Snowboarding is one of the top winter sports around the world. Many people actually find snowboarding to be easier than skiing. Top snowboarding destinations include Big Boulder and Jack Frost in Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania, Big Sky in Big Sky, Montana and Jackson Hole in Teton Village, Wyoming. Before you head out on your snowboarding adventure, you should head on over to Sierra Trading Post and Backcountry.com to purchase any supplies that you might need. Here are three popular destinations for snowboarding:
1. Jack Frost Ski Resort
Lake Harmony is the home of Big Boulder and Jack Frost Ski Area. The two ski areas are located within minutes of each other and combine to produce one of the best snowboarding destinations in the world. Jack Frost and Big Boulder offer a combined eight beginner trails, 13 intermediate trails and 13 advanced trails. These ski resorts in Lake Harmony are open from December through late March. The elevation gain of Jack Frost Ski Resort is 600 feet, the trailhead elevation is 1,700 feet, and the top elevation is 2,175 feet. You can also go downhill skiing, snowtubing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling at Jack Frost Ski Resort in Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania.
2. Big Sky Ski Resort
Big Sky Ski Resort in Montana is known for offering over 5,000 acres of trails that you can go snowboarding on. Those 5,000 acres have been designed for both novice, intermediate, advanced and expert snowboarders. Big Sky Ski Resort has an elevation gain of 4,350 feet, a trailhead elevation of 6,800 feet, and a top elevation of 11,166 feet. If you think you are at the top of your snowboarding game, you will have a blast trying your luck on Lone Peak at Big Sky Ski Resort, one of the biggest drop offs at any snowboarding destination in the world. Big Sky Ski Resort has one of the longest runs you will ever find for snowboarding, measuring a full 6 miles long. Big Sky Ski Resort is located in the middle of nowhere in Montana, but that is actually what makes it such a popular snowboarding destination.
3. Jackson Hole Ski resort
Jackson Hole in Teton Village, Wyoming offers over 2,500 acres of snowboarding trails. Snow is plentiful at Jackson Hole, with over 450 inches of snow falling on a yearly basis. Jackson Hole has an elevation gain of 4,139 feet, a top elevation of 10,450 feet, and a trailhead elevation of 6,311 feet. The longest snowboarding trail at Jackson Hole runs a whopping 4.5 miles. There are 116 runs on the trails at Jackson Hole. Jackson Hole is a snowboarding destination for advanced and expert snowboarders, with only 10% or so of the trails being suitable for novice snowboarders. Jackson Hole is generally open from December through March.