We asked Flow Snowboarding Ambassador Jordan Zdanek his top 5 favorite places to go snowboarding. He listed his five favorite places to ride below. You guys and gals should check out some of these spots next season... (well not all at once).
5. Big Sky Resort, Montana
Big Sky Resort is known for giving snowboarders access to more terrain than anywhere else in the lower 48 of the United States. Located in south central Montana, about fifty miles south of Bozeman, Big Sky offers over 5,750 acres of rideable terrain.
"I love the Lone Peak tram," Zdanek said.
4. Copper Mountain, Colorado
Copper Mountain is famous for its naturally divided terrain that has distinct sections of advanced, intermediate and beginner trails. Located in Summit County, about 75 miles west of Denver, Copper Mountain is a Colorado favorite. The resort is also home to Woodward at Copper, an indoor freestyle training facility that is open to the public.
"I go to Copper when I am not at A-Basin," said Zdanek. "Avoid the kooks from Denver. Can I say that?" (Haha... you just did :)
3. Arapahoe Basin, Colorado
Known as the Legend, Arapahoe Basin (or A-Basin to the Colorado locals) is nestled high along Loveland Pass about 68 miles outside of Denver, Colorado. Having been in operation since 1946, the Legend offers some of the highest snowboarder accessible terrain in North America where half of the mountain sits above the timberline. you typically can snowboard there through late spring and early summer. A-basin features a vertical rise of 2,270 feet and a summit elevation of 13,050 feet with 960 accessible acres and an average snowfall of 350 inches.
"It's a short skip down the street from my house and its where my buddies and I usually ride on resort days," said Zdanek.
2. Your Local Backcountry
In Zdanek's case, it's the Colorado backcountry. "You will be impressed with what you can find just beyond the next ridge in your local zones," explained Zdanek. "I'm still finding new lines after eleven seasons in Colorado."
"Should be everyone's #1," proclaimed Zdanek. "You have to be there to understand it. Most insane terrain and best snow in the world. Actually... It's terrible. Don't go there... haha."