Best places to snowboard in Eastern Europe

We think these are the best 10 places overall to visit in Eastern Europe.

1.  Bansko , Bulgaria

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ Bulgaria's new booming ...”

Freeriding

60%

Open trees & some good off-piste

Freestyle

70%

Good park & halfpipe

Pistes

65%

Some flats low down but well-pisted

Beginners

50%

Some good blue runs and long Ski Road

2.  Vogel , Slovenia

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ Great unkown resort for a few ...”

Freeriding

75%

Varied

Freestyle

50%

Ok if your a nutter

Pistes

60%

Good long Pistes

3.  Jasna , Slovakia

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ Heavy investment in the lift system and on the slope facilities have seen Jasná rise to be one of the best resorts in Central Europe over the past few ...”

Freeriding

65%

Just take the time to find the chutes

Freestyle

55%

Small park, good natural terrain

Pistes

50%

Limited but varying

4.  Krasnaya Polyana , Russia

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ The most comfortable Russian resort, located just 45 km from the Black Sea. The beginners will like the long and easy runs through the picturesque forests and advanced riders will find some good heliboarding and off-piste opportunities. The climate is great, because the sea is nearby, however, it ...”

Freeriding

73%

You'll need to hike or heli for the best

Freestyle

30%

Nothing laid on

Pistes

60%

Wide but not testing

5.  Kamchatka , Russia

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ Kamchatka is a peninsula at the Far East of Russia close to Alaska. Apart from volcanoes and geysers the region is famous for great heliriding opportunities. Advanced riders from all over the world come to Kamchatka during December - March to experience the untouched ...”

Freeriding

85%

Amazing experience

Freestyle

40%

Just natural

Pistes

10%

none

6.  Zakopane , Poland

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ Cheap with a pioneering feel. Kasprowy Wierch easily the standout ...”

Freeriding

60%

Big open bowls in Kasprowy

Freestyle

20%

Expect nothing laid on

Pistes

48%

Well maintained but not testing

7.  Kasprowy Wierch , Poland

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ Easily the best area in Zakopane and the only one the resembles a decent sized resort. Cable-car very busy so book in advance or get up ...”

Freeriding

60%

Best area, Some good bowls

Freestyle

20%

Nothing but some natural

Pistes

40%

Longest slopes in area

8.  Elbrus and Cheget , Russia

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ Freerider's dream: lots of perfect and unexplored off-piste terrain. The only letdown is the long lift queues and badly maintained runs, but you won't notice if there's lots of ...”

Freeriding

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Freestyle

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Pistes

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9.  Sheregesh , Russia

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 “ Because of the earliest powder in Russia (starting from November) and dry climate, Sheregesh is among the best in Russia for advanced freeriders or for powder fans. Others will be ruled out by the poor, overpriced service and remote location of the ...”

Freeriding

65%

One of the best in russua

Freestyle

40%

Nothin laid on

Pistes

40%

Not vast

10.  Volen and Stepanovo , Russia

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 “ Overall, a good place for beginners and those, who want a city-break from Moscow or to try out the new equipment before going to the ...”

Freeriding

40%

Forget it

Freestyle

60%

Usually has a park or two

Pistes

40%

too short