Long before the Winter X Games adopted it for the Aspen competition, urban snowboarding was a big hit with city dwelling riders. Sure, it’s reckless — downright illegal, in most cities — and those who engage in this activity are at far greater risk for serious injury than their counterparts on the slopes.
For this reason, no one should attempt to re-enact any of these stunts at, in, or around their home.
Instead, just sit back and enjoy some of the web’s most thrilling urban snowboarding videos. And if you’re watching at work, consider pressing the mute button now (some of the clips feature music with NSFW lyrics, and some of the songs are just obnoxious).
Greetings from Anchorage, Alaska
Hometown favorite Justin Bennee showcases the ridable features of his stomping grounds in this clip from NetworkA and Videograss.
Into the Streets
Filmmaker Clint Blackburn shot this mini-doc about a troupe of Oregon snowboarders who hit downtown Portland one memorable night in 2010.
Rail and Urban Snowboard Tricks
Uploaded in 2011, this Videograss clip features a quintet of truly impressive railslides.
This video from TRANSWORLD Snow Films highlights the notorious snowfall that plagued D.C., Baltimore, Philadephia, and other major cities scattered along the Eastern Seaboard.
Urban Jib’s SNOWBOARDING
This collection of clips featuring Montreal rider Sean Weitzman interweaves terrain park jibs with their metropolitan counterparts — bannisters, backyard kickers, and, at one point, a narrow tree branch.
Schools, rooftops, and even an art installation all figure nicely in this 2011 clip from Tonez Productions.