Europe has an incredible amount of fun to offer the globe trekker: diverse culture, food, entertainment, and sights – but most importantly, the fluffy, white snow that descends on many of their Alps and mountainous regions. Let’s check out our top picks of 5 places for snowbording in Europe, the well-known resorts as well as hidden gems!
1. Avoriaz, France
There is something here for every level of snowboarder at this French Alpine resort. Plenty parks ranging from wooden features, forest routes, pro lines, and even two kids’ parks. Enjoy your first turns in the park called “Chapelle”, or head over to Stash park for more complexity and difficulty. Don’t miss out on the Rock On Ultimate Snowboarding Tour that takes place in December.
2. Laax, Switzerland
You surely can’t leave out Switzerland when looking for an ultimate snowboarding alpine holiday. The resort gives you 29 lifts that access 235km (136 miles) of pistes made of 29% blue, 32% red and 39% black grades. There are 4 parks that have rails, boxes, kickers and halfpipes as well as an indoor facility.
3. St Anton, Austria
Also known as Sankt Anton am Arlberg, this is where you’re bound to have tons of fun. Although it doesn’t give off a snowboarding atmosphere, it has plenty to offer snowboarders looking for off-piste action, free riding, and a good park. Climb on the Valluga lift to experience unforgettable views and technically challenging rides.
4. Vogel, Slovenia
Snowboarders on a budget will flock to this resort situated in the Triglav National Park. Vogel offers good prices and untouched terrain ready to be conquered. The cable car has a capacity of 950 people per hour, the pistes deliver awesome powder, and the beautiful Lake Bohnji is a stone’s throw away.
5. Livigno, Italy
High up in the Italian Alps, there are many reasons why you should book a snowboarding trip here ASAP. Conditions are optimal from December to April. Staff and help desks are informative, and buses take you right to the lifts. When you ascend Carosello 3000, you’ll be greeted by a fantastic panoramic of the picturesque, snow covered town of Livigno.
Take out your boots, boards, and bindings, and get ready for an absolutely epic season of snowboarding! Where will you be snowboarding in Europe this season? Leave a comment below!