Snowboarding in powdery trees

I have been snowboarding for 10 years on and off and would consider myself intermediate. I am confident on all runs and most off piste situations but as soon as I get in tight trees with powder, I lose it.

3 Answers

3 things I’ve found for tight areas:

  1. Wear a helmet, I’ve bounced off of trees and it HURTS.

  2. Move both of your bindings back at the start of the day to help you keep your weight over the back, preventing the tip from digging in and sending you into a cartwheel.

  3. Don’t push too hard into the outer branches of the trees, the branches catch all the snow meaning there’s often a big hole underneath that’s very easy to fall into, and very hard to climb out of.

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