a board-sport on snow similar to skiing, but came about as an idea for a combination of surfing and skateboarding. The first snowboard was invented by Sherman Poppin. The device (called the snurfer) was a toy for his kids to use to slide down the sand dunes on the shores of Lake Michigan. Later, the modern snowboard was created by Jake Burton. Snowboarding is an increasingly common winter sport throughout the world where participants strap a composite board to their feet and slide down a snow-covered mountain. A snowboarder's equipment consists of: snowboard, boots, bindings and winter clothing.
Snowboarding is a boardsport that involves descending a snow-covered slope on a snowboard that is attached to one's feet. It is similar to skiing, but inspired by surfing and skateboarding. The sport was developed in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s and became a Winter Olympic Sport in 1998.