Berthoud Pass Snowboarding

Ryan Cruze Noboarding Berthoud Pass Photo Mike Hardaker | Mountain Weekly News

BERTHOUD PASS, CO – Located at 11,307 feet above sea level and home to the now-closed Berthoud Pass Ski Area. Our goal to try a new sport, or actually rather old sport – “noboarding”. Perhaps you have been on Berthoud Pass for Snowboarding, how about trying it without bindings?  The terrain is fairly mellow and allows for this sort of fun.

Noboarding is snowboarding without bindings. The Hawaiians have been practicing a sport called He’ehlua which is (over 2,000 years old) similar to surfing, except it is done on a rock foundation. Using a wooden sled that is usually 12 feet long, and weighing up to 60 pounds.

Ryan Cruze Noboarding

 

Noboarding is as close to surfing as one can get while living in the mountains, sure you can river surf, wakeboard, and skate but the feeling of floating down the mountain without bindings is truly like surfing on massive waves. Even the smallest low angle slope becomes as exciting as heli runs in AK or your first time snowboarding. I can see why people are ditching the bindings and just saying no.

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Ryan Cruze Noboarding Berthoud Pass Photo Mike Hardaker | Mountain Weekly News

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Ryan Cruze Noboarding

Berthoud Pass

Berthoud Pass

Ryan Cruze Noboarding Berthoud Pass Photo Mike Hardaker | Mountain Weekly News

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Mike Hardaker
Mike Hardaker grew up surfing and snowboarding in Orange County and followed his love of surfing to Hawaii before eventually moving to the mountains to concentrate on snowboarding. When not on a board, Mike worked for Snowboarder and later oversaw TGR's online publication. He went on to found Mountain Weekly News where he is still CEO and Editor in Chief.

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