Ski Resorts for Snowboarders

You can see the colour drain from a snowboarder’s face with just a couple of well-chosen words, “flat area” and “drag lift!” Both are bad news for snowboarders. Watch their face light up with words like “Powder stash” and “between the trees”. Choosing the right resort for your boarding holiday is vital if you want a great week in the mountains. Read more ...

For some snowboarders their sport is all about being off piste, or for others it’s about going between the piste and on the piste too. Other boarders head from terrain parks in search of jumps and pipes and rails.

Either way our list of suggested resorts for boarders should have all the obvious resorts covered.

Ski resorts for snowboardersBest resorts for terrain parks include Les Arcs, Avoriaz, Cervinia, Lech, Mayrhofen and Meribel. In Switzerland the resorts of Saas Fee and St Moritz should have you buzzing.

For boarders who like to ski on and off piste, top of the “To board list” should be Whistler, Vail, Mammoth and some of the resorts in Utah are fantastic if you are planning a transatlantic snowboarding holiday to North America.

In Europe the big favourites are Chamonix, Serre Chevalier, St Anton, Cervinia Tignes, Les Arcs and Verbier are an idea choice.

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France

Val dIsere

Val d'Isere, France, Fireworks

Val d’Isere is one of France's most popular ski resorts. It’s a huge linked ski area called...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 5

Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

France

Tignes

The ski resort of Tignes is linked to Val d’Isere in an area known as the Espace...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Italy

Sauze d'Oulx

Sauze d’Oulx is one of the villages in the extensive Italian Milky Way ski area which covers...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Austria

St Anton

St Anton is probably the most popular ski resort in Austria and it’s easy to see why....

Ratings

Snowboarder: 5

Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

France

Mottaret

Meribel Mottaret is a satellite village to Meribel and is located about 3 to 4 km further...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

France

Avoriaz

Avoriaz Ski Resort France 1

The ski resort of Avoriaz is located in the centre of the Portes Du Soleil ski circuit...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

France

Val Thorens

Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe and in the most popular ski area of...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Austria

Ischgl

The ski resort of Ischgl had been one of Austria’s best keep secrets from the UK ski...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

France

St-Martin-de-Belleville

If you are looking for a great traditional mountain village but also want a big linked ski...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Austria

Kaprun

Snowboarding Resort - Kuprin Ski Resort

The ski resort of Kaprun is situated at the bottom of the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier so you will...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Austria

Mayrhofen

The ski resort of Mayrhofen has long since been a popular ski resort. It is quite a...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 5

Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

France

Brides les Bains

Brides les Bains Ski Resort France 1

Brides Les Bains will appeal to those looking to ski on a budget in the famous Three...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

United States

Vail

Ski Resort in USA

Vail is one of the largest ski resorts in the United States of America. The slopes are...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Austria

St Christoph

Eight kilometres up the road from St Anton, the pretty village of St Christoph is no more...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

United States

Breckenridge

The ski resort of Breckenridge at 2925m is one of the highest ski resorts in Colorado USA....

Ratings

Snowboarder: 5

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Canada

Whistler

Whistler is a must ski resort in Western Canada, its located about 70 miles from Vancouver on...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

United States

Aspen

Although Aspen was first discovered back in 1892 as a Silver mining town, the skiing only really...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

United States

Beaver Creek

The ski resort of Beaver Creek is located 16km from Vail and is quite simply as upmarket...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

United States

Mammoth

Situated in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, around 6 hours drive from Los Angeles you will find...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 5

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

France

Les Menuires

One of our clients once described Les Menuires as being a bit like Croydon in the snow....

