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The Travel Channel brings us a look at their Top 5 places to go snowboarding. What do you think of this list? 

“One of the best things about being a professional snowboarder is being able to combine 2 of my passions: traveling and snowboarding. Whether it is for a competition or through the contacts I have made on my snowboarding journey, I am able to check out new ski and snowboard destinations, revisit old favorites and also cherish coming home to one of the best ski and snowboard destinations in the world, Breckenridge, CO.” – Leslie Glenn  writing for The Travel Channel

Breckenridge, Colorado 

It is not by coincidence that many elite ski and snowboard athletes call Breckenridge, CO home. On any day you can share the slopes with X Games competitors, Dew Tour athletes, Olympians, up-and-coming rookies and legends who all come to ride the challenging mountain terrain, Olympic caliber 22 foot half-pipe, and the 5 progressively sized terrain parks. The 2 half-pipes and 5 parks are impeccably groomed every day and offer a variety of rails, boxes and jumps to keep riders of all levels busy all day. Peaks 7, 8 and 9 all offer lots of groomed runs for the less experienced while those looking for a steeper pitch, open bowls and challenging runs should check out the upper lifts on Peak 8 or the glades on Peak 10. Keep Reading…

Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada

Whistler Blackcomb is enormous and set in breathtaking northwestern beauty. I remember being in complete awe the first time I arrived in Vancouver and made the drive up into the mountains, passing by areas where the ocean meets craggy mountains and into forests of towering Pacific Northwest trees. 8,171 skiable acres, over 200 trails, 37 lifts, 5,000-ft plus vertical drop and 3 glaciers are just a few of Whistler Blackcomb’s stats. There is something for everyone, including groomed runs for the novice riders and open bowls, powder, cliffs and unparalleled tree runs for the more adventurous. Keep Reading…

Hokkaido, Japan

Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido may not be on the average snow enthusiast’s radar as a top destination, but is known by insiders as a powder haven with an unforgettable experience. Japanese Olympic snowboarder and good friend, Soko Yamaoko, calls Hokkaido the a best place in the world to ride powder because fresh snow falls constantly, creating amazing powder pillows and unique snow features, which turn the mountain into a true snowboard playground. The most well-known resort on the island is Niseko United, where 4 resorts allow guests to access all of their terrains on one lift pass.

Lake Tahoe, California

There is nothing like standing at the top of the mountain, picking out your line with a view of the pristine Lake Tahoe in the background. In Tahoe there is much more than the lake and the view, though. You can choose between 7 major resorts in the area, excellent backcountry riding, clear cloudless days and expect tons of snow all winter long. Head to Squaw Valley or Kirkwood for epic powder turns, cliffs and steeps. If you are looking for more intermediate terrain and park riding, try Heavenly or Northstar. Keep Reading…

Wanaka, New Zealand

Snowboarding in New Zealand is unique because the resorts are open snowfields, appearing before you as an endless ocean of white snow with no trees in sight! Riders can choose a way down the mountain without the constraints of established trails. Cardrona, Treble Cone and Snow Park NZ are the main resorts accessible from the town of Wanaka. Keep Reading…


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