Striding Edge Snowboards are a new brand, launching for the 2014-15 winter season with a star studded event at The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead on Thursday 23rd October.

The event will be attended by triple Olympic Snowboarder Zoe Gillings and Britain’s fastest snowboarder Jamie Barrow.

Inspired by the Lake District area of Northern England, Striding Edge Snowboards have released a range of eco-friendly snowboards using sustainable bamboo in the construction of the boards, as well as climate neutral t-shirts and are using green energy company Ecotricity as an energy provider.

The tag line, ‘Destroy the POW and Parks – but not the mountains’, sums up their thinking but Striding Edge founder and Director Graham Koppenhol isn’t simply using the eco line as marketing fluff:

I believe we can make a difference by giving UK snowboarders a truly eco-friendly product to ride’ says Koppenhol, ‘and we are proud to be at the forefront of the eco movement in the snowboard industry.

We are working every day to meet our ambitious target to be carbon neutral before the end of 2016 and there are some things we can all do to help make a difference.
Striding Edge encourage snowboarders to use the ‘Green Resort Guide’ and visit ski resorts which minimise the impact of snowsports on our environment

Boarders and skiers can also offset carbon emissions from their flights for as little as £3 on and by selling their used equipment on Ebay can extend its life. To find out what else the winter sports community is already doing you can visit

Board specs and info :

The boards feature original artwork and an all-mountain design with reverse camber, medium flex, twin tips, ABS sidewall construction and IS7500 sintered bases for riding on groomed slopes, in the park or in the powder.
Striding Edge Snowboards are now available to purchase on their website
Prices: Striding Edge – £250.00, Ponya – £230.00