Six Steps to Help You Become an Olympic Snowboarder

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 18, 2009 1:07 pm

Shuffling through daily journalistic research, the link “Six Steps to Help You Become an Olympic Snowboarder” popped up on my screen.  Intrigued, to say the least.  It’s only six steps to acheive the worldwide prestige and honor of being an Olympian? 

Now that I’ve been enlightened, maybe I should test eHow’s instructions listed below. 

Vancouver – here I come!



Difficulty: Challenging


Step 1

Learn to snowboard. Most ski areas now offer snowboard lessons. You will learn in either a group or private session.

Step 2

Determine your area of interest and talent. There are six events in Olympic snowboarding. Try them all out to see which best suits your talents.

Step 3

Find an Olympic coach. A coach will help you refine your skills. A coach will also help you schedule and compete in competitions.

Step 4

Fine tune your snowboarding skills and always strive to improve them. You will have to practice for many long years before you have the potential to become an Olympic snowboarder.

Step 5

Compete in competitions. Learning to compete is vital to an Olympic snowboarding. It will bring you to the attention of the Olympic snowboard team as well as sharpen your skills.

Step 6

Try out for the Olympic snowboard team. Your coach will help you find out where and when the Olympic snowboard ream tryouts. All the skills you have been sharpening will help you secure a spot on the Olympic team.


If I could add a seventh step, I suggest including a trip to Park City’s Center of Excellence.  In case you get hungry training to become an Olympic snowboarder, eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Don’t worry, eHow has you covered