Best Snowboarding Destinations

Best Snowboarding Destinations

Whether you are looking for deep powder or fast hills, there are plenty of great snowboarding destinations around the world.  The sport has picked up a lot of steam in the past 20 years so riders don’t have to rely on ski resorts having only 1 run where snowboards are allowed. Now you have some great options, here are the best snowboarding destinations that you need to try. 

Snowbird, Utah

Snowbird has more than 4700 acres of snowboard and skiable slopes for you to try. There are different levels of difficulty but here is where you will find the most vertical terrain in the US if you want some serious speed.  The snow is light and deep yet the terrain is easily accessible.  The resort will give you a tour of the mountain but this is tourist central so expect crowds.

Whistler/Blackcomb, British Columbia

Located in the Rocky Mountains on Canada’s west coast, people come from all over the globe to snowboard here.  This was one of the first places in North America to allow snowboarders so it holds some sentimental value among boarders.  There are 5 different parks all with different levels of difficulty but make no mistake they are all pro terrains.  There is everything you could want here in a resort, but beware it is going to be crowded.   Here is a look at some of the runs.

Chamonix, France

It is time to head across the water and check out some of the European destinations and one of the best among them is Chamonix.  This run is not for the fainthearted but if you want to free ride and love adventure then there is nothing better.  You have Mont Blanc in the background as you try the glacial runs, couloirs and a half pipe.  This is a popular destination for snowboarders and skiers alike so don’t be surprised if you find yourself on the same hill as an Olympian. 

Verbier, Switzerland

If you are an expert boarder then Verbier needs to be on your bucket list if it isn’t already.  Located in the Four Valleys you can get lifts to Verbier, La Tzoumaz, Nendaz and Val de Bagnes so there are no shortage of runs.  Consider getting a guide to show you some of the best runs.  If you want steep and dangerous then try the cable car ride up Mont Gele where you can get some serious speed.  This attracts extreme boarders from all over the world and there is a world class après ski the resorts that makes the trip worth it.  

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