Long narrow rigid snowboard that is designed to reach high speeds.
Metal edge along the sole of the snowboard; the edge digs into the snow and makes turning possible.
Front end of the snowboard; its slightly upturned curve cuts through the snow and helps to avoid catching an edge.
Back end of the snowboard; unlike the tail of the freestyle snowboard, the alpine snowboard tail is not designed for going backward.
Binding used with hard boots; it has a metal toeplate that keeps the boot firmly in place to provide maximum stability.
Boot used for alpine events; it provides firm support and makes it possible to immediately transfer body movement to the board.