For winter fun, there's nothing that compares to a snowboarding vacation. While skiing is fun, it's not quite as cool as hitting the slopes on a snowboard. Consider one of these fun-filled snowboarding vacation destinations! So, here goes it, Vacation Rentals.com's Top 10 Snowboarding Vacations:
1. Lake Tahoe, Nevada
This premier ski destination has embraced the newer sport of snowboarding by creating half-pipes and snowboarding parks specifically to satisfy the needs and desires of the boarder. Whether you time your snowboarding vacations to match the competition schedule or just to enjoy snowboarding in the bright sunshine, Lake Tahoe can offer just about everything.
2. Whistler, British Columbia
Home of the 2010 Winter Olympic games, Whistler is considered one of the best sites for snowboarding vacations. Because it is located so close to the Pacific, Whistler is usually covered in fresh powder for the best snowboarding conditions. A new peak-to-peak gondola links Whistler to Blackcomb to greatly increase the snow-filled activities.
3. Tignes, France
If you decide to take a snowboarding vacation in Europe, you should spend at least a few days in Tignes. This area has recently been renovated, but many people haven't caught on yet. The prices are still low and Tignes sports plenty of ridable areas, two funparks, the best half-pipe in France, and fantastic off-piste. Since this is just one of the great snowboarding vacation destinations in the Alps, you could easily hop from one resort to the next for the trip of a lifetime.
4. Big Sky, Montana
Whether you're just learning or you're an expert snowboarder, Big Sky will easily present a challenge. With over 5,000 acres of trails in this area, you can board for days and never hit the same spot twice, unless you find one that turns out to be your favorite.
5. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
With over 2,500 acres of trails, an average snowfall of more than 450 inches and the fact that all slopes are open to snowboarders, Jackson Hole is considered one of the best places for a snowboarding vacation, bar none. You'll easily agree after a ride down the "Big One.".
6. Mammoth Mountain, California
Bring your sunscreen and your sunglasses when you hit the slopes of Mammoth Mountain. Boarders who choose Mammoth Mountain for snowboarding vacations are often surprised by both the bright sunshine and the extremely long ski season. The season at Mammoth Mountain starts in October and runs until June. If you're lucky, you might even get a glimpse of season-pass holder and gold medalist Shaun White.
7. Tremblant, Quebec
Mont Tremblant is about an hour away from Montreal and considered one of Canada's best areas for both snowboarders and skiers. Whether you choose to take a ride on the Sunny Side, the Edge, the North Side or the South Side, you'll soon find that all four faces of this mountain are picture perfect.
8. Breckinridge, Colorado
With 146 different challenging trails, Breckinridge is a favorite snowboarding destination. In addition to the slopes, snowboarders will enjoy spending a day in the envy of other snowboard destinations, Freeway Terrain Park.
9. Les Arcs, France
Close to one of the most snowboarder-friendly resorts in France, Les Arcs has altitudes that range from 850 to 2,000 meters and a 3,250 meter lift. With several different funparks to choose from, this is one snowboarding destination that no one should miss when boarding in the Alps.
10. Niseko, Japan
Believe it or not, Niseko (in Japan) has the distinction of being the second snowiest resort in the world. In addition to all the powder, snowboarders can take advantage of two funparks, a railpark, a pipe, and 12 hours of fun in the snow each day.
Whether you decide to visit a snowboard vacation destination in North America, Europe, or Japan, you'll enjoy your time on the slopes!
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