It’s hard to say who actually “invented” the first snowboard. People have always found ways to lower down the mountain, but it would be unjust, if we specify only one name, as the inventor of the “first” snowboard.
The first form of snowboarding, there are late twenties and early thirties of last century, but first, the true forerunner of today’s so-called snowboarding. “Snurfer,” Sherman Poppen made in 1965.
It is interesting that the development of the sport and the man credited our origin Demetrios predicted. It was the seventies, along with the famous Jake Burton, founded the first company to manufacture snowboards, called “Winterstick”. Only several years later, Burton will establish their own, now far the most popular company that bears his name.