# Quick Answer: How fast do Olympic snowboarders go?

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Olympic athletes can ride at speeds as high as 70 mph during parallel slalom races. Some professional snowboarders hit terminal velocity when jumping off cliffs. On the other hand, riders powering through flat or uphill patches and riding along cat tracks generally feel confident riding at 25 mph.

## How fast do snowboarders go in slopestyle?

There’s the inrun—the long, vertiginous drop, typically at an angle between 38 and 39 degrees, that the athletes descend to gain velocity, accelerating to speeds between 35 and 40 miles per hour. Then there’s the kick, an abrupt upsweep at the bottom of the inrun, which flings riders into the air.

## Is 30 mph fast on a snowboard?

Most snowboarders probably don’t go much faster than about 20 – 30 mph (roughly 30 – 50 km/h). In fact, in real life, most snowboarders probably don’t go any faster than about 15 mph (24 km/h). Competitive racers and daredevils might be able to go as fast as 70 – 80 mph (approximately 110 – 130 km/h).

## Is 40 mph on a snowboard fast?

How fast is fast on a snowboard? While averaging 25 mph is the norm for weekend riders, those in the top-percentile can reach speeds between 45 and 60 mph before they begin to lose control. … Capable riders are often able to do high speed open carves at around 40 mph.

## What is faster ski or snowboard?

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). This is still pretty fast, of course, but skiing wins in this aspect in my opinion.

## Do heavier skiers go faster?

Other factors being equal, a heavier skier is faster than a lighter one because his air resistance is lower. So a skier can go faster by increasing mass–becoming as heavy as possible for his frame. Only at about 200 pounds does the advantage of extra weight get wiped out by the increased friction with the snow.

## Is Deer Valley or Park City Better?

But as a general rule of thumb, Deer Valley is the most expensive, followed by the Canyons and then Park City Mountain Resort. … They base this mostly on the resort’s impeccably groomed runs and their diversity of skill level. Deer Valley is the type of resort with something to offer everyone–except snowboarders!