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In-game model for the Snowboard used in Sonic Generations.
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Sonic the Hedgehog 3

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A standard snowboard.

The Snowboard (スノーボード Sunōbōdo?) is a recurring item used by multiple characters in several of the games in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. They are boards that are built to be used on snow-like terrain. The bobsled is used for the same purpose in the games it appears in.

Game appearances

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles

In Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and the lock-on Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & KnucklesSonic the Hedgehog uses a snowboard at the beginning of IceCap Zone Act 1 and rides down the mountain. It is discarded after Sonic crashes into a wall.

Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble

In Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble, a Snowboard (renamed "Jet Board" in localized manuals) can be used by Sonic in Robotnik Winter Zone. Found in Item Boxes, this type of Snowboard allows Sonic to move at high speeds. The Snowboard is removed if the player takes damage or if the player presses both 1 and 2 buttons at the same time.

Sonic Adventure

In Sonic Adventure, Sonic and Tails use snowboards to outrun an avalanche in Ice Cap. Tails also uses his snowboard in Sand Hill. Sonic's is light blue with a snowflake, while Tails' is green and yellow. Metal Sonic also use one when playing as him on the appropriate stages.

Sonic Adventure 2

In Sonic Adventure 2, during the beginning of the Hero Story, Sonic rips off some metal from a helicopter to use as a make shift snowboard at the beginning of City Escape or uses a piece of a metal gate he crashed through at the end of Metal Harbor. During Multiplayer all characters in the race type use snowboard model after them in Snowboard Race and the beginning of City Escape.

Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) in White Acropolis, Sonic uses a snow board to outrun an avalanche in a similar manner to Sonic Adventure. It is bright blue with orange stripes, but not used for the whole stage. In Crisis City, Sonic uses a piece of debris.

Sonic Rush Adventure

In Sonic Rush Adventure, when the heroes arrive at Blizzard Peaks, Tails gives Sonic and Blaze snowboards. These boards are used for most of act 1. While riding a snowboard, the player automatically moves forward and cannot stop or turn around. They are presumably discarded shortly after reaching a certain point. They are also used again in Hidden Island 12. Sonic's is blue with his head emblazoned upon it while Blaze's is purple with her head emblazoned on it.

Sonic Generations

In Sonic Generations, Sonic uses a navy blue snowboard to ride down the first third of City Escape.

Sonic Lost World

In Sonic Lost World, Sonic uses a snowboard similar to that of the one he used in Sonic Generations during the first zone of Frozen Factory.


  • In Sonic Adventure, there is a glitch that makes Sonic use his sandboard instead of his snowboard.
  • In Sonic Generations, Sonic uses a snowboard in City Escape, but in Sonic Adventure 2, he uses a flap he ripped off a helicopter.
  • The use of a snowboard in City Escape is a development joke back in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 where Sonic would have used the door that came flying off as a snowboard to enter IceCap Zone when Sonic escaped the Flying Battery Zone before the level was put further ahead.

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