Be Bold and Airboard: Snow-Stopping Daredevilry

This high speed craze combines the thrills of body surfing, tobogganing and downhill skiing. You’ll definitely need winter sports insurance for this!

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Invented by a Swiss snowboarder, who was recovering from a snowboarding injury but didn

This winter sport is just like body surfing, but on snow. Practitioners are given an inflatable board with grooves on the underside and handles on the upper, which they then throw themselves down on, hurtling off downhill as fast as they can.

This may sound a little dangerous (and I would recommend making sure that your winter sports insurance is in place before trying this out), but actually the inflatable equipment makes this a

What to Expect

The first thing to know is that this activity, while relatively safe, is not for the fainthearted. You can reach speeds of about 50km/h, and learning how to turn the board by using pressure on the handles and by redistributing your body weight does take a little practice.

Of course, practitioners are given helmets to protect their heads, but stopping is as easy as digging in your feet, turning yourself 90 degrees, or simply throwing yourself into the snow.

After a short introduction by an instructor you

What to Wear

This is a snow-based activity, so obviously you

Where to Go

This is a winter sport that

In Europe, resorts such as Courchevel, Val Thorens, Valmorel and La Plagne all offer airboarding. Those who are really keen to try their hand at this new sport should head to La Plagne, which is the only resort with a five-kilometre route that

Be Safe, Get Covered

As with skiing or snowboarding, airboarding carries its own risks, making it vital to invest in winter sports insurance before setting off downhill. Whether it

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Patrick Chong is the Managing Director of InsureMore, an award-winning team of specialists in global single trip, family and annual travel policies including comprehensive winter sports insurance. Besides offering great deals on travel insurance, Patrick also collects and shares the best free travel competitions to help his clients get the most out of their holidays.

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Date: 12/07/2017 - 05:46
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