Best Ski Resorts for Snowboarding
This winter, the best ski resorts for snowboarding ensure you get a superb holiday, that will leave you wanting more. From the early morning powder through to the awesome terrain park, or the never ending lips and jumps down the runs, check our top 10 snowboarding resorts now.
The Best Resorts for Snowboarding
This was a hard one to call, as boarders at GoSki.co.uk (ironic we know) the best snowboarding resorts can often change thanks to the weather or the company you're with. But there are certain resorts where it just doesn't change - they are awesome whatever the weather or company. So check out our recommendations below to find a new resort for you this winter!
** These are not in any particular order
Mayrhofen is a pretty Tirolean town in the Ziller valley offering lively nightlife and great terrain. It offers 2 ski areas, Ahorn and Penken, and between the entrance of the valley and the Hintertux glacier you'll find a further 4 ski areas providing a tremendous variety of terrain for boarders.
You get all possible piste experiences here from the amazing back bowls with endless powder (on a good day!) through to heliboarding and even summer boarding on Blackcomb's Horstman glacier. There are 5 terrain parks, the highest one extends to 26 acres including jumps and kicks. Lively apres-ski plus a wealth of shops means this is an excellent resort for boarding!
Easily one of the best French snowboarding resorts and is seen by many as the snowvborading capital of Europe. Its 153m of pistes link up with Les Portes du Soleil, a group of resorts straddling the French swiss border creating one of the largest circuits in Europe.Trees, big cliff drops, powder bowls, easy wide flats, its all here, plus an abundance of good snowparks.
Tignes is one of the major resorts in France, set at 2100m and part of the 290 km of pistes that is the Espace Killy. It has a very good snow record, a glacier, lake and a lot of varying terrain. The snowpark itself is the largest in the world sporting a qauterpipe, a halfpipe and boardercross course. Après-ski is fairly lively and you can also head to Val D'Isere too.
Set amongst spectacular scenery only 40 minutes south west of Salt Lake City Snowbird is famous for its deep dry powder snow. It's terrain is made up of wide deep powder bowls, steep moguls, heavily tree-lined terrain and long groomed trails as such is is more suited to experienced boarders. There's also 2 terrain parks and 1 super pipe.
At Anton probably has the best terrain in Austria and what really sets it part is the 180km of marked off piste runs. With steeps, deep powder and trees on all sides of the mountain slopes its hard to beat. The village itself has a traditional feel to it, with cobbled streets and plenty of expensive hotels.
Located high in the Swiss Alps, 2 hours from Geneva airport, Verbier offers excellent skiing and snowboarding terrain - in fact 400km of terrain spead across 4 valleys. Off piste skiing offers wide powder fields and naturally rolling terrain, on the pistes with steep mogul runs and long-lined groomed trails. Fashionable and lively the resort has a varied nightlife.
The high altitude resort of Les Arcs has some of the best off piste terrain in Europe. WIth long wide linking trails, huge powder fields, tree lined steep pistes and massive moguls, there's also some great terrain parks.
Situated in the northern Italian alps, Livigno is a great place for snowboarders of all levels. The pisted terrain is very open making it great for beginners and intermediates. For more advanced boarders there are easily accessible off piste areas. What's more Livigno is a relatively cheap resort due to its duty free status, so plenty of great boarder après-ski.
Sitting in the shadow of the Matterhorn, Zermatt is an attractive, compact, car-free resort. For snowboarders Zermatt is one of the few places where you can snowboard 365 days a year. In the summer the Matterhorn Glacier has 22km of pistes and a good park and pipe. Amazing quality of off piste and free ride routes really set this resort apart. Nightlife is lively.