Best resorts for glacier summer riding

It may be summer, but don't put away your snowboard just yet. Read our summer guide and take a look at the resorts below for the best in summer shredding

1.  Les Deux Alpes , France

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ Decent all-year, all-style resort, with some great carving terrain and good off-piste, but the place can be hellishly busy at weekends and over ...”

Freeriding

68%

Few trees, some good off-piste

Freestyle

80%

Park & half-pipe

Pistes

70%

Wide motorway pistes

Beginners

60%

Lots of paths and flat bits

2.  Zermatt , Switzerland

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 “ Zermatt is an extremely good resort with some excellent freering terrain set in an incredible location. Nightlife is decent but you need to bring yours and someone elses wallet with ...”

Freeriding

85%

Some trees and good off-piste

Freestyle

65%

All year terrain parks and good natural

Pistes

60%

Lots of cat tracks

3.  Mount Hood Meadows , USA

Snowboard Guide rating 10 out of 10 “ Full-on freerider's resort offering great, open and tree-lined terrain with crowd-free slopes suited to novices. Good but very basic local ...”

Freeriding

75%

A few tree runs & good off-piste

Freestyle

76%

Terrain parks & halfpipe

Pistes

75%

good mix, but short advanced runs

Beginners

75%

Easy slopes and good school

4.  Saas Fee , Switzerland

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ Sass-Fee is a great summer snowboard destination, but because of it's extremely high altitude it can be sketchy in winter. Local services are great with a really good vibe in the ...”

Freeriding

70%

Good but be vary of the cravasses

Freestyle

70%

A good park and pipe

Pistes

70%

Lot's of options

5.  Whistler/Blackcomb , Canada

Snowboard Guide rating 10 out of 10 “ Major riding for all styles and all levels, especially backcountry and amazing park and pipes.But take note: lift queues can be very long, especially at Easter and Christmas. Avoid major holidays if an option and Sundays are quieter than Saturdays, especially on Blackcomb. Great summer riding on ...”

Freeriding

90%

Trees and amazing off-piste

Freestyle

95%

World leader in parks & pipes

Pistes

90%

Huge array of good runs

6.  Hintertux , Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ Great open pistes and a good summer ...”

Freeriding

60%

No trees but fair bit of off-piste

Freestyle

65%

A park & a half-pipe

Pistes

75%

Huge motorway pistes

7.  Tignes , France

Snowboard Guide rating 9 out of 10 “ Snow sure, true boarders' moonscape Great all-round resort with something for everyone, no matter what your ability. However, watch out some for long lift queues and crowds during school holidays and ...”

Freeriding

80%

No tree runs but huge off-piste

Freestyle

70%

All year parks & halfpipe

Pistes

76%

Open motorway cruisers

8.  Stryn , Norway

Snowboard Guide rating 4 out of 10 “ Okay summer ...”

Freeriding

25%

Nothing pulse-racing

Freestyle

48%

Various kickers & rails

Pistes

30%

Short pistes