The majority of ski resorts now offer the possibility of great snowboarding for all levels from beginner to advanced snowboarder. A great number of snowboarding trips are destined at Austria with its traditional alpine village resorts. Whenever you decide to experience adventurous snowboarding, take advantage of such Austrian resorts as the Obertauern, Fieberbrunn, Kitzbuhel, St. Johann, and, Zell and See. Part of the Schneewinkel area, Fieberbrunn, offers the real alpine atmosphere and is quite suitable for both beginner and intermediate snowboarders. It is located between Saalbach and Kitzbuhel. Due to its own micro climate, the resort boasts the best snow in the Kitzbuheler Alps region, as well as the longest lasting snowboarding season. Fieberbrunn enjoys wide popularity with snowboarders, attracted by its excellent free-riding terrain and modern lift systems. The resort is also famous for the "Lord of the Boards" competition, held annually.
One of the popular destinations of snowboarding trips is St Johann, which together with Fieberbrunn forms the Schneewinkel area. Situated between the spectacular Wilder Kaiser Mountains and Kitzbuheler Horn, St. Johann is a friendly resort with a great choice for all levels of snowboarders. Novices are offered a half-pipe and a snowboard park, perfect
for learning, while experienced snowboarders may consider a trip to Kitzbuhel for off-piste opportunities. With over 160km of piste stretching along the Kitzbuheler Horn, Pengelstein, Pass Thun and Jochberg areas, Kitzbuhel resort offers plentiful opportunities for challenging snowboarding. Beginners can enjoy gentle slopes of the Kitzbuhler Horn, and experts are offered areas of Pass Thun and Jochberg. With the opening of a new Gondola in 2004, snowboarders and skiers have now the possibility to compete in ski safari.
With its plentiful ski and snowboarding resorts, North America promises unforgettable snowboarding experience amid breath-taking slopes and spectacular scenery. One of its most popular destinations is Banff-Lake Louise, featuring about 200 runs on 7,500 acres of terrain. You'll be offered three ski areas, including Banff Mount Norquay, Lake Louise and Sunshine Village, each of them having its unique character. Banff-Lake
Louise is also known for one of the longest snowboard seasons, with operations from early November until late May. Regarded as the top ski and snowboard resort in North America, Whistler is the largest ski area of the continent, offering more than 7,000 acres of terrain. The resort provides its visitors with vast skiing and snowboarding opportunities, including extensive facilities for women's snowboarding. Skiing and snowboarding trips in Argentina and Chile are popular all-the-year-round, since these are one of the few places on the planet that have perfect snow conditions from September through July, providing all enthusiastic skiers and snowboarders with the possibility to take advantage of the endless winter. For great outdoor experience consider snowboarding trips as an alternative to skiing.