Most expensive places to go snowboarding

Here's the top 20 resorts with the most expensive lift passes.

1.  Silverton Mountain , USA

Snowboard Guide rating 0 out of 10 “ Steep, lots of snow, you can hire the entire ...”

Freeriding

0%

Freestyle

0%

Pistes

0%

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £36-94 Day,

2.  Perisher , Australia

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 “ Good ...”

Freeriding

74%

Trees and good off-piste

Freestyle

70%

4 terrain parks & 2 pipes

Pistes

68%

Masses of trails

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £77-79 Day, £235-414 Week

3.  Thredbo Alpine Village , Australia

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 “ One of the best overall resorts in ...”

Freeriding

60%

Trees and some off-piste

Freestyle

70%

A terrain parks & 2 pipes

Pistes

68%

Some good long trails

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £77 Day, £310-352 Week

4.  Falls Creek , Australia

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 “ Good resort overall, but nothing too ...”

Freeriding

40%

Little that isn't pisted

Freestyle

65%

3 main parks but no halfpipe

Pistes

60%

Good mix of pistes

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £77 Day, £321 Week

5.  Mount Hotham , Australia

Snowboard Guide rating 5 out of 10 “ Australias most snow sure resort with enough to keep you happy for a good few ...”

Freeriding

73%

Trees and some good steeps

Freestyle

65%

A park & a half-pipe

Pistes

64%

Some good trails

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £75 Day, £282-358 Week

6.  Mount Buller , Australia

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ Very good ...”

Freeriding

71%

A few trees and some good off-piste

Freestyle

74%

A park & a half-pipe

Pistes

60%

Can be bumpy

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £73 Day, £351 Week

7.  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

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £69 Day, £391 Week

8.  Keystone , USA

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ An award winning terrain park and expanded bowls make Keystone a snowboarder ...”

Freeriding

70%

Bowls fun but not extensive

Freestyle

75%

Good halfpipe & park

Pistes

75%

Lots of good pistes

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £68 Day, £275 Week

9.  Charlotte Pass , Australia

Snowboard Guide rating 3 out of 10 “ Remote and basic terrain, but fine for total ...”

Freeriding

45%

Some hikeable stuff

Freestyle

40%

Small park

Pistes

30%

Short but okay for beginners

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £53-67 Day, £283-363 Week

10.  Big Sky , USA

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 “ Good freeriding ...”

Freeriding

74%

Trees & some good backcountry

Freestyle

72%

2 Terrain parks & halfpipe

Pistes

68%

Lots of wide & easy slopes

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £65 Day, £367 Week

11.  Stowe , USA

Snowboard Guide rating 5 out of 10 “ Okay fun ...”

Freeriding

50%

Tree runs but little off-piste

Freestyle

73%

3 terrain parks & a halfpipe

Pistes

60%

Busy but good intermediate runs

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £41-65 Day, £157-301 Week

12.  Crested Butte , USA

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 “ The dog's balls for backcountry riding, steeps and cliffs, but also a piste-loving carver's destination and good for beginners. Free skiing from 25th Nov until the 15th of Dec. Good and friendly local ...”

Freeriding

95%

Some of the best extremes in the USA

Freestyle

60%

New park & superpipe for 2010

Pistes

75%

Boasts 'Colorado's Best Corduroy'

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £43-63 Day, £240-362 Week

13.  Les Contamines , France

Freeriding

%

Freestyle

%

Pistes

%

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £62 Day, £160 Week

14.  Kirkwood , USA

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ A real advanced riders heaven, but not the place to go for a lads ...”

Freeriding

76%

Some trees & good steep off-piste

Freestyle

70%

Terrain park, halfpipe & good natural

Pistes

68%

Some good challenging slopes

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £57 Day,

15.  Mammoth Mountain , USA

Snowboard Guide rating 10 out of 10 “ Award winning parks & pipes, great freeriding, but try and avoid ...”

Freeriding

76%

Some trees and good off-piste

Freestyle

95%

3 Parks and 3 halfpipes

Pistes

80%

Imaculate and varied runs

Beginners

80%

Great beginner area and top tuition

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : USD-79 Day,

16.  Marmot Basin , Canada

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 “ Great freeriding mountain with excellent challenging runs on crowed free slopes. However, the resort is let down by the lack of slope side facilities, although what is on offer in Jasper is first ...”

Freeriding

76%

Trees and good backcountry

Freestyle

70%

A terrain park and good natural

Pistes

74%

Well prepared slopes

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £43-57 Day, £258-338 Week

17.  Lake Louise , Canada

Snowboard Guide rating 9 out of 10 “ Excellent freeriding on four mountain faces, slap bang in the heart of the Canadian Rockies giving a sense of true remoteness. Nightlife here is limited, however Banff (population 8000) is located a 45 minute drive away and provides a livelier after hill scene. A 'Tri-Area Lift Ticket' lift pass ...”

Freeriding

80%

Trees and good off-piste

Freestyle

75%

A terrain park and pipe

Pistes

75%

Well pisted and long

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £52-55 Day, £309-330 Week

18.  Coronet Peak , New Zealand

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “ Good freeriding resort offering some very nice powder areas. The resort management has a healthy attitude towards snowboarding ...”

Freeriding

75%

No trees and some off-piste

Freestyle

71%

Gulies, a park & 2 pipes

Pistes

72%

Well groomed pistes

Beginners

25%

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £54 Day, £303 Week

19.  Okemo Mountain Resort , USA

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 “ big mountain riding for a small ...”

Freeriding

58%

lots o tree runs but little off-piste

Freestyle

75%

3 Parks and 2 halfpipes

Pistes

70%

Lots of quiet slopes

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : USD-74 Day, USD-390 Week

20.  Kicking Horse , Canada

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 “ Think you're a good rider? Come to Kicking Horse and get your ass kicked! Forget the trail map and your traditional way of assessing a resort by number of runs etc - this hill has 85 chutes alone and almost the entire area of the upper bowls is freeride ...”

Freeriding

90%

Gnarly chutes, huge off-piste and trees.

Freestyle

40%

A small park but lots of natural hits

Pistes

65%

Limited options for newbs

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : CAD0-75 Day, CAD0-410 Week