Best Snowboarding Resorts

for off-piste, powder, snowparks and freestyle competitions.

What has also become increasingly important and are worth a special mention, are snowparks which use natural materials and make full use of the resort's natural terrain be it wood, earth, trees or rocks rather than man made plastics and metal.

If you board in Avoriaz, you'll enjoy the Burton Stash snow park - Europe's first ecological snowpark.  Designed and built by Burton who works on the principal that freestyle riding started in the woods and its purest form of progression should remain there. Avoriaz boasts a strong snowboarding history, being France's first resort to dedicate specific areas to the sport and it continues to attract boarders worldwide today.

For Austria, there is Mayrhofen. Depending on your skills set you have 5 areas to choose from -  the funline, the public line, the proline, the half-pipe and the kids park. Highlights includes the rainbow-box and a huge wallride at the end of the park.

La Plagne offers an almost unprecedented variety of terrain for boarders. Freestylers flock to the Capella snowpark that measures 900 metres in length and offers a good selection of modules like rails, waves, boxes, and rainbows, as well as a boarder cross, half pipe, and 7cube. Advanced boarders will enjoy its length and variety and there are also several beginner-friendly modules.

It is so hard to choose which resorts to choose but here are our best loved and check out our best snowboarding deals.

ResortBest forRating
Avoriaz With The Stash, a unique ecological snow park built using natural materials. 5 Star
Breckenridge A snowboarding mecca with great natural terrain for boarders and a superb dedicated park. 5 Star
Chamonix A haven for snowboarders who will relish the steep and wild terrain. 4 Star
Ischgl & Galtür The snowART park is the largest interconnecting boarders park in the Alps and consists of 3 sections: beginners, intermediates and professional. 5 Star
La Plagne 5 snow parks and a number of half-pipes, all for different abilities. 4 Star
Les Arcs The Apocalypse Parc between Arc 1600 and Arc 1800 is sure to get your pulse racing. 5 Star
Mayrhofen One of the best Snowparks in Europe plus easily accessible off-piste for powder. Highlights include the rainbow-box and the huge wallride. 5 Star
Méribel Apart from the vast piste and off piste opportunities of the Three Valleys, Méribel offers also two snow parks, including a dedicated beginners' area at Plattieres and experts generally head for the popular Moon Park. 4 Star
Saalbach & Hinterglemm Three snowparks in the area and lots of easy blues and reds to cruise on, also night boarding in Hinterglemm. 4 Star
Serre Chevalier A fantastic area for snowboarders, there is a snowpark at the top of the Foret chairlift which is served by its own drag lift and has over 25 features with beginners, intermediate and expert levels. 4 Star
St. Anton Enjoy the many wide open pistes and the snowboard park on the Rendl, as well as the legendary apres-ski. 5 Star
Söll There are three Snowparks in the area; one in each in Söll, Ellmau and Westendorf. 4 Star
Tignes Tignes is a Mecca for boarders from all over the world. Beginners start on the nursery slope at Le Lac, whilst freestylers head for the terrain park on Palafour and freeriders favour the couloirs of the Aguille Percée and the Couloirs du Telegraphe. 5 Star
Val d'Isére A boarders' paradise: very few drag lifts and lots of off-piste, as well as a snowpark above La Daille. 5 Star
Verbier Try the jump park at La Chaux and the boarder cross at Savolyres, not forgetting the endless powder runs between the pistes. 4 Star
Whistler The huge variety of terrain and dedicated snowboard areas make Whistler the number one boarding destination in North America. 5 Star
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