Southwest of Munich, the Garmisch - Partenkirchen ski area has 34 pistes totaling 62km that are served by 27 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 1,330m. Known as an intermediates paradise, the pistes are ideal for beginners and early intermediates.
North of Coeur d'Alene and Sandpoint, the Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort has 92 runs spread over 2,900 acres that are served by nine lifts accessing a maximum vertical descent of 2,400 feet. The Schwietzer ski area is known for very dry, powder snow with an average of 300 inches annually, and for its 6 high speed quads. There is an open boundary policy, but who needs it with glade runs like Big Timber.
Southwest of Glenwood Springs and west of Carbondale, the Sunlight Mountain Resort has 67 runs spread over 680 acres served by 3 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 2,000 feet. The Sunlight ski area is home to some of the steepest and deepest runs in Colorado with vistas of majestic Mt.
North of Conway near Pinkham Notch, the Wildcat Mountain ski area has 47 trails served by 4 lifts spread over 225 acres with a max vertical drop of 2,100 feet. Situated in the shadow of Mt Washington, the ski area receives an average annual snowfall of over 200 inches, which is the most in New Hampshire.
Northwest of Columbus and south of Zanesfield, the Mad River Resort has 20 runs spread across 144 acres served by 9 lifts that access a maximum vertical descent of 300 feet. The main terrain park is called Capital Park and has 50 features to session. After a long day of snowboarding at Mad River ski area, the best option for apres ski is at the Loft bar. The closest airport to Mad River Resort is the Columbus International Airport.
South of Bloomington, the Paoli Peaks ski area has 13 runs served by five lifts accessing a maximum descent of 300 feet. The level of difficulty ranges from 25% beginner to 55% intermediate to 20% advanced. For the freestyle snowboarders in your crew, Paoli has two terrain parks to session.
East of Salt Lake City, the Park City Mountain resort is the largest ski area in North America. The new Park City Mountain is the combination of the old Canyons Resort with the Park City Mountain Resort, which were interconnected by a new gondola.
North of Gunnison and Crested Butte, the Crested Butte Mountain Resort ski area is the extreme freeriders mecca in the US. It has more lift-accessed double-black diamond terrain than any other ski area.
Southwest of Gettysburg near Fairfield, the Liberty Mountain Resort ski area has 20 runs served by 6 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 600 feet. For the freestyle snowboarders in your crew, Liberty Mountain has two terrain parks to session.
Southeast of Wilkes-Barre and west of Blakeslee, the Jack Frost ski area has 21 served by 9 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 600 feet. The Jack Frost Ski Area is part of the combined, but not connected Jack Frost Big Boulder Resort. To reach the snowboarding at Jack Frost Ski Area from US476, use Exit #95.
Northwest of Kansas City near Iatan, the Snow Creek Ski Area has snowboarding with 3 lifts serving a 300 foot vertical descent. For the freestyle snowboarders in your crew, there are two terrain parks at Snow Creek.
West of Manchester and east of Bennington, the Crotched Mountain Ski Area has 25 runs spread over 100 acres served by 5 lifts that provide access to a maximum descent 1,000 feet. Try hiking to the true summit, which is about 200 feet higher off the Summit lift. There are three unmarked but inbounds trails.
Southeast of Breezewood and Mercersburg, the Whitetail Resort ski area has 23 runs spread across 100 acres that are served by 9 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 935 feet. For the freestyle snowboarders in your crew, the Whitetail Resort has 33 freestyle features spread across two terrain parks. To reach the snowboading at Whitetail Ski Area from Washington, head north on US270 N to US70 westbound.
North of Peninsula, the Boston Mills & Brandywine Ski Areas have 18 runs served by 16 lifts accessing a maximum vertical descent of 260 feet. These runs are spread across two mountains that are about 3 miles apart and have an average annual snowfall of 75 inches.