FEATURED: Andermatt

South of Zurich, the village of Andermatt makes a great snowboarding base for exploring the entire Gotthard Oberalp Ski Arena.

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Niseko United

FEATURED: Niseko United

Southwest of Sapporo near Hirafu, the Niseko United ski resort consists of four ski areas encircling the large Yotei-san volcano that offers up plenty of groomed and out-of-bounds snowboarding.

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Alts Bandi Ski Resort

FEATURED: Alts Bandi Ski Resort

North of Tokyo and northwest of Koriyama, the Alts Bandi Ski Resort has 29 courses totaling 30km is served by 12 lifts with a maximum vertical drop of 580m.

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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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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.