See ‘how to learn’, and get yourself someone to teach you. Properly. :-)
Your first lesson will quickly demystify you… But beforehand it might help to know some of the basic terminology and things like whether you’re goofy or regular foot.
So, check this basic intro to get it sorted.
As the video suggests you can discover your stance via skidding about in your socks. But that isn’t gonna be much good if you’re surrounded by carpets. If this is the case, other methods involve walking up stairs, seeing which foot you use for kicking, and getting a mate to push you over. Transworld Snowboarding have it all covered here!
As helpful and easy as this all sounds, truth is you should really let FEEL be your best guide. If you tried each test, and came out goofy every time, it’s probably unlikely to differ in outcome, but don’t be afraid to switch up your stance if you think it feels odd. After all, it’ll either blow apart or confirm the way you’ve been practising – then you’ll be really sure!
Now to be as ready and prepared for those initial hours on the mountain, here are some other guides and starter vids to help you out:
How to snowboard: www.wikihow.com/Snowboard
How to backside stop: snowboarding.about.com/od/howto/ss/How-To-Backside-And-Emergency-Stop-On-A-Snowboard.htm
How to get up, start and stop.
How to stop.
When you’ve decided on your stance and got to grips with a few of the basics, you’ll wanna move on to some more insane moves. Refer to our tips and tricks guide for the best and most helpful advice around.