Snowboarding has to be one of the best ways to spend time during the Winter months. Self-taught (and probably why I’m not all that good, haha!) since 2001, I’ve been to a number of different ski centres over the years and enjoyed every minute. Scottish ski centres can be challenging – either the cover isn’t great or when it is, the crowds are maddening. There’s also a distinct lack of chairlifts and largely only button tows available which are practically torturous for snowboarders. In saying that, when the circumstances are right, you can’t beat Scotland. They’re close nearby to Edinburgh or Glasgow, affordable, and snow is snow after all. Alpine resorts are far superior. Both in terms of infrastructure and expanse. Can be costly though!
As for locations I’ve enjoyed to date, the list is short and sweet. Scottish, Alpine and Andorran mountains thus far. Without a doubt, the 3 Valleys around Meribel, Courchevel and Val Thorens afford the greatest diversity and geographic range. Chaomix is awfully British… don’t you know, ‘ol chap! In time, I’d love to visit North and South American ski resorts, both for my own as well as Shoena’s and the kids pleasure.
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