5 Things to Avoid While Snowboarding in Deep Powder

Kait in mid fall while snowboarding.

I am back from Utah!

Wow what a trip! I learned a lot while shredding it up with my friends Ben and Jerry out in Utah. To start off, I have never ridden deep powder before. I know how sad, this is my 9th season! This is what happens when you live in Minnesota and were a broke high schooler and college kid. I mean, I’m not a virgin to powder but nothing more than a few inches really.

Ben, Jerry, and I packed the Jeep and headed out west to Salt Lake City, Utah for my first epic snowboarding road trip over the holiday break. I should mention, they both are great riders who were constantly pushing my skills and tested my limits on this trip. I call Jerry the escape artist because every resort he would find the gates and we’d hit it up out of bounds. This trip was also my first backcountry experience hiking big cottonwood canyon, check out that post here. Honestly that is my favorite way to ride, you learn quick! Below are some things I took away from this adventure.

Five Things To Avoid

ONE: When riding in deep powder, DO NOT lean too far forward.

Snowboarding Cartwheel Animation

TWO: When they say go straight off the rock, DO NOT aim left otherwise you could land on a smaller hidden rock.

Snowboarding Rock Launch Animation

THREE: DO NOT do a jumping jack off the cliff. You won’t land it.

Snowboarding off a Cliff Animation

FOUR: DO NOT fall in front of your friends, they will skeet you.

Kait gets snow thrown at her animation

FIVE: DO NOT do so much “whooshing” that you lose your balance.

Snowboarding Faceplant Animation


The best way to learn is to fail. Man, did I do a lot of learning.



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