Whether it's the aerial action of the halfpipe or the side-by-side intensity of the snowboardcross, snowboarding events are exciting. From humble beginnings when two skis were attached together and marketed as the Snurfer, the sport of snowboarding has come a long way. That was in 1965, and since then snowboarding has grown to become one of the most popular winter sports in the world.
The sport made its Olympic debut in 1998, and it was British Columbian Ross Rebagliati who won the very first snowboard gold medal in the giant slalom.
Snowboarding has been part of the Canada Games program since 2007. For 2015, the sport will be contested in three disciplines – Slope Style, Parallel Giant Slalom and Snowboard Cross.