Best places to go snowboarding in the USA

#1. Mammoth Mountain, USA

Award winning parks & pipes, great freeriding, but try and avoid weekends.


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#2. Mount Bachelor, USA

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 terrain as being...


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#3. Mount Hood Meadows, USA

Full-on freerider's resort offering great, open and tree-lined terrain with crowd-free slopes suited to novices. Good but very basic local services.


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#4. Mt Baker, USA

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 town


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#5. Vail, USA

Absolutely fantastic mountain offering great riding for ever style and level of rider. Great local services in and around the resort with lots going on.


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#6. Palisades Tahoe, USA

One of the best resorts out there - with snowboarding to suit all levels and styles. Excellent parks, fantastic off piste and good novice slopes. Very good local services too.


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#7. Jackson Hole, USA

Great resort with lots of challenging terrain offering some excellent backcountry freeriding. Good and friendly local services, although a bit spread out.


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#8. Beaver Creek, USA

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 prefers furs to...


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#9. Breckenridge, USA

Despite being an expensive location, this is a super good resort with great snowboard terrain, and excellent local services. If you want to ride an amazing park with something for every one and which is groomed and maintained daily, this is the place to come.


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#10. Alpine Meadows, USA

Great freeriding and natural freestyle resort with a good annual snow record. Limited slopeside facilities, but excellent services within easy reach.


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