Snowboarding only has a short official history, although it’s likely to have been around for a lot longer than that. In 1965, an engineer called Sherman Poppen fastened two skis together to create a toy for his daughters. Since then the sport has taken off dramatically and millions now enjoy the fun of attaching a board to their feet and careering down a piste or doing daring jumps from a slope.
For many people, the pleasure of the slopes isn’t found on a pair of skis. Slaloming down a mountain on a single board is how they get their kicks and you might find snowboarding to be your ideal winter pastime. It’s not as hard to learn as you might think it is and offers many pleasures from trick jumps to weaving in and out of natural obstacles. It might take a while before you tackle your first half-pipe or show off with an Indy Grab, but you’ll have enormous fun getting there.
Club Med offers the perfect playground to get lessons, practice your tricks and share stories about your latest faceplant with friends and family in luxurious surroundings.