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Italy

Champoluc

Is situated in the top of the most western valley of three in the Monterosa Ski Area...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Austria

Lech

Ritzy and glitzy Lech is popular with the wealthy from across Europe and particularly from Germany but...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Andorra

Soldeu

Soldeu Ski Resort Andorra Ski Holidays

Soldeu is one of Andorra’s most popular ski resorts and shares its ski area with Pas de...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 1

Andorra

El Tarter

El Tarter Ski Resort Andorra

Located a few miles along from Soldeu, the ski resort of El Tarter is ideally situated for...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 1

France

Meribel Village

Meribel village is not to be confused with Meribel centre, but for some that’s a good thing!...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

France

Les Gets

The ski resort of Les Gets is located within the massive Portes du Soleil ski circuit which...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

France

La Tania

The ski resort of La Tania is located at 1450m the same height as Meribel which is...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

France

Morzine

The ski resort of Morzine is very popular with the British skiers and snow boarders. Its location,...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Switzerland

Zermatt

Zermatt is a ‘must ski’ resort for advanced skiers and intermediate and is one of Switzerland’s most...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

France

Morillon

Morillon is the ideal resort for families and is one of the 5 resorts which makes up...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

France

Les Deux-Alpes

Les Deux Alpes Ski Resort France

Les Deux Alpes is very popular, particularly so with those for whom night lift is important. It’s...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Switzerland

Verbier

Verbier for many, is the first choice when skiing in Switzerland and for some no other resort...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 5

France

Meribel

Meribel Ski Resort France

The Uk’s favourite French ski resort is Meribel which lies in the very centre of the biggest...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

France

Les Carroz

The traditional village of Les Carroz has a pleasant ‘lived-in’ feel and animated atmosphere. Les Carroz has...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

France

Les Contamines

You could use a Mont Blanc lift pass in this region, which also covers Chamonix and Megeve,...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Austria

Westendorf

The ski resort of Westendof is a pretty village in the Brixen Valley. Situted 15km from Kitzbuhel...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Austria

Zell am See

Zell am See is a traditional Austrian mountain village but set on a lake which adds to...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 3

Bulgaria

Bansko

Bansko ski resort has progressed in recent years to become Bulgaria’s largest and most modern ski resort....

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Bulgaria

Borovets

Bulgaria’s biggest and most modern ski resort, the cheap and cheerful ski resort of Borovets lies at...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Austria

Hochgurgl

The ski resort of Hochgurgl is situated just above Untergurgl and Obergurgl. This village is tucked away...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Finland

Yllas

Pronounced `U-las`, this is the largest downhill and cross-country ski centre in Finland with the greatest uplift...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

France

Reberty 2000

Reberty 2000 is a small satellite ski village located at 2000m just above Les Menuires and just...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Switzerland

St Moritz

St Moritz, who hasn’t heard of this ski resort? This world famous resorts lies at 1750m in...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Italy

Livigno

Most of the slopes are above tree level and the views from the mountain tops are stunning....

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 1

Austria

Kitzbuhel

Kitzbuhel is a big name in the world of ski, thanks mainly to the famous Hahnenkamm downhill...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Austria

Obertauern

The ski resort of Obertauern is Austria’s only purpose built resort. The high altitude offers great snow...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Andorra

Pas de la Casa

Pas de la Casa Ski Resort Andorra Ski Holidays

Pas de la Casa is Andorra’s most lively ski resort and sits right on the boarder of...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Switzerland

Saas Fee

The attractive Swiss glacial ski resort of Saas Fee is located at 1800m with a ski range...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 2

Austria

Zurs

Zürs is one of the best loved winter sports resorts in the world. Boasting a vast high...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

France

Serre-Chevalier

Serre Chevalier’s slopes are nearly 60% covered by woods and forestry making it one of the best...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Italy

Arabba

The Italian ski resort of Arabba is located in the Dolomites mountain range within the Sella Ronda...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Switzerland

Nendaz

Nendaz is a friendly and relaxed village with amazing views overlooking the Rhone valley. Together with Verbier,...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 5

France

Valmorel

Valmorel was built from scratch in the 1970s but unlike some other purpose built resorts in France...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Austria

Hinterglemm & Fieberbrunn

The three ski resort of Hinterglemm, Fieberbrunn and Saalbach have at last installed the new lift that...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Switzerland

Davos

Davos is set in a high, broad, flat bottomed valley with lifts and slopes on either side....

