Snowboarding season has officially taken off throughout the country. It’s time to hit some of the wildest slopes around with our list of the 5 best places to snowboard in America. Pack your gear and get some awesome footage of your best snowboarding vacation yet.
Located about an hour from the California-Nevada state line, Mammoth Mountain is all-inclusive resort and ski lodge with some of the sweetest drops on earth. It has fresh deep snow for most of the year with snowboarders hitting the slopes until April or May. They don’t call it Mammoth for nothing. As one of the largest resorts in the world, it offers over 150 trails for riders with all levels of experience.
This massive resort in Central Oregon offers 360 access to the entire mountain including a long-dormant volcano. The region gets blasted with tons of fresh snow every year, usually up to 370 inches. The trails twist and bend, giving riders unique challenges and unbeatable views of the countryside.
Low of crowds with massive peaks, Mt. Baker is one of Washington state’s greatest treasures. Freestylers will get the most of this frosty paradise. They host the annual Banked Slalom race, attracting hundreds of professionals each year. The resort is officially home to two peaks including Mt. Shuskan, reaching 9,720 ft., and it’s baby brother, Panorama Dome at nearly 5,000 ft. Overall, it’s a laid back place for total snow immersion.
This beloved resort is a little more manageable in size. You’ll find a mix of smooth trails with a slant towards the beginners. Mt. Hood Meadows is known for its extensive flat lands, a popular attraction for cross-country skiers. They also have some more adventurous slopes and cliffs for experienced riders.
Squaw is a massive park with tons of options for riders including 4000 acres of bowl riding, a half-pipe, 6 peaks of varying descents and loads of annual snowfall. With so many geographical variances, you can find something for everyone. The small slopes are perfect for beginners and the wild open cliffs are made for thrill-seekers.
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