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With an average snowfall of 360 inches and four terrain parks, Park City Mountain resort offers 3,300 acres of terrain. Park City is consistently ranked in the top 10 of family resorts in North America each year. Additionally, Park City's four terrain parks have been ranked by Transworld Snowboarding in the top 10 for five consecutive years. Park City's Eagle Superpipe hosts the World Superpipe Championships each year. But don't worry; you don't have to be a world champion to navigate these slopes.
Utah's largest resort, The Canyons resort features more than eight peaks, 163 runs, two terrain parks and six natural half pipes. The tallest vertical drop is 3,190 feet. And you'll never run out of area to board at The Canyons with its 3,700 acres of terrain to explore. In addition to the snowboarding, The Canyons resort features many shops, restaurants and places for music and entertainment. The state-of-the-art lodges provide the perfect spot for rest and relaxation after a long day of shredding the slopes.
Located in Olympic Valley, Calif., about 45 minutes from Reno, Nev., Squaw Valley is a mountain village surrounded by six peaks and 4,000 acres of terrain. The host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley has evolved into a state-of-the-art snowboarding facility. With an annual snowfall of 450 inches and 300 days of sunshine, Squaw Valley offers great conditions for snowboarders of all skill levels.
Mammoth Mountain definitely lives up to its name. With a peak elevation of 11,053 feet and more than 3,500 acres of terrain, Mammoth is the tallest ski resort in California. Winter becomes a six-month season at Mammoth, which welcomes about 400 inches of snowfall annually, and the boarding season lasts from about November until June. Even though it's chilly, Mammoth gets about 300 days of sunshine every year, making it the perfect destination for snowboarders seeking an everlasting winter.
Mount Bachelor, a sleeping volcano located in Bend, Ore., gets about 370 inches of snowfall each year. Of the 3,683 acres of terrain, about 15 percent suits beginners, 25 percent suits intermediates and 60 percent suits advanced and expert boarders.
Schweitzer in Sandpoint, Idaho, covers a wide expanse of 2,500 acres. The largest resort in Idaho, it's long been a retreat favored by snow enthusiasts. Advanced and expert snowboarders can enjoy the Outback Bowl and Glade-iater, two of the resort's natural chutes and bowls. The Stomping Grounds Terrain Park covers a vast 50 acres, offering a variety of terrain for beginner, intermediate, advanced and expert riders and more tabletops, jumps and rails than you can imagine.
With more than 2,150 acres of terrain to snowboard, Mount Hood features six different freestyle terrain parks, including Park Place, Rose City Slope style, The Zoo, Shipyard, Super-pipe and Forest Park, so you'll be sure to find an area that suits your ability level and boarding interests. The new Super-pipe is 500-feet-long with an 18-foot-high pipe. It's lighted for night riding and is open early in the season because not much snow is required to ride it.
Located in the north section of Lake Tahoe, Alpine Meadows is an ideal snowboarding location for boarders looking to shred the slopes. In addition to boarding, guests may also check out the beautiful lake views. Because Alpine Meadows is located at a high base elevation of about 6,840 feet, the powder is usually drier and allows for fewer soggy days on the slopes.
Kirkwood, covering 2,300 acres, is home to four terrain parks that are ideal for boarders of all experience levels. This resort in the Tahoe region of California is isolated in the southwest ranges of Tahoe over Carson Pass, so it requires a little extra effort to get there, but the fresh powder and dynamic boarding scene make it worth it.
Big Sky, Mont., located about an hour away from Bozeman, the nearest town, is ideal for boarders who want to shred some slopes while still having plenty of opportunities to check out the local scene. Home to about 20 restaurants and bars, a snowboard store and several lodges, Big Sky offers boarders about 3,500 acres (14 square kilometers) of land and two mountains, Lone and Andesite.
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