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Austria

Filzmoos

The small ski resort of Filzmoos lies in Austria’s Sportwelt Amade ski area. It sits at 1055m...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 3

Switzerland

Grindelwald

Grinlewald’s setting in the shade of the North face of the Eiger, is one of the most...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Italy

Ortisei

Ortisei is an attractive market town near to Selva which it is connected to via bus. There...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 3

Austria

Solden

The ski resort of Solden, in Austria, is known as the golden gate to the glacier. This...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

France

Montgenevre

Montgenevre is located at 1850m just on the French side of the Italian/French boarder and is linked...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Italy

Bardonecchia

The Italian ski resort of Bardonecchia is located close to the Frejus road and rail tunnel, It’s...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 2

Slovenia

Kranjska Gora

Slovenia’s most well known and main ski resort Kranjska Gora is set in beautiful surroundings within the...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Italy

La Villa (Sella Ronda)

La Villa is located at the foot of the Gardenazza and the Piz La Ila plateau with...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Austria

Saalbach

The ski resort of Sallbach is a traditional Austrian village with beautiful views. The village centre compact...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Austria

Kirchberg

The ski resort of Kirchberg is a lively village in the Austrian Alps. You can get to...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Switzerland

Murren

The tiny ski resort of Mürren in Switzerland is located in a spectacular spot, high on a...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 4

France

Les Arcs

Les Arcs forms part of the Paradiski area linked with La Plagne. 70% of Paradiski's pistes are...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

France

Chamrousse

Home to the 1968 Olympic Men and Women's downhills, Chamrousse is a resort that is just waiting...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 2

Austria

Scheffau

Scheffau is known as one of the most attractive little ski resorts within the Ski Welt villages....

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

France

Superdevoluy

The uncrowded resort of Superdévoluy, in the southern French Alps, has been a popular addition to our...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 2

Advanced: 2

Austria

Zell am Ziller

Zell am Ziller ski resort in Austria

Zell am Ziller is a small, pretty picturesque town in the heart of the Zillertal Valley arena...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 3

Italy

Corvara

Corvara is well positioned with village lifts heading off to Selva, Arabba and San Cassiano – almost...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Canada

Jasper

Jasper Ski Resort, Canada

In the heart of unspoiled National Park, the marmot Basin ski area has uncrowded slopes, majestic alpine...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Italy

Passo Tonale

Passo Tonale is one of Italys highest now sure resorts which is a great place for beginners...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

United States

Jackson Hole

Situated in the Teton Mountains of Wyoming, Jackson Hole has the deserved reputation of being an absolute...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 5

Canada

Kimberley

Kimberley also offers night skiing, snowshoeing, hockey, curling, ice-skating, and snowmobiling, as well ...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

France

Isola 2000

Isola 2000 is our most southern of all French ski resorts, so far south in fact its...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

France

Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d'Huez Ski Resort France 1

The ski resort of Alpe d’Huez is very popular with the British ski market. It’s a high...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

United States

Park City

This delightful resort is just a 45min transfer from Salt Lake City and offers a fantastic restored...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

United States

Heavenly

As the name suggests this Californian ski resort certainly lives up to expectations, the views from the...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

United States

Copper Mountain

Consistently voted one of the best ski areas in Colorado, and now with the new Intrawest-developed “Village...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 5

Canada

Kicking Horse

Kicking Horse is the perfect choice for experts, the gondola is long and connects up to two...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 4

United States

Steamboat

Steamboat in the Yampa Valley has recently been taken over by ‘Intrawest’ (who own both Whistler and...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Canada

Big White

Big White’s Main Street is actually a ski run, where guests can ski to their doorstep or...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

United States

Killington

Situated on Americas East Coast, Killington is the largest ski resort in this region boasting seven peaks...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

United States

Telluride

Experience a real taste of the old west in this historic mining town where Butch Cassidy once...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 4

Italy

Cervinia

Cervinia sits on the Italian side of the iconic Matterhorn Mountain in the Aosta Valley and is...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 3

France

Courchevel

Courchevel Ski Resort 1

The ski area of Courchevel is made up of four separate villages. We have chalets, hotels and...

Ratings

Snowboarder: 4

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5