In the Christmas Update, players have the option to run in The Arctic and collect ornaments and presents scattered throughout runs in order to help the Minions celebrate their Christmas. Players will be rewarded for collecting a certain number of ornaments or presents, as shown by a level with a gift box on it. However, these ornaments and presents do not spawn too frequently, which is where the role of the Snowboard comes into place.
The Snowboard is, hence the name, a large red and white snowboard. It will only spawn in runs if the player earns them as a daily gift and activates them at the beginning of a run (if activated, three Snowboards will spawn randomly during a run), or pays 150 Tokens at the beginning of a run to cause three of them to spawn randomly during a run.
When the Snowboard is used, the player's Minion will be warped into a snowy and endless hill and find himself riding the Snowboard down a mountain for 20 seconds (default, without upgrades). The player can tilt the screen to move left or right to collect several needed items, which will spawn very frequently (usually about 5 to 6 items per Snowboard use).
There are several flags that the player's Minion can slide through on the Snowboard, which increase his Despicable Multiplier, as well as jump ramps scattered across the land which can be used to help the player collect a few items in midair. However, there are also snowmen scattered across the land as well, which cause the player to greatly slow down if crashed into. If the player uses all three Snowboards and slides through several flags per ride, not only will he collect a lot of needed items in his run, but he will also reach a very high Despicable Multiplier number, which can make it much easier to increase his high score. The Snowboard can also be upgraded to last longer for 200 tokens (first upgrade).