Where To Find Unique Snowboarding Experiences Around The World
Skiing/snowboarding/snowball fighting season may soon be coming to an end, but there’s still time to make some last-minute preparations to get somewhere that actually has snow (read: not in most of the U.S.). To help out in your planning, Matador put together a dream list of destinations for snowboarders who are looking for something a little more out of the ordinary than the normal mountain trek.
Looking to finally have the chance to snowboard down the length of a mountain and end up on the shores of a beach? They suggest heading to Greenland where you can finally fulfill that dream, albeit without getting to actually enjoy much of the beach since it’s a frozen tundra of packed dirt and ice (much better than a warm ski lodge, right?).
Or if you are an avid winter sports fan but you foolishly took that job at a large, multi-national oil firm in the U.A.E. back when you graduated college (at least they were hiring!), check out Dubai’s Ski Dubai, a fully-contained indoor ski resort that boasts snow production of 30 metric tons a day. This is probably both a dream and nightmare for the snowboard enthusiast.
Of course, if actual snow is what you’re looking for, be not afraid, Colorado finally got that late-winter blizzard the state’s known for, and the resorts are now literally buried in snow. The Denver Post’s Ski Report is reporting that Vail has a depth of 37″, Copper is at 50″, Breckenridge has 51″, and in the lead is Wolf Creek where they’re reporting 80″. All hope is not lost!
Posted on February 09, 2012 by Matt Stabile