There is a range of ski resorts for snowboarders to go tear up in a rage — all day.
Ski Line Limited lists down the best snowboarding spots for all types of snowboarders: pros, am or beginners who want to learn. Among these terrain parks, the list features Les Arcs, Avoriaz, Cervinia, Lech, Mayrhofen, and Meribel. Saas-Fee and St Moritz are two of Switzerland’s finest and classier resorts, while in Utah, Whistler, Vail, and Mammoth cater to snowboarders who prefer to ski on and off piste. At Europe’s popular snowboarding spots – Chamonix, Serre Chevalier, St Anton, Cervinia Tignes, Les Arcs and Verbier – massive slopes and convenient lifts await visitors.
The Perfect Playground
In Kanin, Slovenia, American snowboarder Red Gerard, Slovenian trio Marko Grilc, Tim-Kevin Ravnjak, and Ziga Rakovec, and Austrian shredder Clemens Millauer went wild above the peaks of Soca Valley. After driving for an hour and 45 minutes to reach the top, the crew reached Kanin — a high-altitude ski resort devoid of guests. The five snowboarders made the most of the closed down resort like children in a lolly store.
They made snake runs through the empty cable car station, landed on powder stash with drops off the roof, simulated skateboard tricks with chair lifts and snow-covered pavements, and constructed a giant kicker at the centre of a slope. This is just the perfect playground for snowboarders who know how to make the most of the large spaces.
Is Snowboarding for Anyone?
Snowboarding is for anyone; well, not exactly – not without a good deal of sacrifice and hard work.
A High School senior, Hannah Kelsey, just won the top spots at the USASA Nationals Snowboarding Championship in Copper Mountain Colorado. And she has been competing for barely six years — a sign of dedication and love for the sport.
Beginners and amateurs can shred the slopes like Kelsey as long as they work at it hard enough. There are a number of ski resorts and spots with capable instructors for those who want to ride down mountain sides all day. Indeed, snowboarding can be for anyone — as long as he or she is ‘anyone’ willing to learn.