Cool Boarders
According to a 1996 interview with the game's director Masaya Kobayashi published in the GSLA archive, he stated that he loves snowboarding, that he wanted to make a sport game about it, so he then drew up the initial plans. He also stated that it's like car racing, but racing in snowboarding by jumping and soaring through the air, and he thought including these elements in the racing game would be interesting.
Contributed by ProtoSnake