Top 5 places in the world to snowboard
Pristine white snow, picturesque scenery, powdery slopes, long rides and great nightlife- do these words automatically transport you to a resort? Did they get your adrenaline running and make you wish that you had your snow boots on and snowboard in hand? If you absolutely love snowboarding, you shouldn’t miss out on the action in the top 5 places in the world to snowboard.
Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada
This popular ski resort has consistently been voted the “Best North American Ski Resort”. Whistler is home to 8000 acres of snowy terrain, half pipes and tube park. It has approximately one and a half million visitors each year. . It has numerous cafes and stores. You will find restaurants serving different cuisines such as French, Greek, Italian, Mexican, Thai, Chinese and Mediterranean. One more reason to visit the place this year is that it hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics.
This quaint little town is known for the World Cup downhill ski races held annually at Hahnenkamm. Snowboarders of all levels of expertise can have their share of fun at the Kitzbühel Horn which has two half pipes, a quarter pipe and a sprint slalom course. It has a lively nightlife with cocktail bars, pubs and nightclubs.
The scenic beauty of Zermatt takes the whole experience of snowboarding to an entirely different plane. It has consistent snowfalls, wonderful powder bowls, off pistes and an expansive backcountry.
Lake Tahoe, California, United States
If your definition of bliss comprises of solitude, your wide snowboards and an extensive snowy terrain to explore, then you should be at Lake Tahoe. Powdery slopes, lifts, drops, steep chutes and bowls, you will find them all here.
Banff, Alberta, Western Canada
The beautiful scenery and the heavy snowfall characterize the three resorts of Banff, namely Lake Loius, Sunshine Village and Mystic Ridge. The harsh climates, with the temperature at times dropping to minus 50 degree centigrade, makes the experience that much more adventurous.
So if you want to have a wonderful time, grab your Splice goggles, snowboard, snowboarding helmet and clothing, and set forth on your next free-riding adventure.