# How Fast Can You Go On A Snowboard

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## How fast does an average snowboarder go?

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## Can snowboards go as fast as skis?

The world record for skiing is 252 km/h (157 mph), which is astonishingly fast. In contrast, the snowboarding record is 203 km/h (126 mph).

## How fast do Olympic snowboarders go?

Snowboard cross (and ski cross) competitors reach top speeds around 60 mph, according to an analysis by The Washington Post in 2014. Just as Ivan Origone did on a pair of skis, Edmond Plawczyk of France set a world record at Vars in 2015 with a speed of 126.309 mph.

## Is 30mph fast on a snowboard?

Your equipment and snowboarding ability as well as your body weight also has an influence on your speed. A typical confident rider averages between 20 and 30 mph on a blue run with speed bursts reaching up to 40 mph on steep sections. Those gunning to hit top speed could reach above 55 mph on a steep groomer.

## Is 50 mph fast skiing?

The skiing speeds of professional athletes can reach upwards of 150 mph, but most recreational skiers travel at speeds between 10 and 20 mph. Downhill racers clock out at 40–60 mph and Olympians tend to ski between 75 and 95 mph, depending on the conditions, their equipment, and their body composition.

## How high do snowboarders jump?

The starting point where snowboarders and skiers drop into the jump is a staggering 155 feet above the venue’s ground. The landing area is 13 feet below the ground, leaving athletes with a 168-foot vertical drop. The course length is 525 feet long, longer than the length of three Olympic-sized swimming pools.

## What is harder skiing or snowboarding?

Skiing is generally easy to learn initially but is harder to master. Snowboarding is harder to learn but reaching an advanced level is easier. Although there are exceptions to this rule, it generally holds true and you can use it to inform your snow sports choice.

## Do longer snowboards go faster?

Registered. Technically speaking, the longer boards are BETTER for speed as they are more stable, not because they are faster. Gravity is exerting a force on your mass and pulling it downhill. The only thing stopping you is friction between the board base and the snow.

## Why do skis go faster than snowboards?

The tuck-in position of downhill skiers means they pick up less drag than snowboarders, which consequently results in faster speeds. The fastest anyone has ever gone on skis is 252 km/h (157 mph).

## How fast do they go in skeleton?

By combining gravity, kinetic energy, aerodynamics, and an athlete’s movements — and a mix of luck and skill riding the shortest path down a track — a skeleton slider can reach over 132 kilometers/80 miles per hour. Surprisingly, skeleton is actually the slowest of the three sled sports.