They are vital, crucial, the key, the answer, the question, the foundation and the reason that any incredible snowboarder becomes well, incredible. Follow the program and links below to learn to snowboard and to help you build and fine tune your foundational riding skills.
These drills and suggestions are great for beginner and novice riders, but can also be used by experts. I make all my high level riders work on these kind of basic drills early every season to check their skills base and isolate weakness in abilities that they can challenge themselves to work on. It is so, so important to put plently of energy and focused effort into always maintaining a riders basic skill development.
Click on links below to learn about the terminology and discover great drills to develop your basic skills.