Welcome to improve-your-snowboarding.com - building THE best online resource for those that love to snowboard
My name is Ben Charman, the founder of www.improve-your-snowboarding.com. 2 Years ago (until 2009) I was was working a dull 9 to 5 job as a computer programmer in the pensions industry - not very rock n' roll I know.
Going to work every day was a struggle. Each morning it seemed like I was lead role in the film groundhog day. After four years in that job I had to do something, I felt like I was losing my mind.
One day I woke up and decided to quit. I'd had enough. I handed in my notice and began to plan something I had wanted to do for a long time. I was going to spend the winter season in the French Alps.
I had the best 5 months. Snowboarding every day only interupted by the occasional bus transfer to Geneva airport to pick up holiday makers. Life was good. Spending all your time in the mountains definitley makes you question what is important to you and make some choices.
When I got back from France I wasn't sure what I was going to do. What I did know for certain was that I was not going to return to the 9 to 5 way of life and was determined to do anyting to make that a reality.
Around christmas 2010 I started work on improve-your-snowboarding.com. I was going to build a website that provided snowboarders with the information they were searching for online. (after all, I guess I should use my degree in Computer Science for something useful!). I love snowboarding and am not bad at building websites so I thought why not! Give it a go.
This site is dedicated to bringing snowboarders the best information available on the sport they love. Obviously I am only one person and can not possibly know everything about the sport or the snowboarding industry. What I can do is guarantee that I will seek out and partner with the most knowledgeable people around to give you only the best articles and information.
If I don't know about a subject I will find someone that does. Throughout all of this it is important to me that improve-your-snowboarding is a fun and easy site to use. Life is too serious most of the time so I might as well have fun while I build this site.
Please stay in touch with improve-your-snowboarding.com. If you have any thoughts or comments about the site then drop me an email through the Contact us page.
Snowboarding is a great community so if you have any ideas and want to get involved with the site then please don't hesitate to get in touch. I am always on the look out for talented people to work with to move this site forward.