Snowboarding holidays – from £321
All over the world there are resorts built for specific holidays and snowboarding isn’t any different. Skiing-deals.co.uk will help you find those resorts.
Cheap Snowboarding Holidays
From the resorts with exceptional free-riding to the ones with the best snowparks, skiing-deals.co.uk will help you identify your perfect snowboarding holiday.
Snowboarding holidays 2018/19
Choosing the right snowboarding resort is a lot like choosing the right equipment, get it wrong and you could end up stuck in the ski lodge.
The easy mistake to make is to assume that because a place is renowned for skiing, it will be perfect for snowboarding too. Yes, the two are from the same sporting family but that doesn’t make them the same.
They require different executions of a similar skill set, which requires different slopes. The best resorts for snowboarding will have wide runs and a snowpark, or snowparks, with a mix of beginner, intermediate, and advanced obstacles. Resorts with freeride terrain are also good for established snowboarders.
We have picked out three resorts with excellent snowparks. We’ll start with the famous French resort of Tignes.
A skier’s paradise, it has an excellent snowpark for snowboarding. With airbags, rails and good jumps, it has everything to cater for all skill levels. You can also have your session filmed so you can review your performance. There is a high altitude snowpark too, perfect for testing freestyling in different conditions.
Away from the snowpark, Tignes has some popular long wide pistes for freeriding.
Next up is Mayrhofen in Austria, affectionately known as ‘the Big M’. Snowboarders pour into this resort from all over the world for its freestyle terrain and huge Penken snowpark. It has eight different areas that cater for all skill levels and a brilliant halfpipe. There’s even a park for children to play and learn.
Our final favoured snowpark is at Soldeu in Andorra. This is southern Europe’s only resort with three snowparks, one of which opens at night. Designed for all levels of ability, including obstacles designed to improve skill and confidence, this lively resort is perfect for snowboarders.
But snowboarding is not all about the parks. Resorts with excellent freeriding are also in demand and Whistler in Canada is one of the best.
The reason for Whistler’s continuous popularity rests on the excellent terrain designed for all abilities. There are 42 beginner runs, over a hundred runs for intermediates and 58 advanced runs.
In Italy, Sauze d’Oulet is another excellent resort for freeriding. Situated at the end of the Milky Way (Via Lattea) snowboarders will find 212 pistes to choose from, depending on ability. Although the majority are designed for intermediates, there is a snowboarding school for beginners. There are also plenty of off-piste opportunities too.
Staying in Europe and Val Thorens, France is the Continent’s highest resort. There are over 600km of piste for snowboarders to tackle, offering a good mix of beginner, intermediate, and advanced runs. Furthermore, it is celebrated for its nightlife.
Speaking of nightlife, there are some resorts that are perhaps just as famous, if not more so, for their nightlife.
Starting with Pas de la Casa, this Andorran resort neighbours the earlier-mentioned Soldeu so has access to plenty of snowparks. But it has the reputation as being Andorra’s liveliest at night, and it is easy to see why.
Many of the bars and restaurants are congregated conveniently near the lift base. The area is known to attract DJs from all over the world, so expect parties to go on late into the night. Should that not be your thing, there are quieter bars where it’s possible to sip on your preferred beverage, at a less-hedonistic pace.
Over in France and Val d’Isere shares a dual reputation as a brilliant place to snowboard and party. It is made up of cosy chalets, exuding everything you’d expect from an Alpine resort. The warm lighting of the evening shines a path on the many bars and restaurants that provide refuge for the wearisome snowboarders. Of course, the entertainment is turned up a notch or two in some places, so it’s worth keeping some energy in reserve.
Finally, Zermatt in Switzerland carries a similar reputation as Val d’Isere. This resort at the foot of the Matterhorn was voted the world’s best resort for après ski by the World Snow Awards 2012; so that should give an indication of what to expect.
The entertainment area in the centre is huge and caters for all tastes. Restaurants are usually busy and there are plenty of places to grab a drink and relax. There are lots of other activities to indulge in too.
Snowboarding holidays For Beginners
Every year more people give snowboarding a go. We’ve picked out three European resorts that are ideal for beginners.
Starting in Bulgaria with Borovets, this is a reliably intermediate and beginners resort. It is possibly Bulgaria’s most established area for those starting out. The school has a good reputation and the slopes provide a welcoming entry to snowboarding.
Geilo in Norway promises uncluttered slopes, giving beginners time and space to get to grips with snowboarding. That isn’t to say it’s not popular, its just that the way of life there is a little more relaxed so there isn’t as much hustle and bustle.
Finally, Arinsal in Andorra is a lot like Geilo, the slopes are quieter and purposefully designed for beginners. There isn’t much to challenge a more established snowboarder here, which creates a relaxed environment for you to learn in. There are also five beginner magic carpets too.
Last Minute Snowboarding Holidays
With the 2018/19 winter season approaching fast, there is plenty of time to find a snowboarding holiday to suit your needs. Skiing-deals.co.uk will help you find the right package at the right price. Even if it is a last minute snowboarding holiday you want, they can help you find it.