Best terrain parks in the World

1.  Mammoth Mountain , USA

Snowboard Guide rating 10 out of 10 “ Freestylers have a resort that is well in tune with their needs, whether you're after natural hits or purpose built jumps. In recent years, Mammoth “Unbound” has progressed into more than a dozen conveniently integrated parks giving you freestyle areas at various points ...”

Freeriding

80%

Decent off-piste and trees runs

Freestyle

97%

Over a dozen parks and 2 pipes

Pistes

80%

Imaculate and varied runs

Beginners

80%

Great beginner area and top tuition

2.  Breckenridge , USA

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 “ Freestylers should be completely at home here with a variety of natural and man made features.  This mountain really does give something for everyone with two mini parks and pipes, a small to medium park (Park Lane), new for 08, where you can hit six jumps and four rails/boxes in one run and of ...”

Freeriding

60%

Plenty of trees and good steeps

Freestyle

95%

Top 5 parks in the USA. Small to Big

Pistes

70%

Good range , easy to hard groomed daily

Beginners

65%

Lots of good beginner slopes

3.  Whistler/Blackcomb , Canada

Snowboard Guide rating 10 out of 10 “ Both mountains have pristine terrain parks (Nintendo named and sponsored), with Blackcomb's beauty continually rated no. 1 in Transworld Snowboarding alongside Mammoth, CA (also Whistler-Blackcombowned). The park is split into 3 levels - pay an extra C$20 for unlimited use of the Advanced park ...”

Freeriding

90%

Trees and amazing off-piste

Freestyle

95%

World leader in parks & pipes

Pistes

90%

Huge array of good runs

4.  Bear Mountain , USA

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ Freestylers are in their element as almost every run features a jump or rail. The entire 195 acre Bear mountain has become one big park with up to 150 jumps and 80 jib objects littered around. The halfpipe and superpipe sit alongside each other and are located near the base and Big Mountain ...”

Freeriding

40%

Some trees but little off-piste

Freestyle

90%

198 acre park & 2 halfpipes

Pistes

52%

Short and sweet

5.  June Mountain , USA

Snowboard Guide rating 9 out of 10 “ Freestylers fortunate enough to find themselves at June have at their disposal a world class half pipe in front of June Meadows Chalet and the Boarder Town Snowboard Park located on Gunsmoke off of lift J4. This fantastic board park is out of bounds to bi-plankers, a testament to June’s snowboard ...”

Freeriding

52%

Trees & some off-piste

Freestyle

90%

3 terrain park & halfpipe

Pistes

78%

quiet slopes

6.  Mayrhofen , Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 “ The Burton terrain park is located in the valley and is loaded with some big table-tops and an excellent half-pipe, as well as a separate line for those wanting less air-time The Pro-area served by Sun-jet lift and features some huge table-tops and a number of huge rails and a massive hip at the ...”

Freeriding

80%

Some good spots when conditions allow

Freestyle

90%

Amazing park

Pistes

70%

Loads of piste

Beginners

70%

Better than it once was

7.  Nordpark , Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ For most of the young local boarders the upper chairlift is the only lift they’ll use all day as that’s where the parks located. The Skyline park has a huge superpipe, a massive quaterpipe and two pretty big kickers and is usually impeccably maintained. The German Olympic team held ...”

Freeriding

60%

just the first day after snowfall

Freestyle

90%

Superpipe, superquaterpipe...

Pistes

50%

one very long piste.

8.  Snowpark , New Zealand

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 “ This place is packed with features, and is perfect for the pro as much as the novice taking their first steps into the park. Most of the major features are dug out of the landscape, so they should be open all season.  The Super Pipe is designed to full World Cup spec, and theres another ...”

Freeriding

5%

Forget it

Freestyle

90%

2 pipes and huge park

Pistes

5%

Not what its about

Beginners

60%

Not for first turns but first air

9.  Livigno , Italy

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 “ For the freestyling park monkey, Livigno should already be on your radar. The Burton European Freestyle Open competitions have been held here in the past, and as a result the parks are awesome. There is an expert park on the Mottolino, with monster-sized cheese wedges, and on a good day up to 25 ...”

Freeriding

70%

Some sweet off-piste but illegal

Freestyle

90%

Very good terrain parks

Pistes

70%

Wide crusing runs, good for intermediate

10.  Laax , Switzerland

Snowboard Guide rating 9 out of 10 “ FREESTYLERS are coaxed here with an excellent park and pipe situated on the Crap Sogn Gion. The 140m earth shaped monsterpipe is usually impeccable but locals do moan a little that things aren’t as well kept as they should be. Superpipe at the Crap Sogn Gion Photo: Steve, ...”

