Best Places To Snowboard For Beginners In The USA
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Best Places To Snowboard for Beginners in the USA

Do you want to try snowboarding for the first time? Or do you have a beginner rider in your group? There are some great places in the US to learn how to snowboard. All have their benefits, great ski schools and ways to access beginner slopes. Our experts have created a guide for the best places to go snowboarding for beginners in the USA.

Aspen Snowmass

Until 2001, Aspen Snowmass had a ban on all snowboarders in the ski resort. This is definitely not the case now with many riders hitting its slopes every year. So much so there’s a special ride guide for snowboarders who visit the area. There are plenty of beginner runs to learn on and the snowboard schools offer fantastic tuition. Buttermilk just outside the main Aspen town has great gentle terrain to progress on too.

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In the heart of Aspen, the Hotel Little Nell is one of the premier hotels in this stylish resort.

Aspen Snowmass ski holidays

Best Places To Snowboard For Beginners In The USA

Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek is one of the best places to snowboard for beginners in the USA. This is because of the quiet slopes and short queuing times that give you more confidence to learn in peace. There is plenty of beginner areas and gentle terrain to access too. In addition, the slopes are signposted clearly and the mountain is easy to navigate.

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Brilliantly situated at the base of the lifts in Beaver Creek, the Hotel Beaver Creek Lodge is one of the best hotels in town.

Beaver Creek ski holidays

Best Places To Snowboard For Beginners In The USA

Breckenridge

Despite being the highest snowboard resort in North America, Breckenridge is a great place for beginner riders. The height guarantees good snow conditions that are forgiving. In addition, the slopes including the beginner areas are immaculately maintained throughout the season. The local ski schools all have a brilliant reputation for snowboard tuition in the US.

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Located at the base of Peak 8 and with direct access to four chairlifts, One Ski Hill Place boasts the ultimate location.

Breckenridge ski holidays

Best Places To Snowboard For Beginners In The USA

Heavenly

There is over 200km of green and blue runs in Heavenly mountain resort. This is why it’s one of the best places to snowboard for beginners in the USA. There are dedicated beginner areas for first-time riders, then there’s a vast amount of gentle terrain to explore once you’ve progressed. Just make sure you look at a piste map beforehand because some of the green runs lead into steeper black runs.

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This luxury lakefront lodge opened in 2017 with 154 guest rooms, three restaurants, three bars, an outdoor heated lakefront swimming pool and hot tub and spa.

Heavenly ski holidays

Best Places To Snowboard For Beginners In The USA

Mammoth, USA

Mammoth is a great place to learn how to snowboard. There are plenty of great gentle beginner slopes to access and 18km of wide-open blue runs to progress your riding on. In addition, Mammoth have brilliant snowboard instructors who deliver beginner lessons throughout the ski season. Its high altitude means that conditions are always good and easy to learn in a safe environment.

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The Westin Monache resort is superbly located close to the gondola in Mammoth. It boasts fantastic amenities, including an outdoor swimming pool and hot tubs.

Mammoth ski holidays

Mammoth

Palisades Tahoe

Formerly known as Squaw Valley, Palisades Tahoe is a great place to learn how to snowboard. There is easy access to nursery slopes from the main town and 25km of blue runs to progress on. If you have a child learning to ride the ski school has amazing facilities. The school has a unique 12,000 square ft. facility dedicated specifically to younger guests, complete with a full-service rental shop, a private ski hill with a pony tow and two magic carpet lifts.

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The Village at Palisades Tahoe offers the finest ski-in ski-out accommodation in California.

Palisades Tahoe ski holidays

Palisades Tahoe

Park City

Park City is one of the best places to snowboard for beginners in the USA. There are fantastic nursery slopes to learn on and 27km of blue slopes to enjoy once you’ve progressed. The snow record is superb and the pistes are perfectly maintained. There are brilliant snowboard schools that offer great lessons for first-time riders.

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Located alongside world-renowned ski slopes, Hotel Park City has been rated “top ski hotel” by Condé Nast Traveller.

Park City ski holidays

Park City

Snowbird

Snowbird is an ideal destination for snowboarders including first-time riders. There are brilliant learning areas to hone your skills on with an instructor. Once you’ve mastered the nursery slopes, you can progress on 27km of blue runs. The resort prides itself on maintaining good slope conditions making it easier to snowboard.

Snowbird

Steamboat

Steamboat is a great place to learn how to snowboard because of the vast amount of gentle terrain. There are great green runs right up to 3,000m high. In addition, there is 17km of blue runs which are wide and open, an ideal place to progress your skills. Steamboat’s snowboard instructors offer excellent lessons for different ages and abilities.

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The luxury hotel The Steamboat Grand enjoys a prime location at the base of Steamboat ski resort.

Steamboat ski holidays

Steamboat

Vail

One of the best places to snowboard for beginners in the USA is Vail. It has great access to beginner areas where you can learn how to ride with expert instructors. Once you’ve progressed from the nursery slopes there is 57km of blue slopes to enjoy. The snow quality is great throughout the year which makes it easier to learn.

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Hotel Lodge at Vail in Colorado is located slopeside and is one of the top hotels in the resort.

Vail ski holidays

Vail

Winter Park

Winter Park has plenty of gentle terrain to enjoy in the area. This makes it easier for first-time riders to learn how to snowboard. There’s excellent access to nursery slopes and a great ski school with expert instructors. Once you’ve progressed your skills you can ride the 11km of blue runs in the area. A delightful resort in Colorado to have your first snowboard holiday.

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The Zephyr Mountain Lodge offers a convenient ski-in ski-out location at the base of Winter Park.

Winter Park ski holidays

Winter Park

To find out more about the best places to snowboard for beginners in the USA, please call our ski experts on 0207 471 7700.

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