Talking Points

7 Reasons Why Snowboarding in Europe Rules

Give it up for Europe!

Johnnie Paxson sending it in Arlberg. Photo: Jerome Tanon.

The sheer number of resorts in Europe, and in particular, the Alps, means that a in a relatively short drive/flight you can access pretty much any kind of snowboarding you could hope for.

If you’re after the gnarliest backcountry freeriding head straight to Chamonix – Xavier de le Rue’s backyard. If it’s powder you’re looking for, a 3-4 hour drive will bring you from the northern Alps to the southern Alps, so you can go where the snow is best.

If it’s parks you’re after there are certainly no shortages either (Laax would be a good shout), although we do have to hand it to our North American brethren for definitely outshining us on that front.


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