodwin explores how the Method magazine team approached promoting snowboarding in an unorthodox way. However, Method was not highly regarded by everyone, and Goodwin shows the compelling bright and dark spots of the magazine's journey to fame.
5. 6 Below
6 Below is an autobiography about Eric LeMarque's life changing snowboarding adventure that went astray. As an Olympic hockey player, LeMarque was used to the cold, but nothing can compare to subzero temperatures on a snowy mountain. LeMarque managed to survive 8 days lost in freezing temperatures. Known as the 'Miracle Man,' LeMarque's experience influenced him to change his behavior and end his drug addiction. 6 Below showcases this incredible story through his eyes. Snowboarding can be extremely dangerous, and 6 Below is a noteworthy read for those who snowboard in the backcountry.