The Best Snowboarding Destinations in the World

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Snowboarding is a sport for all ages and skill levels, so we’ve gathered the best destinations for both professional snowboarders and those just starting out.

Kartalkaya, Black Sea Region, Turkey

Kartalkaya has consistent snow cover from December to March.

Although previously a lesser-known destination, this resort nestled among the pine trees is becoming a hub for snowboarding enthusiasts. This change is due in part to the variety of slopes, with over 20 kilometers of runs and snowboarding facilities for all levels.

Ideal season to visit: Consistent snow from December to March.
Warm up after a long day at: Villa Neva Hotel

Yuzawa, Niigata, Japan
The ski lift at Yuzawa resort, Niigata.

Yuzawa, Japan is often referred to as “yukiguni” or “snow country.” As the most convenient winter sports destination for Tokyo residents, the Yuzawa ski resort attracts both local and international visitors of all skill levels. The town itself is not developed for tourism, so visitors can experience the close-knit snowboarding community.

Ideal season to visit: Snow season from mid-December to early May.
Warm up after a long day at: Takahan

Mount Buller, Victoria, Australia
Slopes at Mount Buller.

Mount Buller is the closest resort to Melbourne for winter sports, with mixed terrain providing a suitable playground for snowboarders of all levels. Beginner classes are held throughout theweek. Additionally, the 840-hectare ski area offers a variety of runs that snowboarders dream of.

Ideal season to visit: Snow season from late July to late August.
Warm up after a long day at: Hotel Pension Grimus

Laax, Graubünden, Switzerland
In Laax, snow is almost never in short supply.

Laax is one of the most reliable snowboarding areas in the world, with numerous slopes at heights ranging from 2,000 to 3,000 meters. Snow is nearly always present, and the ski resorts around the Swiss town welcome snowboarders of all skill levels with green, red, and black runs mixed in among 224 kilometers of slopes and four snow parks.

Ideal season to visit: Snow season from mid-December to mid-April.
Warm up after a long day at: Posta Veglia

Myoko, Niigata, Japan
After a long day of runs, relax in a hot spring at Myoko.

Myoko’s slopes and resorts are rated as some of the best snowboarding destinations in Asia by experts and amateurs alike. During peak season (usually the last two weeks of January), Myoko’s snow walls can reach over three meters high, with an average snow depth of four meters throughout the snow season. There are plenty of facilities for both beginner and professional snowboarders, and nearby hot springs are the perfect place to relax after a day of activity.

Ideal season to visit: Snowseason from mid-December to early April.
Warm up after a long day at: Akakura Wakui Hotel

Les Menuires, Rhône-Alpes, France
A true paradise for seasoned snowboarders.

In recent years, Les Menuires has developed into a true paradise for seasoned snowboarders in the French Alps. Visitor-favorite green runs can be found on Boulevard Cumin and Pluviometre, but the natural beauty surrounding Les Menuires is enough to make many snowboarders overlook the lifts and enjoy the stunning scenery.

Ideal season to visit: February is peak season in Les Menuires.
Warm up after a long day at: Chalet Hotel Kaya

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