Are you are looking for something to keep you going when you can’t snowboard, surf, ski or skateboard? Why not learn mountain boarding, a sport that has been around since the early 90’s. It was something that could give snowboarders a way to practice off season but it has become bigger than that. Meepo board
The mountain board looks either like a large skate board with big wheels or a small snow board. It differs from a skate board in that the wheels are all the way to the ends of the board, skate board wheels are underneath.
The board or deck flexes and works in harmony with the trucks which hold the wheels to give shock absorption and turning ability. To turn you just lean so the board is on edge and it will turn, it takes some practice but can be learned pretty quickly.
There are hand breaks available so you can control your speed on the downhill. This is great for those just learning because it gives you a sense of security. As you get better you start to go faster and learn jumping.
Also called Dirt Boarding, it has become a competitive event with events held around the world. There are boardercross and air events that draw a large number of competitors. Look online and you will see information on competition.
So, if you live where you have nice grassy hills or easily accessible trails why not give it a try. When you are unable to participate in your other favorite sports you have mountain boarding as your back-up, and it may turn out to be your favorite.