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Above you the bright blue sky. Below you, your snowboard and the finest powder snow. An ever-increasing number of winter sports enthusiasts are on the lookout for the right adrenaline kick. The exciting alternation between jumps and the smooth glide along the slopes or through the deep snow - snowboarding is simply a breathtaking winter sport. You shouldn't miss out on this feeling! You can find everything you need for your snowboarding adventures at your local SPORT 2000 rent dealer.

You're actually a skier and want to try your hand at casual snowboarding? Then it's time to hit the slopes and learn how to snowboard. But how do you start snowboarding and what do you need? We tell you everything you need to know for your first ride on a snowboard. We also show you some of the top snow parks and the most beautiful regions in Austria that guarantee ultimate snowboarding fun. Whether in Carinthia, Salzburg, Tyrol or another province - ski resorts of all sizes and levels of difficulty are waiting to be discovered by ambitious snowboarders. The beautiful alpine regions and your equipment from SPORT 2000 rent offer the perfect combination of varied downhill runs, spectacular fun parks and optimal snow conditions: right into spring.

Everything you need for a perfect day on the snowboard can be rented in your local SPORT 2000 rent shop or - even more convenient - reserved online from home.

That's why you should definitely get on your snowboard:

  • Action-packed hobby
  • Perfect for adrenaline junkies
  • Easy to learn winter sport
  • Snowboard equipment is more attractively priced than ski equipment


Whether freestyle, all-mountain or freeride - in Austria all interested winter sports enthusiasts will find the right place to snowboard. Halfpipes, kickers and rails are already waiting for you!

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Infopoint

Snowboarding is the winter sport of recent years and enjoys great popularity - especially among younger athletes. Unlike skiing, for example, you are only on a board on the slopes when snowboarding. If you have never stood on a snowboard before and would like to try it out, you should take your time before buying a snowboard and simply rent the board at the desired location. So before you spend a lot of money on your own snowboard and the right boots, you are well advised to rent a board from SPORT 2000 rent! Together with you, our trained experts will find the right equipment for your adventures on the snowboard. Great winter sports destinations await all snowboard fans in Austria:

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Snowboarding in Austria:
The most popular regions

Snowboarding is gaining more and more followers as a trend sport. Ski resorts all over Austria have also specialised in this in recent years. Since then, many regions not only offer perfectly groomed ski slopes and cross-country ski trails, but also special snow parks and fun slopes. Here you as a snowboarder have the opportunity to try out the half pipes, pipes, jumps, boxes and kickers. This is how you can enjoy snowboarding in Austria's top ski resorts.

Whether it's the snow-sure ski areas, the breathtaking fun slopes or the snowy deep snow slopes that attract snowboarders: We have put together the most beautiful and popular regions for snowboarding in Austria.

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Snowboard Holidays in Carinthia

The Nassfeld Snowpark is particularly popular with both beginners and professionals among snowboarders. Thanks to the variety of different levels of difficulty, everything is possible here: from basic training to spectacular jumps.

Other snow parks in Carinthia are:

  • the Turracher Höhe
  • the Mölltal Glacier
  • the Katschberg
  • Bad Kleinkirchheim
  • the Snowpark Grossglockner Heiligenblut
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Snowboarding in Ski amadé

Ski amadé is an association of several ski areas in Salzburg and Styria. Visitors can expect around 60 km of ski slopes and 270 lifts. This makes Ski amadé one of the largest winter sports areas in Europe. But it's not only skiers who get their money's worth here, but also snowboarders.

Whether you are in the well-known winter sports resort of Gastein, on the picturesque Hochkönig or in the Schladming-Dachstein region - Ski amadé opens the way to 20 snow parks and 13 fun slopes. The ultimate snowboarding fun is guaranteed in any case.

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Snowboard parks in Vorarlberg

The federal state of Vorarlberg, which lies on the border to Switzerland, also offers you as a snowboarder a large selection of fun parks and exciting slopes. The winter sports region of Montafon, which is known beyond the state borders, is particularly suitable for snowboard lovers.

Other popular regions for snowboarders in Vorarlberg are:

  • the Bregenz Forest
  • Kleinwalsertal Valley
  • Lech am Arlberg
  • and the Brandnertal
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Winter sports destination Salzburger Land for snowboarders

The ski areas around the Kitzsteinhorn are among the most famous winter sports areas in Salzburg Province. In Kaprun, a snowboard school offers lessons and instruction in theory and practice in workshops.

Pure powder snow fun is also available in the surrounding area: for example, in Kitzbühel, in Zell am See and in Saalbach-Hinterglemm. But also the Postalm - not far from the picturesque Wolfgangsee lake - offers breathtaking scenery for snowboarding.

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Rent snowboards at SPORT 2000 rent

Are you already an experienced snowboarder? Then you know all about the fascination of snowboarding. At SPORT 2000 rent you can easily rent the right snowboard for your next adventure.

Are you still a novice snowboarder and would like to try it out first? Then you can simply rent a snowboard for beginners or children in your local rental shop or already in advance from your sofa. Our experts at SPORT 2000 rent know exactly what matters when it comes to choosing a board and the right equipment.

Whether you prefer race, carving, freestyle or alpine boards, you'll be right with every style. That's why we have a wide range of boards in the rental shops of SPORT 2000 rent. Adrenaline and pure adventure await you - the choice is yours:

Freestyleboards

Most people will opt for a freestyle board, because with such a board you can ride just about anything. The freestyle board is an ideal all-round board because of its construction and shape.

