Lake Tahoe snowboarding: Try out this trick tip – how to tripods |

Lake Tahoe snowboarding: Try out this trick tip – how to tripods

Leo is demonstrating the tip in this photo series — this is part one of the tripod.
Courtesy Diamond Peak |

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Take your snowboarding to the next level by adding some style. When learning anything new remember to keep it simple and start small. This week’s snowboard tip is how to tripod.

Start in a flat area on the snow and begin with a simple board press or butter both fore and aft. See how high you can flex your board off the snow.

Try this with both the nose and tail of your board. When you think you’ve got your board pretty high off the snow, try going higher by bringing your hips over the foot to which you are pressing with.

Next, take it to a gentle slope on easy terrain. Make sure to check your surroundings and that you are in a safe, visible spot before trying this maneuver.

Once you’re comfortable do the same move while going down the run. Look at the end of your board to which you are applying the pressure. The first time, gently touch the snow on each side of your board and let your hands drag, don’t walk yourself down.

Don’t try and go for the gold on the first round, you only need to ride down a few feet to get the feeling.

Once you’ve got the feeling and start to build confidence you can then start throwing in a rotation both in and out of this move.

If you want more instruction on how to do this trick and other ski or snowboarding tricks sign up for a private lesson with our Ski & Snowboard School.

Our instructors can work with you on specific skills and tricks on the snow or in the terrain parks. The Popular Progression Park is a great place to warm up or learn new tricks.

Leo Cartellieri is Ski/Snowboard Supervisor at Diamond Peak Ski Resort. Visit or call 775-832-1177 for more information or to inquire about lessons.

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