Happo One Ski Resort

FEATURED: Happo One Ski Resort

Northwest of Tokyo and Nagano in Hakuba Valley, the Happo One Ski Resort has 13 courses spread over 220 hectares that are accessed by 6 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 1,070m.

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Waterville Valley Resort

FEATURED: Waterville Valley Resort

Southeast of Lincoln, the family-oriented Waterville Valley Resort ski area has 50 trails spread over 220 acres that are served by 7 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 2,020 feet.

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Stubaier Gletscher

FEATURED: Stubaier Gletscher

Southwest of Innsbruck and Neustift, the Stubaier Gletscher ski area has 35 pistes totaling 75km spread over 1,450 hectares that are served by 26 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 1,450m.

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West of Innsbruck and northeast of St Anton, the glitzy Lech / Zurs ski area has 36 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 1,100m.

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Telluride Snowboarding


Telluride Ski Resort has greatly expanded its lift-accessed extreme terrain over the past few years. Extreme riders will want to check out Palmyra Peak and the Revelation Lift.

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Freeriding Crested Butte


Crested Butte is the home to epic freeriding in the continental US. In addition to the most lift-accessed double-black diamond terrain, there are exceptional backcountry lines to explore.

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Snowboarding in Courchevel, France, is ideal for the intermediate snowboarder. This expansive ski domaine offers numerous long shallow pistes.This family-friendly ski area has many repeat snowboarders coming back every year, especially from the UK. There are limited steeps and off-piste options.


Snowboarding at Titlis in Engelberg, Switzerland, offers plenty of freeriding routes to explore. South of Zurich and Luzerne, the Engelberg-Titlis ski area has 82km of runs served by 14 lifts from 1,000 to 3,000m above sea level. Engelberg is a high-altitude basin-shaped valley with a glacier on Mt Titlis. The snowboarding is divided between two distinct areas: Titlis and the family-oriented Brunni area.


As the locals kept telling us, we happened to arrive on the best pow-days of the 2015/2016 season. And, back-to-back powder days makes snowboarding in Telluride seem pretty epic. Telluride is a mix of cruisers, steeps and glades that meet everyone's shredding desires. It's spread out over 2,000 acres serviced by 14 lifts. The area offers untracked and groomed trails, open bowls and narrow chutes, as well as plunges and glades.


Snowboarding Orelle, France, offers the chance to enter the backdoor of Les 3 Vallees and have access to some of the best freeriding in the entire ski arena. Southeast of Chambery and northwest of Turin, the Orelle ski area has crazy big mountain freeriding routes when there's enough snow. The main lifts service 6 pistes with a maximum vertical descent of 880m. As the quieter side of Les Trois Vallees, you can expect to find fresh tracks in overnight snowfall throughout the entire day.