Each summer for as long as we can remember, the summer season has seen a host of snowboarding's great and good descend on this glacier in southwestern Norway. We took a deeper look at Fonna's place in snowboarding folklore in this latest instalment of Hot Spots...

Located in the Folgefonna National Park, the Fonna ski area occupies the northernmost tip of a glacier that in total covers around 207 Km2. Though the glacier itself is comparatively large, the resort itself is not - these days there is a grand total of one lift, and four marked runs. But as the age-old saying goes, "It's not how big your pencil is, it's how you sign your name" and there's little doubt that over the years this area has certainly inked itself memorably into snowboarding's history books.

Though early pioneers like Terje Haakonsen have been up there riding since the late 80s, it was when the Folgefonna Summer Camp was born in 1995 that the area started to get more people tuned into the summer shred possibilities that this area – a six hour drive from Oslo – offered up. Initially the crew had to hand-dig the hits that their campers would send themselves off, but after a while the swelling numbers of visitors descending on the glacier each season convinced the resort to invest in those all-important cat hours for improving the setup.

"As the age-old saying goes, "It's not how big your pencil is, it's how you sign your name" and there's little doubt that over the years this area has certainly inked itself memorably into snowboarding's history books."

These days, when the freestyle facilities have been fully assembled - usually in June - there are three park zones: two mellower and more jibby up top, and a third with bigger jumps on the face down where the terrain becomes steeper. There's also the 'pipe' which organically evolves throughout the season each side of the T-bar, not to mention the chance to build kickers and hit rock gaps or waterslides in the surrounding area - though as it's glacier you certainly want to know where you're going...

On top of all this are the many megabooters that a succession of riders, teams and movie crews have sessioned over the years - Torstein's groundbreaking triple in 2010 and dozens of epic sunset shoots up here over the years have been burned into the memory banks.

The lifts run seven days a week from mid-May till October, from 9am till 4pm, and as with most other summer shred experiences, the off-hill activities available are as epic as what you do when you're strapped in. The camps (which kick off towards the end of June) have a bunch of miniramps, plus there's the chance to chill, grill or explore the surrounding nature, or even cool off in the nearby fjords.

Check out what a bunch of Fonna locals have to say about this spot, and chances are you'll be adding it to your bucket list in no time...