Are professional snowboarders tall?
Several studies describe the anthropometric variables present in elite snowboarders (Table 1). The mean height is between 165.7 cm and 183.4 cm.
Do snowboarders have strong legs?
Even if you’ve stayed fit throughout the year, you’ll want to get your body ready to ride longer and better. Snowboarding requires strong legs and ankles for steering, body rotation for turns and a balanced stance to keep you upright as you ride over bumps or uneven terrain.
Is snowboarding harder on your body?
You need to be pretty fit to be a good skier or snowboarder. But to begin with, skiing is a bit more demanding on the legs and thighs, whereas snowboarding tends to need more core strength, as the upper body is more involved with turning and balance.