Freerideboards

The freeride board is rather soft to be able to easily iron out bumps and rather wide at the nose to get the necessary lift in powder. Such a board is usually ridden in deep snow, but can also be ridden well on the piste.

Raceboards

The better and faster you ride, the longer and harder your board should be. The advantage of such a race board is that it is easy to control on the piste even at high speeds.

Splitboards

As an alternative to snowshoes, splitboards that can be taken apart and used like touring skis for ascents. Special skins are clamped onto the underside of the board for the ascent. Once at the top, the board is clipped together and has a normal board under its feet for the descent.

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Learn to snowboard
the best tips for ultimate fun on the slopes

Your first snowboarding holiday is just around the corner and soon you will celebrate your premiere on the board? If you're looking for a guide with tips and tricks for snowboard beginners, you've come to the right place - our experts at SPORT 2000 rent have put together the most important information for you here.

  • Is snowboarding more strenuous than skiing?

    You control the snowboard with the help of balance and weight shifting. Especially for beginners, it can be unusual at the beginning to stand sideways to the slope - and not straight towards it as in skiing. However, the coordination between legs, body movement and the use of the arms makes skiing more challenging. All this has to be perfectly coordinated.

    Both sports are physically demanding and can leave you with sore muscles the next day. Skiing and snowboarding mainly use the thigh muscles, the buttocks and the calves. Snowboarding also involves weight shifting. This also increases the use of muscle groups in the back and abdominal region.

  • Tips for beginners: How do you learn to snowboard properly?

    • The right glide: It all starts with gliding on the board. You can master slopes quickly by staying on the edge of your heel and gliding slowly down the slope.
    • Turning: Turning requires a unique rhythm led by your front foot and followed by your back foot.
    • Falling down properly: One of the most important lessons in snowboarding is that of falling down properly - if you fall down incorrectly, it can lead to injury. Therefore, the most important rule when falling down is: Always fall up the hill. Whether your back or your chest is to the mountain, falling up is always better than falling down.
    • Straighten helmet & get back up: Since the mountain is sloping, you fall up a shorter distance, and less distance means less speed, less energy, and less impact when you fall.

    When getting back up, you basically have two options:

    1. Getting up via the heel edge: The most common way is to get up via the heel edge. To stand up over the edge of your heels, pull your feet as close as possible to your body with your knees bent. Then lean forward, press the edge of your heel into the snow and slowly stretch your legs out, keeping your balance with both hands in the snow.
    2. Standing up over the edge of the toes: It is easier to stand up over the edge of the toes than over the edge of the heels. To do this, roll onto your stomach, pull your feet towards your stomach and press the edge of your toes into the snow while supporting yourself uphill with your hands in the snow.

     

  • How do I find the right snowboard?

    The most important thing when choosing the right board is that the equipment is adapted to your body size and weight. This applies not only to the clothing, but also to the board itself. In order to control it perfectly, it must also be perfectly adapted to you. The factors of hardness and length of the snowboard are particularly relevant:

    • Hardness: If you are a snowboard beginner, you should opt for a softer board. These forgive small mistakes. If, on the other hand, you already have a lot of snowboarding experience, a hard model is a good choice. Hard snowboards hold the edge perfectly and are ideal for higher speeds.
    • Length: The snowboard length should be based on your height and weight. To find the right snowboard length, you can consider the following: The taller and heavier you are, the longer your board should be. The classic freestyle board should be set upright between your chin and nose.

    At SPORT 2000 rent, our experts get the best out of your possibilities and abilities. Get the kick - and enjoy the harmonious turns and weightless floating in deep snow!

  • What equipment do I need for snowboarding?

    Snowboarding is - just like most other winter sports - very equipment-intensive. If you are a beginner, the first thing you have to do is get to grips with the most important items you need to get started in the sport. Before your first snowboarding holiday, you are probably asking yourself: What do I need? We'll tell you!

    • The snowboard: The snowboard is shaped so that you can simply push it into the snow. When the rider then stands on the board, a force acts on the ends of the snowboard to propel it. This keeps the entire length of the edges in contact with the snow, allowing for precise movements and speed.
    • The binding: The snowboard binding is the foundation of a good snowboarder's riding experience. The binding connects you to your snowboard and transfers your muscle movements and power to your board.
    • The boots: Choosing the right snowboard boots is also important for having as much fun as possible while snowboarding. As a beginner, it is best to start with a soft boot.
    • Snowboard clothing: When buying your snowboard clothing, you should make sure that you stay warm and dry, can move freely and that sweat is transported away well. A waterproof outer layer and breathable ski underwear made of synthetic material will help.
    • Snowboard helmet: A good helmet is compulsory in many Austrian ski resorts. Safety always comes first and especially when snowboarding you will fall down a lot and depend on the protection of a helmet.
    • Snowboard goggles: Snowboard goggles protect your eyes from snow, rain, sun and wind. For beginners, we recommend buying snowboard goggles with all-weather lenses.
    • Gloves: Snowboard gloves such as mittens protect your hands from wetness and cold. They should be waterproof and breathable.
  • Where in Austria can I rent snowboards?

    Are you curious and want to try snowboarding for yourself? Then it's best to rent the equipment.

    The largest selection of snowboards is waiting for you. From basic snowboards for children, teenagers and adults to splitboards - SPORT 2000 rent has it all. If you want to try something really special, then rent exactly the snowboard you want from our large selection.

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