Snowboarding trips are becoming increasingly popular and it has been ten years since tying a wooden board at your feet and looking fresher than a skier became an official winter sport. So, if you plan to go to the slopes this winter, before choosing travel insurance and packing your sunscreen, these are the five main snowboard destinations.
Located in eastern France, near Val d & # 39; Isare, this complex developed a lot in the 1960s and the buildings certainly reflect it. Tignes is home to the Grande Motte glacier, which has receded at a speed of more than 25 meters since 1982, but is still open to skiers and guests for most of the year.
At the foot of Mont Blanc is Chamonix. The Popular complex also houses the highest vertical ascent cable car in the world, which rises 1035 meters to 3842 meters in the impressive Aiguille du Midi. The area has been a tourist destination since the 19th century, but it still attracts crowds due to its diversity of routes, including the Vallee Blanche glacier, Les Planards and the off-piste track The Pas du Chevre.
3: Sankt Anton am Arlberg.
St Anton is a town in western Austria on the Rosanna River and was the host of the Alpine Skiing World Championships in 2001. The resort has 260 km of incredible slopes and many bars and pubs to relax between races. The area has a long history in winter sports, and there have been resident ski teachers since before World War I.
There are three resorts to choose from in the Banff region of Alberta, Sunshine Village, Lake Louise Mountain Resort and Mount Norquay. Famous for its champagne powder snow, Sunshine Village spans three mountains and is about a 15-minute drive from the city of Banff. A little further, about an hour, is Lake Louise, a quieter and more romantic environment and suitable for all levels of cyclists. Mount Norquay is considered more challenging and has been skied since 1926.
1: Whistler Blackcomb.
Whistler and Blackcomb used to be two tourist centers, but they were completely integrated in 2003. This means that the area is now the largest tourist center in North America with 8,171 hectares of land and more than 200 trails. The 2010 Alpine Winter Olympics events will take place in the area and the area is well developed with 7 hotels and has been ranked as the number 1 ski resort in North America by SKIING magazine for 12 years in a row .