10 Best Snowboarding Spots in the United States


Mount Bachelor Ski Resort, Ore.

Even the little tykes can snowboard at some spots.
Even the little tykes can snowboard at some spots.
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Mount Bachelor, a sleeping volcano located in Bend, Ore., gets about 370 inches (914 centimeters) of snowfall each year. Of the 3,683 acres (14.9 square kilometers) of terrain, about 15 percent suits beginners, 25 percent suits intermediates and 60 percent suits advanced and expert boarders.

In addition to the great boarding at Mount Bachelor, you should also check out the stunning natural features of the area such as the Cirque Bowl, a steep about five minutes from the summit. Be sure to have your camera handy; these stunning views are some of the best North American skiing photo-ops.

Adventurous boarders love Mount Bachelor's 400-feet-long (121-meter) superpipe with 17-feet-tall (5.2-meter) walls. Additionally, the Air Chamber Terrain Park extends for a mile, covers 20 acres (80,937 square meters) and includes quarterpipes, spines, hips, tabletops, jumps and rails. The Sunshine Park has beginner and kid features and even includes a mini-halfpipe.