Given the richness and cultural significance of the images, narratives, rep- resentations, and meanings so powerfully associated with snowboarding as a cultural form, it is sometimes ‘easy to forget that these are all epiphenomena’ (Ford & Brown, 2006, p. 149). Boarders frequently reiterate that the embodied and immediate experience of snowboarding is the key to the cultural practice and words cannot articulate the experience. According to one cultural commentator,
Trying to talk about it is like trying to explain why you like your favourite song. It feels good. It makes you happy. To snowboarders, snowboarding is not a book. It’s not a symbol or a fashion or an attitude either. It’s an awesome, personal experience that’s better left unarticulated. (Howe, 1998, pp. ix–x)
- Sensual Experience
- Affective Experience
- Snow Condition
- Cultural Geography
- Mountain Village
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