Top Snowboarding Resorts in the US

Top 10 Snowboarding Resorts in the US

Winter is one of the best seasons to plan a trip to the mountains to enjoy the snow. The US has some of the most spectacular snowboarding resorts in the world, from Washington to California to Vermont and more! Let’s take a look at the top 10 snowboarding resorts in the US, and other fun activities each resort has to offer.

1. Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon

Escape to Mt. Hood Meadows, just 90 minutes from Portland for an epic mountain adventure. With 2,150 acres and 2,777 vertical feet of pure excitement, this is the ultimate destination for snowboarders. Challenge yourself on the thrilling Heather Canyon or explore the serene glades. If you're new to the sport, don't worry! The slopes here are perfect for beginners looking to improve their skills. And for those seeking an adrenaline rush, don't miss out on the incredible snowboard terrain parks, including the jaw-dropping 18ft superpipe. Mt. Hood Meadows has it all, so grab your gear and get ready for an unforgettable experience.

Indy Pass Snowboarding

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2. Mammoth Mountain, California

Experience the ultimate snowboarder's paradise at Mammoth Mountain. With a staggering 300 days of sunshine and an impressive 400 inches of annual snowfall, this winter wonderland will fulfill all your snowy dreams. Nestled 11,053 feet above sea level, Mammoth Mountain boasts a vast playground of 3,500 acres of top-notch snowboarding terrain. Best of all, the season extends through July, allowing for endless shredding and unforgettable moments. There’s plenty to do off the board as well including, snowmobile rides, beautiful gondola rides, a mountain coaster, tubing, biking, and golf.

Mammoth Mountain Snowboarding

Photo Credit: Sachin Deshpande Photography


3. Palisades Tahoe, California

Escape to the breathtaking beauty of Lake Tahoe and the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains at Palisades Tahoe. Discover why snowboarders from around the world travel here to shred in the snow. Enjoy a stunning 400 inches of snowfall annually, 271 days of glorious sunshine, and an expansive 4,000 acres for riding. With six peaks, 29 lifts, five parks, and a halfpipe, this destination has it all.

Tahoe Snowboarding
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4. Crystal Mountain, Washington

Experience the thrill of the West Coast's finest powder at Crystal Mountain⎯the ultimate snowboarding destination. Nestled in the stunning Cascades just southeast of Seattle, this expansive resort boasts over 85 runs spread across 2,600 acres. Each run offers a mesmerizing view of Mount Rainier. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, there are also four freestyle terrain parks. However, Crystal Mountain has much more to offer than just snowboarding. Enjoy snowshoe trails, mouthwatering mountainside restaurants, and an awe-inspiring gondola ride that ascends 2,400 feet to the summit. Don't miss out on all the exciting activities Crystal Mountain has to offer!

Crystal Mountain

Photo Credit: Crystal Mountain


5. Sun Valley Resort, Idaho

One of the ultimate snowboarding destinations is waiting for you at Sun Valley Resort featuring not one, but two magnificent mountains bathed in abundant sunshine. Beginners can enjoy the smooth and open runs of Dollar Mountain, complete with a thrilling terrain park boasting 76 trails and a record-breaking 22-foot-high superpipe. For advanced riders, Bald Mountain offers an exhilarating array of groomers, glades, and a breathtaking 3,400ft drop. Don't miss out on the endless adventures awaiting you in this winter wonderland.

Sun Valley

Photo Credit: Sun Valley Resort


6. Big Sky Resort, Montana

Uncover the wonder of Big Sky Resort, a vast resort with an incredible 400 inches of snowfall each year. Thrill-seekers will be captivated by the seven terrain parks spread across an impressive 4,350 vertical feet and 5,800 acres of diverse terrain. From glades to fast groomers and high-alpine steeps, there's something for everyone. Don't miss the awe-inspiring 11,166ft Lone Peak Summit and the thrilling experts-only Headwaters rocky ridge. Other adventures to try are a guided tour of the Tram and upper mountain advanced terrain, Sno-Go biking, and then stopping by the many different delicious restaurants that are on the mountain. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure at Big Sky.

Big Sky Montana

Photo Credit: Miles Minno Photography


7. Steamboat Resort, Colorado

Discover the hidden gem of snowboarding in Colorado's pristine terrain at Steamboat Resort. Immerse yourself in knee-deep powder and indulge in the beauty of untouched slopes. And when you're ready to unwind, soak in the blissful serenity of two remarkable hot springs⎯the Strawberry Park Natural Springs and the exhilarating water slides at Old Town Hot Springs. Steamboat Springs has it all⎯adventure and relaxation in one incredible destination.


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8. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Wyoming

Get ready to experience the thrill of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, consistently ranked among the top resorts worldwide. With over 450 inches of annual snowfall, this mountain paradise beckons intermediate and advanced snowboarders seeking steep and challenging terrain. Prepare for heart-pumping trails and adrenaline-inducing drops that will leave you exhilarated. After hitting the slopes all day, there are plenty of nightlife activities to check out from shopping, dining, pubs, and more!

Jackson Hole Resort

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9. Stowe Mountain Resort, Vermont

Discover the hidden gem of the New England states at Stowe Mountain Resort. Experience a winter wonderland with a whopping 26 feet of snow each year and an impressive 120 trails to conquer. No need to worry about long lines, as this resort boasts 12 lifts and two gondolas. And when it's time to unwind, head to Spruce Peak Village for many other fun activities to enjoy.

Stowe Mountain Resort

Photo Credit: Stowe Mountain Resort


10. Boyne Mountain Resort, Michigan

Immerse yourself in over 400 acres of winter wonderland at Boyne Mountain Resort. With over 60 runs and seven terrain parks, there's something for everyone. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, this resort offers a variety of activities that cater to all skill levels. When you're not going down the slopes, enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, ice skating, or tubing. Plus, the SnowSports Academy is a great way for beginners to improve their skills. Don't miss out on an unforgettable winter experience at Boyne.

Whether you're a pro looking for challenging steep terrain to push your limits, or a beginner who wants to learn the basics, one of these snowboarding resorts will meet your needs. So pack your gear and plan your trip to experience the best snowboarding the US has to offer.

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