Whether you’re seeking a park, powder or piste, Eclipse Ski has a hands-on understanding to find the right resort for a ski and snowboarding-friendly holiday. A key element of booking a decent snowboarding holiday package is choosing the perfect resort. Why not check out our ski and snowboard resort guides to find out our top snowboarding tips, ratings and information tailored to boarders. Or better yet, check out our top snowboarding deals in the resorts we’ve selected for discerning boarders.
Snowboarding has exploded in popularity to become an established sport with a fashionable following of fast-moving trends and fun. Eclipse Ski has a passionate team of snowboarding holiday specialists ready to find your dream snowboarding holiday for groups large and small. Perhaps Eclipse Ski could convert you to try a snowboarding holiday for beginners if you’ve never traded your skis for a board?
Still deciding where to go? The skiers in the group might be happy, but it’s essential to make sure boarders are well catered for too. Our informative resort pages contain specific snowboarding advice and tips and include ratings so you know what to expect. There is nothing worse than slopes full of pesky flats or awkward button lifts. Have a look at the piste map before you book as it’s a lot easier for borders to get around the skiing area stress-free on chair lifts rather than drag lifts.
There are many elements a snowboarding holiday can feature. A beginner getting to grips with having their feet strapped into a single board, a freerider looking to hoon it around the mountain, an off-piste enthusiast chasing the powder fields or a freerider seeking parks with pipes and kickers, there are many different experiences to be had whilst on a snowboarding holiday.
Best resorts for freeriding
Alpe d’Huez and Les Deux Alpes in France have fantastic endless freeriding terrain runs for you to board around the mountain on. Pas de la Casa in Andorra is another popular choice and is perfect for those looking for a bargain skiing holiday in a top ski resort with a good après scene. Whistler in Canada should be the ultimate choice if you’re looking to go further afield. All of our recommended resorts for the best snowboarding freeriding also have excellent off-piste opportunities for you lay fresh powder tracks in.
Best resorts for funparks
If tricks are your game then Eclipse Ski knows where you can spin at dizzy heights. Avoriaz and Tignes in France are both known for their range of parks, with multiple kickers, half pipes, steeps, drops and rails. Mayrhofen in Austria is bursting with party atmosphere but also boasts one of the best snow parks in Europe, the legendary Penken. When hitting any terrain parks please remember to always wear a helmet and back protector to prevent any unnecessary injury.
Best for beginners
Be prepared to fall on your behind a few times for the first few days! Like learning any new sport, you’ll fall over a couple of times, but once you get into the swing of things there will be endless hours of fun. Lessons are the quickest and most effective way to perfect those turns. Soldeu in Andorra is famed for its high-quality tuition and nice big wide open slopes. The Snowboardschule in Ellmau in Austria has a great reputation and nursery slopes right beside the village.
Top Snowboarding Resorts
In an ideal world the perfect snowboarding holiday encompasses a good après scene, big wide open powdery slopes, long pretty snow-laden tree runs and good off-piste terrain. One hot tip is to book a resort with access to a large skiing area such as the Paradiski, which links La Plagne and Les Arcs, or the Espace Killy which links Val d’Isere and Tignes, that way you’re more likely to have everything at your snow covered finger tips.
Here’s a round up of Eclipse Ski’s recommended top ski resorts for snowboarding holidays:
- Ellmau, Austria
- Mayrhofen, Austria
- St. Anton, Austria
- Alpe d’Huez, France
- Avoriaz, France
- Les Duex Alpes, France
- Tignes, France
- Val d’Isere, France
- Sauze d’Olux, Italy
- Verbier, Switzerland
- Zermatt, Switzerland
- Whistler, Canada