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A serious injection of funding thanks to the 2010 Winter Olympics has made Whistler-Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada, the best resort for snowboarding in the world.  The park has expanded beyond belief and now has incredible snowboarding facilities suitable for people of all ages and abilities.  A unique feature of these facilities is that they are rated according to difficulty level.  They are also situated on different types of terrain that encourages snowboarders to naturally develop their skills.      


Resorts Good for Snowboarding

Whistler is widely regarded as the best resort for snowboarding thanks to its wide range of facilities.  They boast more than 230 runs, 3 half-pipes, 2 terrain parks, tree runs, a boarder-cross track and a huge potential for off-piste boarding.  This is complemented by some of the most advanced and rapid chairlift and gondola systems, which dramatically reduce waiting times and ensure that you get as much time as possible on the mountain.

When it comes to snowboarding in Europe, Serre Chevalier is commonly referred to as the best choice.  The highlights of this resort for snowboarders include large bowls opening into long gullies with natural banks perfectly designed for tricks, open tree areas with weaving possibilities, large drops into deep powder, fast flats to get the speed up, and a huge natural terrain park.       

Of course, powder-loving snowboarders should head straight for the famous ski resorts of Japan to enjoy some of the best and most reliable powder in the world.  One of the best, as far as snowboarding is concerned, is Tomamu in Hokkaido.  This resort is spread over 2 large mountains which provide a wide variety of terrain options.  Tree riding is permitted (unlike many of the Japanese resorts) and there are some excellent off-piste guided tour options available, including Heli boarding backcountry access.  There is also an excellent terrain park and halfpipe where tricksters can perfect their skills.     

Snowboarding resorts

Livigno ski resort   Livigno, Italy
Located in the northern section of the Italian Alps, Livigno is the best place for the budget conscious snowboarder. The resort is in a duty-free zone so everything is drastically cheaper than anywhere else. Although the prices are low, the quality of the resort is quite high. The terrain parks are very popular and challenging.
Mayrhofen ski resort   Mayrhofen, Austria
Free riders rave about the terrain at Mayrhofen. The Burton Terrain Park is centrally located in the resort and attracts all levels of boarders. The Schneekarhutte restaurant is located at the top of a black run. The food is very good and the log fire is always roaring. They serve a large variety of organic schnapps.
Avoriaz ski resort   Avoriaz, France
Avoriaz is well-known by the snowboarding community as the European Snowboarding Capital. The terrain at Avoriaz is suitable for any level of rider or style they prefer. The terrain parks will help you hone and show off your skills. The snowboarding packages make Avoriaz a very budget-friendly resort.
Mt. Tomamu ski resort   Mt. Tomamu, Japan
This resort caters to all kinds of snowboarders of varying ability levels and styles. The powder on Mt. Tomamu is nice and dry and stays in good condition for days. The snowboarding instructors are well-trained. No après ski activities are available in the area.
Mammoth Mountain ski resort   Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth Lakes, California, USA
The mountain is huge and snowboarders love the variety of terrain. The terrain parks have over 90 acres equipped with over 100 jibs, boxes, rails and jumps to show off your skills. Mammoth Mountain has incredible après ski partying with live bands and dancing.


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