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Welcome to the exhilarating Snowboarding Quiz!

Are you prepared to shred some serious knowledge and prove that you’re a bona fide snowboarding enthusiast?

We’ve crafted challenging questions to test your snowboarding know-how.

Just tally up your correct answers and check our result table to gauge your performance.

So, strap in your bindings, don your goggles, and let’s discover if you can carve a path to success with your snowboarding trivia prowess!


Table of Contents

1. What year was snowboarding invented?

  • A) 1965
  • B) 1977
  • C) 1981

2. Who is known as the ‘father of snowboarding’?

  • A) Terje Haakonsen
  • B) Jake Burton
  • C) Tom Sims

3. What’s the name of the stance where the rider has their right foot forward?

  • A) Goofy
  • B) Regular
  • C) Switch

4. In which sport does snowboarding have its roots?

  • A) Skateboarding
  • B) Surfing
  • C) Skiing

5. What is the term for sliding sideways on a rail, box, or the edge of the halfpipe?

  • A) Grinding
  • B) Jibbing
  • C) Carving

6. What is the name of the snowboarding event where riders perform tricks in a halfpipe?

  • A) Slopestyle
  • B) Superpipe
  • C) Snowboard cross

7. Which snowboarding discipline involves racing against other riders on a course with turns, jumps and obstacles?

  • A) Freestyle
  • B) Snowboard cross
  • C) Alpine snowboarding

8. When did snowboarding first debut in the Winter Olympics?

  • A) 1988
  • B) 1994
  • C) 1998

9. In which country was the first snowboard, called the “snurfer,” invented?

  • A) USA
  • B) Norway
  • C) Switzerland

10. What is the name of the famous snowboarding competition held annually in Colorado?

  • A) X Games
  • B) Burton U.S. Open
  • C) Snowboard World Cup

11. What is the term for the flexible, curved part of a snowboard?

  • A) Nose
  • B) Camber
  • C) Flex

12. Which country is home to Shaun White, a renowned professional snowboarder?

  • A) Canada
  • B) USA
  • C) Switzerland

13. Which snowboarder holds the record for most Winter X Games gold medals won?

  • A) Shaun White
  • B) Mark McMorris
  • C) Kelly Clark

14. What is the term for the metal edges on a snowboard that allow riders to make turns?

  • A) Rails
  • B) Steel edges
  • C) Sidecuts

15. What term describes riding with both feet strapped to the snowboard while descending a slope?

  • A) Carving
  • B) Jibbing
  • C) Free riding

16. What term refers to the trick where a snowboarder spins 360 degrees in the air?

  • A) Spin
  • B) Rodeo
  • C) Full rotation

17. In snowboarding, what does ‘FIS’ stand for?

  • A) Federation of International Snowboarders
  • B) Fรฉdรฉration Internationale de Snowboard
  • C) Fรฉdรฉration Internationale de Ski

18. What type of snowboard is designed for increased maneuverability in powder?

  • A) Twin tip
  • B) Powder board
  • C) Splitboard

19. Who is the first female snowboarder to successfully land a double backflip?

  • A) Torah Bright
  • B) Gretchen Bleiler
  • C) Hannah Teter

20. What term describes performing a trick while grabbing the edge of the snowboard?

  • A) Stomp
  • B) Grab
  • C) Ollie

21. Which part of the snowboard connects the boot to the binding?

  • A) Ratchet
  • B) Strap
  • C) Buckle

22. Which snowboarding discipline features timed runs on a course with gates and flags?

  • A) Boardercross
  • B) Slopestyle
  • C) Alpine snowboarding

23. What’s the term for a jump where a snowboarder approaches the lip backward and lands facing forward?

  • A) Cab
  • B) Half-cab
  • C) Switch

24. Which famous snowboarding event takes place in Aspen, Colorado, every year?

  • A) Winter X Games
  • B) Dew Tour
  • C) Freeride World Tour

25. What is the trick in which a snowboarder jumps and moves one foot forward and the other backward in a scissor-like motion?

  • A) Shifty
  • B) Butter
  • C) Tweaking

26. In which country is the snowboarding event called “Air + Style” originated?

  • A) United States
  • B) Canada
  • C) Austria

27. Which snowboarding trick involves spinning 180 degrees or more while keeping the body parallel to the ground?

  • A) Cork
  • B) Flat spin
  • C) Invert

28. In snowboarding slang, what does “gnarly” mean?

  • A) Scary or dangerous
  • B) Easy or beginner-friendly
  • C) Bumpy or uneven

29. How many feet are typically strapped into bindings when riding a snowboard?

  • A) One
  • B) Two
  • C) Three

30. What does the term “pow” refer to in snowboarding?

  • A) Soft, freshly fallen snow
  • B) A big jump or air
  • C) A powerful turn

31. What is the term for lifting the tail or nose of the snowboard off the snow while keeping the opposite end on the ground?

  • A) Ollie
  • B) Nollie
  • C) Manual

32. In which location did the snowboarding trend initially become popular during the 1980s?

  • A) French Alps
  • B) California
  • C) Japan

33. What is the name of the device used to assist snowboarders in ascending mountains instead of using chair lifts?

  • A) Tug rope
  • B) Magic carpet
  • C) Snowboard riser


# of Correct Answers Percentage Range Label Description
0- 0-49% Armchair Athlete You've got some learning to do, but don't worry, there's always the next game!
- 50-64% Rookie Runner Not bad! Keep practicing, and you'll be a sports trivia champ in no time.
- 65-79% Midfield Maestro Impressive! You're getting closer to the top, keep up the good work.
- 80-94% All-Star Striker Wow, you really know your sports trivia! You're a force to be reckoned with.
-33 95-100% Legendary Champion Unbelievable! You're a true sports trivia master. Your knowledge knows no bounds!

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Max is a sports enthusiast who loves all kinds of ball and water sports. He founded & runs stand-up-paddling.org (#1 German Paddleboarding Blog), played competitive Badminton and Mini Golf (competed on national level in Germany), started learning โ€˜realโ€™ Golf and dabbled in dozens of other sports & activities.

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