Snowboarding is for all the thrill seekers out there. It gives you a rush that can’t be duplicated but some Ski resorts in the US and Europe have banned snowboarding all together so they can target more families. But there are still some amazing resorts that are specifically for snowboarding and have embraced the sport. For the perfect snowboarding experience you need a fast slope that offers you the best bumps and jumps.
Here is a list of the best resorts for snowboarders around the globe.
Tignes is one of the world’s finest snowboarding areas. The resort has played host to the European Winter X games in the past so you can battle slopes that professionals have competed on. Many pro-riders still visit the resort as the snow parks are some of the best in Europe. This is one of the of the few resorts that offers snowboard specialist schools so you can get your practice in if you’re a bit rusty.
Val Thorens (France)
Once again located in France, this resort is located in the Alps and is a snowboarder’s dream. Val Thorens is positioned on the top of the Three Valleys and has awesome slopes which offer unrivalled terrain. Another advantage of taking a trip here is that is has the best nightlife. We highly recommend checking out the club Malaysia which is the biggest night club in the Alps. But it’s not all about the nightlife, make sure you’re up early to hit the slopes again otherwise you will miss out on an amazing experience.
Revelstoke is the world’s best free ride resort. The mountain is truly amazing and offers a fantastic experience for well-trained snowboarders. The tree runs are awesome and the view from the top of the mountain is breath-taking. If you are ever lucky enough to visit Revelstoke, be prepared for a serious workout. You need to be at the top of your game to conquer this destination.
Mayrhofen is a popular resort amongst pro snowboarders. This is due to the epic Vans Penken Park and the party scene. Year round snow is on offer at Mayrohen so you can plan your trip at any point. It has some of the best half-pipes on offer for anyone who likes their tricks. The resort is a long standing favourite amongst the snowboarding community so if you truly love the sport, you need to pay a visit to Mayrhofen.
The number one spot for snowboarders in America, Aspen has a legacy that can’t be matched. The Snowmass resort has got an amazing mountain which is just as good as the ski park. The nightlife isn’t bad either. Many celebrities visit Snowmass as it’s the least crowded of all the Aspen hot spots. But don’t think it’s a spot for celeb spotting, many pro boarders venture to Snowmass because it provides a unique riding experience. Snowmass is good for freeriding with over 3,132 acres of terrain to battle against. There is also a super half pipe located in the ski park which any snowboarder would love.
About the author: This post written by Ricky Malhi for Snow Moment, the leading specialists when it comes to all snowboarding and ski wear.