Freeriding

80%

Trees & some good off-piste

Freestyle

85%

2 terrain parks & huge halfpipe

Pistes

80%

Great condition & variety

11.  Big White , Canada

Snowboard Guide rating 9 out of 10 “ FREESTYLERS have one of the best parks anywhere. Flynn Seddon has designed a fantastic park which is permanently managed and repaired by a dedicated team. All the rails and hits are clearly graded allowing for the perfect progression form hopping of small hits all the way through to flying off ...”

Freeriding

80%

Trees and good backcountry

Freestyle

85%

Impressive parks & pipes

Pistes

80%

Well prepared slopes

12.  Kaunertal , Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 “ This place has one of the best terrain parks in Europe, and it’s the mortals as well as the pro’s who get treated royally. Alex Fischer designs the park and it features rails, kickers and now 2 halfpipes. Serviced by the Norderjoch-1 t-bar, the top section features a number of advanced ...”

Freeriding

80%

Some good off-piste opportunities

Freestyle

85%

Maybe Austrias best park & good natural

Pistes

50%

Not vast

13.  Avoriaz , France

Snowboard Guide rating 9 out of 10 “ Freestylers flock here for the natural hits and big air opportunities. And it's easy to see why. With 5 parks, including the half-pipe, Avoriaz is switched on for freestyle.The most popular spot is the Chapelle park. It's located at the top of the Procluo lift, and is service by a dedicated drag. ...”

Freeriding

80%

Tree runs & some good off-piste

Freestyle

85%

Excellent Parks & half-pipe

Pistes

80%

Plenty of good slopes

14.  Flachauwinkl - Kleinarl , Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ This is the main reason for coming here. The 1.5km long AbsolutePark is a gem. The run starts with 2 meaty kickers and splits round the corner into two lines. The upper line features a number of rails and the lower a combination of kickers and rails depending on conditions. At the top of the ...”

Freeriding

65%

Some decent areas to hunt out

Freestyle

85%

The main draw. 3 parks + pipe

Pistes

50%

Not extensive but no flat bits

15.  Ishiuchi Maruyama , Japan

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ This is an excellent resort for freestylers of all abilities. The 2 halfpipes are situated either side of the wide Ginza Course piste. The intermediate pipe is located directly under the Chuo No.2 chairlift but the Japanese are far too well natured to mock you if you wipe out. The pipe is 120m ...”

Freeriding

40%

Very little on offer

Freestyle

80%

4 Parks & 2 good halfpipes

Pistes

75%

Long & good variety

16.  Niseko United , Japan

Snowboard Guide rating 9 out of 10 “ Freestylers are well catered for with 2 halfpipes and 4 terrain parks. The terrain parks range from pro to beginner and are well made and maintained with a good variety of hits and rails. The main park & pipe is in the Stomping Ground in Hirafu and accessed by the Hanazono lift. It starts ...”

Freeriding

85%

Good backcountry and lots of pow

Freestyle

80%

Selection of terrain parks

Pistes

75%

Lots of options

17.  Les Deux Alpes , France

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ Freestylers can pipe and park ride all year round. Winter sees the park located at the Toura area with an immaculate 120m earth-shaped halfpipe, loads of jumps and rails and two boardercross runs. The main boardercross sites underneath the lifts that run up from the restaurant. Its very ...”

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

18.  Northstar , USA

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ Freestyle riders may well find themselves in heaven when riding at Northstar. The resorts six terrain parks and two halfpipes recently got voted 7th best in North America by Transworld Snowboarding Magazine. The main park is found on the Pinball trail and plays host to a huge selection of ...”

Freeriding

60%

Lots of trees but no open faces

Freestyle

80%

Great pipe & parks

Pistes

60%

Some good if easy runs

19.  Winter Park , USA

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 “ Freestylers are presented with three fun-parks. The Rail yard is the big one designed for the advnaced rider. Conditions depending it has 25 rails, 16 jumps and a super-pipe organised into various lines. The Jack Kendrick park is set-up for more intermediate riders it has a number of rails and ...”

Freeriding

50%

A few okay areas

Freestyle

80%

Parks for all and good pipe

Pistes

60%

Lots of moguled slopes

20.  Davos , Switzerland

Snowboard Guide rating 10 out of 10 “ Freestylers also get delicious feeding. Jakobshorn has a park with kickers/tables/superpipe/rails at the top of Jutz chair and T-bar. The park has 2 kicker lines. The medium kicker line features 2 smaller jumps followed by 2 larger ones, and the difficult line has a medium kickers followed by a ...”

Freeriding

90%

Trees and excellent off-piste

Freestyle

80%

Good pipes and parks

Pistes

85%

Huge and varied run selection