6. Davos, Switzerland
Traveling with the family? This idyllic alpine retreat has something for everyone. Its 200 miles of snowboarding terrain feature 2 halfpipes, a boardercross circuit, and nightriding. Davos is also well known for its unequaled local transit- getting around in this town is a breeze.
7. St. Anton, Austria
If you’re looking for a little nightlife to go with your boarding, St. Anton is the place to be. Known as a freerider’s dream, St. Anton is also one of the only places in the world to go heli-boarding (for a steep fee, of course). The apres ski in St. Anton is legendary, with the slope-side bar crawl known as Run-1 kicking the festivities off early in the day.
8. Mammoth Mountain, California
Located in the Eastern Sierras, Mammoth Mountain features some of the best late-season riding available. The constant snowfall leaves some runs open through June. Showcasing 150 miles of trails, it also features some of the best powder in the United States. Weekends can be crowded as city-dwellers flock to the slopes, so a midweek stay is recommended to avoid lift queues.
9. Verbier, Switzerland
Often called the “Swiss Chamonix”, Vebier calls out to those riders looking for challenging alpine terrain and unparalleled freeriding- most say it’s the best in the world. Unlike Chamonix, however, it features a modern inter-linked lift system and some of the most expensive accommodations in Europe. But, as anyone who has been boarding in Verbier will tell you, it’s well worth the price.