Best places to snowboard in USA

We think these are the best 10 places to snowboard in the USA.

1.  Mammoth Mountain

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

2.  Vail

Snowboard Guide rating 10 out of 10 “ Absolutely fantastic mountain offering great riding for ever style and level of rider. Great local services in and around the resort with lots going ...”

Freeriding

77%

Trees & some good off-piste

Freestyle

76%

3 parks & halfpipe

Pistes

75%

confusing layout but immaculate

3.  Mount Bachelor

Snowboard Guide rating 10 out of 10 “ Full-on freeriders resort offering great open and tree-lined riding on crowd free slopes ideal for all levels. Excellent local facitities of a high quality. Bachelor may not be steep but it makes up for this with awesome wind-enhanced terrain and decent parks. Some have described the Bachelor ...”

Freeriding

75%

Trees & good off-piste

Freestyle

76%

3 Terrain parks & a halfpipe

Pistes

75%

Lots of well pisted long trails

Beginners

75%

Great slopes to learn on

4.  Mount Hood Meadows

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

5.  Mt Baker

Snowboard Guide rating 10 out of 10 “ Legendary snowboarder's resort with ample diverse terrain to suit all styles and levels. You'll need a car to get around the basic but laid back ...”

Freeriding

90%

some tree runs & epic off-piste

Freestyle

50%

a small park, but its all about nature

Pistes

60%

Not really what its about

Beginners

60%

No bars on the lifts!

6.  Squaw Valley

Snowboard Guide rating 9 out of 10 “ Great all-round resort with snowboarding to suit all levels and styles. Excellent halfpipe and good novice slopes. Very good local ...”

Freeriding

79%

Trees & some extreme off-piste

Freestyle

70%

2 parks & halfpipe

Pistes

77%

good go anywhere runs

7.  June Mountain

Snowboard Guide rating 9 out of 10 “ Small but perfectly formed and unfortunately closed for the 2012/13 season ...”

Freeriding

52%

Trees & some off-piste

Freestyle

90%

3 terrain park & halfpipe

Pistes

78%

quiet slopes

8.  Jackson Hole

Snowboard Guide rating 9 out of 10 “ Great resort with lots of challenging terrain offering some excellent backcountry freeriding. Good and friendly local services, although a bit spread ...”

Freeriding

79%

Tree runs & epic off-piste

Freestyle

67%

Park & halfpipe, good natural

Pistes

71%

some good long trails

9.  Heavenly

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 “ Its American! On a normal snow day well groomed trails and easy to follow maps, although not that much in terms of steeps on piste. However on a powder day almost ridiculous in terms of off piste riding both in terms of quality and accessability. 4 snowboard parks all well maintained ranging from ...”

Freeriding

80%

Trees & good off-piste

Freestyle

75%

4 Terrain parks & halfpipe

Pistes

82%

Huge number of excellent slopes

10.  Beaver Creek

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 “ Great grooming and solid steeps - at a steep price Beaver Creek's steeps and rollers are great for freeriding, and the grooming is second to none. Beginners can also take advantage of their nationally ranked ski and ride schools. Nightlife is expensive, befitting the well-heeled crowd that ...”

Freeriding

79%

Some cool spots

Freestyle

76%

Good parks & pipe

Pistes

80%

Perfectly groomed

Beginners

75%

Good ski schools