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the TOP 5 snowboarders in the world

Do you want to know who the best snowboarders in the world are? Below we review the list of snowboarders in the world, which are the fastest and we will tell you about the best places to snowboard around the world. 

Top snowboarders in the world

  1. Shaun White is an American snow professional who started practicing this sport when he was only 6 years old and at 7 he already received his first sponsorship contract. Since then, he has collected great triumphs such as the 2 Olympic gold medals, a record for the number of medals in the X-Games, he is the professional with the most total number of games medals and has won the Espy awards 10 times. Currently, it has large sponsors such as Nike and GoPro, thus becoming one of the highest paid professionals.
  2. Travis Rice began practicing skiing but gradually became more interested in snowboarding until he became the king of this sport. Experts consider him to be one of the most complete professionals due to his technique but also to his great shows. His professional career started later than normal, but after participating in the Winter X Games and starring in the movie Transcendence, he became a great snow reference. 
  1. Mark McMorris is a Canadian snowboarder specialized in slopestyle, a discipline of freestyle skiing and snowboarding where the most technical and difficult tricks possible to do are performed. He participated in two Winter Olympics, in 2014 and 2018, and won a bronze medal in each of the slopestyle competitions. 
  1. We cannot fail to include in this list of the world’s top snowboarders Gretchen Bleiler. She started snowboarding at age 11 and several years later to win four gold medals at the X Games. She has become a great influence and inspiration for many girls as she also participated in the 2006 Winter Olympics getting the olympic silver medal and 11th place at the Vancouver 2010 Games. 
  1. Finally, we want to comment on Kelly Clark‘s career, another olympic gold medalist. She is an American snowboard athlete specialized in the half pipe which consists of a freestyle technique in a U-shaped structure. She participated in four Summer Olympic Games in the half pipe events and obtained three medals, one gold in 2002 and bronze in Vancouver 2020 and Sochi 2014. In 2006, she was fourth. 

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Fastest snowboarder in the world

Have you ever wondered how fast snowboarders go? We have the answer, although it varies depending on the terrain and how cold the snow is. The snowboarder reaches an average speed of between 25 and 25 miles per hour, that is, between 35 and 45 kilometers per hour. Still, speed data has been recorded that has nothing to do with the average. 

In 1999, Darren Powell, an Australian snowboarder, became the fastest snowboarder of all time. He reached a speed of 126.4 miles or what is equivalent to 202 kilometers per hour, breaking his own record of 121.7 miles or 196 kilometers.

Best snowboarders in the world

How many snowboarders are in the world?

Snow is a sport that has gradually grown to become a sport with great global recognition. As a consequence of this, the number of snowboards has also grown notably, making each there less difference between skiing and snowboarding.

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Best places to snowboard in the world

There are multiple places to enjoy a good snow season, here is a list of the best places you can go:

  1. Snowbird, Utah: It is a perfect place for both skiing and snowboarding, since it has more than 4,700 skiable slopes. These tracks are known for their extremely light snow and above all, because they have the most vertical terrain in Utah. So if you want to enjoy great slopes this is the ideal place. 
  2. Verbier, Switzerland: Verbier has become one of the capitals of the world of skiing and all its modalities such as snow. It stands out for its 300 kilometers of red and blue slopes, but above all for the more than 100 black kilometers known as the “High Mountain Tour” where extreme snow can be practiced.
  3. Chamonix, France: The last place we want to highlight is Chamonix in France, this is a place that stands out for the number of slopes for all levels and very varied environments at the foot of the Mont Blanc Massif surrounded by large glaciers that provide spectacular views of the landscape.


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