If you are into snowboarding, then you’re in luck, as there are so many trails across the globe. Each of these, whether it is in Europe or in North America, throws a whole new set of challenges to snowboarders who go down them.
Of course, a trip to any winter resort is not only about going down a slope, since there are other things to do while up on the mountain. All the trails we list here have a developed hotel industry and you can have fun even off-track.
Anyway, here is a list of best show trails located all over the world that will allow you to showcase all your skill with the board.
Chamonix in France
Located under Mont Blanc, Europe’s most iconic mountain chain, sits the resort of Chamonix. Its slopes are not for the faint of heart, as backbreaking (not literally, of course) slopes sit just meters from the ski elevator.
This place is primarily a destination for mountaineers but over the years passionate snowboarders looking for a rush of adrenaline have slowly been discovering it. Basically, if you fancy free-riding, then the slopes of Chamonix are ideal for you, as they wind through a picturesque landscape of Southeast France.
In case you are worried about safety, there are guides that you can rent who know all the dangers that lurk in the fresh snow.
Breckenridge in the United States
The next destination on our list is located in Colorado, USA. It is foremost a huge park that stretches for 25 acres of mountain terrain. The nature is ideal for winter sports, so it is no wonder that NOC hold its Winter Olympics qualifies here.
There is even a snowboarding training camp called Woodward in the vicinity. This all implies that the destination has a built-up network of facilities for winter sports. Furthermore, the whole mountain is part of the Rockies and it is in Colorado, a US state with a long tradition of snowboarding.
This is mainly because of the snow which is light in composition which makes it “fluffy” enough to support the weight of the snowboarder and to give him momentum.
Niseko in Japan
If snowboarding is your passion, then you have probably heard of Niseko, Japan’s most popular ski resort. Located in Hokkaido, it is one destination on this list that rarely has problems with the amount of show.
It shows on average 14 meters per year in the country, so artificial show is not a word a Japanese hardcore snowboarder will understand.
In fact, it can sometimes snow so heavily, that by the time you reach the bottom of the mountain, you won’t be able to go back up because the track is covered by deep show. Finally, in Japan ski resorts boast themselves with a unique kind of hospitality that you will not find on any other mountain in the world. Be sure to try the traditional sake drink that will keep you warm up after a full day out in the show and cold air.
Treble Cone in New Zealand
If some of you were surprised to find the island nation of Japan on the list, seeing the name of New Zealand must come as even a bigger surprise. Aren’t those the islands located next to Australia, one of the driest places on Earth?
The answer is affirmative, but New Zealand has a whole different side to its tropic landscape. In the middle of the island snowcapped mountains offer the joy of snowboarding in the middle of August, so NZ is a really summer destination (for winter sports).
If you thought that was wacky, wait ‘till you find out that the ski resort of Treble Cone is just a half an hour drive from the nearest town, so you can be airport-to-mountain in less than an hour.
Whistler Blackcomb in Canada
Finally, a country which is at the epicenter of winter sports. Canadians have won 73 gold medals at modern Winter Olympics so far, so you know this nation loves winter sports, from ice hockey to snowboarding.
That is why they don’t lack excellent winter resorts so you will not go wrong with any of the numerous Canadian mountains. However, every snowboarder knows where this sport is popular in Canada, and that is Whistler.
This resorts is situated just a two-hours drive from Vancouver and features a number of excellent trails for snowboarders of all levels, from pros to rookies. Essentially, this destination has it all: excellent powdery white show, marked tracks, stunning views, and a developed hotel industry.
You will lack nothing as you go down trails which begin at 3000 meters up in the mountains.
Being skilled at snowboarding is good enough if you want to be the best in your town. However, in order to truly develop, even as an amateur snowboarder, you need to travel far and wide to find the ultimate track to showcase your skills.