Brilliant new year ! We went to Switzerland to try out the Airboards ( available at www.snowhead.co.uk ) . The best place was Lenzerheide, but only because it was empty enough that we could go on the blue runs with the Airboards. To be honest the toboggan run there was too flat and slow, so it was lucky that we could get on the blue run. It was excellent and we were as fast as the snowboarders. For the airboards they are much better and more controllable if you are going a bit faster. They are easy to stop by simply twisting sideways.
The toboggan run at Flumserberg was steeper and potentially much better for airboards. However, the toboggans had trashed it by the afternoon, and it was really bumpy. Still , by going along the edge, we went flying past all the tobogans, and a small section of red run near the bottom was brilliant.
So, yes , i would highly recommend the airboards. Brilliant fun. I’d recommend going early in the morning when the toboggan runs are freshly pisted – or being a bit sneaky and storming down a blue run… oh and wear a helmet !