The 9 best snowboarding spots in America

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The USA is home to some of the world’s best winter areas, giving Whistler and the Alps a run for their money! With everything from family-friendly resorts to off-piste areas, the United States has hundreds of ski and snowboard slopes to keep you entertained all season long. The perfect landscapes, buzzing nightlife and epic snowfalls across the states make the USA one of the best places to enjoy snowboarding all winter long. If you’re not sure which one to choose, read on to find the best places to snowboard in the US so you can start planning your trip.

  1. Steamboat Resort, Steamboat Springs, CO

The famous snow town of Steamboat Springs is known and loved for its light powder (known as champagne powder) and its beautiful slopes that make snowboarding delicious. Morningside offers some of the best skiing and snowboarding, or you can tackle backcountry routes popular with experienced boarders. Beginners should start on the Christie Peak Express chair lift for a gentle introduction to snowboarding.

  1. Beaver Creek Mountain Resort, Avon, CO

Beaver Creek offers cool boarding for those who like a little luxury in life, like fancy hotels, fancy nightlife, and pristine slopes (and free cookies!). The resort also offers world-class ski schools that can teach you to ski and snowboard on these excellent slopes. That’s not to say these slopes aren’t great for pros! With lots of freeride areas and fun tubes and parks, there is something for everyone.

  1. Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth Lakes, CA

One of California’s best winter playgrounds is Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes. This dreamy destination boasts around 300 days of sunshine a year, so you’re almost guaranteed some clear days on the slopes. The resort has 3,500 inches of snowboarding terrain as well as award-winning parks and tubes, so there’s plenty to keep you entertained. And since the peak is 11,053 feet above sea level, the season runs all the way to July, so there’s no excuse not to visit!

  1. Jackson Hole, Jackson, WY

Jackson Hole in Wyoming offers some of the best snowboarding for experienced riders thanks to its mega steep slopes and crazy off-piste terrain that will get your heart pumping in no time! This resort is home to Corbets Couloir, America’s steepest ski hill, challenging skiers and snowboarders alike. Although Jackson Hole offers some cool areas to learn to snowboard, it is better suited for those who have tried it before!

  1. Mt. Bachelor, OR

Mount Bachelor is a great snowboarding destination for riders of all ages and skill levels due to the amazing variety of areas, decent prices and relatively quiet slopes. Although Mt. Bachelor is not the steepest area in the country, it is definitely a delicious place with pure beauty instead! The resort is surrounded by the breathtaking Deschutes National Forest, and walking around trees is some of the best.

  1. Vail, CO

Perhaps one of the most famous winter areas in the country, Vail, Colorado is a great place for skiers and snowboarders alike, as well as those who simply want to enjoy the alpine air. Not only are the slopes spectacular, but snowboarding parks offer half-pipes, jumps, and jibs, making it one of the best spots for freestylers. I think that’s why the pros flock here every year for the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships!

  1. Whiteface Mountain, NY

Across the country is New York’s Whiteface Mountain , a resort that has hosted the Winter Olympics twice over the years. Far from the hustle and bustle of the city, Whiteface is a pristine resort with everything from smooth slopes to epic pistes, so all snowboarders have something to enjoy. The resort covers over 22 miles with over 80 routes down the mountain. Whiteface Mountain is only five hours away from the Big Apple, so you can easily combine the city and the slopes for a vacation of a lifetime!

  1. Park City Mountain Resort, UT

Park City, Utah is believed to be one of the largest ski resorts in the United States, with over 300 trails as well as 14 bowls and eight parks! This means that all snowboarders (especially beginners and experts) have epic terrain to explore here. The fact that Park City is co-hosting the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard Championships this year also speaks to the incredible level of snowboarding.

  1. Mt. Hood Meadows, OR

Oregan Mount Hood Meadows offers more than 2000 inches and is perfect for beginners and advanced. Lots of pistes and off-piste areas are great for freeriders, while ski schools and easy pistes allow beginners to learn to snowboard. Expert snowboarders may want to test their limits at Heather Canyon or Mount Hood Meadows 18-foot Superpipe , which lights up after dark!

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