This article is from the 2006 series of SMBZ and is no longer canon.
Appearances in the Sonic SeriesEdit
Sonic the Hedgehog 3EditSonic first used a snowboard in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 at the Ice Cap Zone. After leaving Carnival Night Zone, Sonic is blasted from a cannon and hits a snowboard. He rides it down a steep slope until he hits an ice wall and the ride ends. The player can jump while on the snowboard, however it doesn't do much of anything useful.
Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure DXEdit
On the Ice Cap Mountain Stage, Sonic reaches a deep slope, when an avalanche begins. Sonic then finds a snowboard and descends down the slope. The player can move around to collect rings while snowboarding, and can help Sonic do stunts on checkered ramps. At the end of the hill, Sonic gets off the snowboard and collects the Chaos Emerald.
Tails' mission is to snowboard down the mountain and beat Sonic to the Emerald. He doesn't do the first parts of the stage.
During the Special Stages, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, or Amy Rose have to snowboard down a long tube and collect rings whilst avoiding bombs. If not enough rings are collected, they'll fall down back to the normal stage.
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter GamesEditEvery character in Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games can participate in the Snowboarding event to see who gets first place in. the Snowboarding event takes place in both the Wii and DS version.
In Super Mario Bros. ZEdit
In Episode 6, Sonic used a snowboard to snowboard down a mountain on Yoshi's Island. Sonic hit Axem Yellow doing a stunt and Yellow ended up in a giant snowball. Sonic did another trick to get behind the snowball to avoid it from pushing him off. Sonic's snowboard was destroyed when Axem Red destroyed the mountain with the Breaker Beam charged by the Purple Chaos Emerald.
It is unknown why Sonic used a snowboard to get down the mountain. If it was either faster, safer, or yet simply more fun is yet to be determined.