Courchevel This is the place for a great snowboarding weekend break! Courchevel is widely recognised as one of the best snowboarding resorts in Europe with some pistes at a height of 2500 metres good snow throughout the season is pretty much guaranteed.
Make no mistake, Courchevel is one of the best places in the world for a snowboarding weekend break. read more
Famed for it's upmarket and wealthy atmosphere, Courchevel is surprisingly welcoming of boarders, now boasting four terrain-parks to keep you entertained during your snowboarding weekend break. If you consider yourself a capable and experienced boarder you can head for the Plantrey Park which has a half-pipe and is easily accessible via the Epicea and Rcureuil lifts. For intermediates both the Verdons and Biollay parks have plenty on offer, with various terrain and moguls!
Part of the Three Valleys area, travelling between resorts such as La Tania and Meribel is made easy using the various chairs and gondolas that connect the vicinity. Courchevel's slopes are all either North or North-East facing, this combined with good snow-making facilities and its height is what makes it so popular for snowboarding weekend breaks.
Courchevel has something for all levels, with great snow almost guaranteed you can't fail to be impressed by the variety of runs and challenging, varied terrain. If you're not all that confident in your abilities and feel you may still need to seek some lessons in resort, RTM is regarded as a good quality British run snowboarding school.
You may want to consider the exact location for your snowboarding trip. Off the slopes, the resort offers 4 villages which all vary greatly. 1850 is renowned for its high prices and celebrity guests, 1550 and 1650 have more of a village atmosphere and are good for families.
If you are keen to sample some lively Après Ski, 1850 is the best place to head. Prices do tend to be high but there are several exclusive nightclubs and bars to choose from. The Kalico is a very popular cocktail bar and the Bergerie offers food, drink and good entertainment. For those trying to keep to a budget there's the Milk Pub which tends to attract a young crowd and offers good live music.
A great choice for those looking for great snow with good facilities for families and plenty of Après Ski action!
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Snowboarding in Verbier:
Verbier for some of the best Snowboarding Weekend Breaks in Europe!
Verbier is a Mecca for snowboarders! With terrain that is among the most spectacular and varied in the Alps, and with never ending runs, there's no wonder it's top of the list for snowboard enthusiasts! read more
Recently undergone major improvements to maintain record number of visitors, Verbier has benefited from many improvements not only in relation to its grooming and snowmaking but more recently with the overdue replacement of the Tortin gondola.
Snowboarding experts prepared to hire a guide will not be disappointed when exploring off-slope. Claiming 250 miles of slopes, Verbier is definitely amongst one of the big names and a resort full of surprises! It's a truly exciting place for a snowboarding weekend break.
A note to remember is that Verbier's snowboarding depends heavily on snow conditions. If it hasn't snowed in a few days, you may find yourself faced with crowded groomed slopes due to the unappealing chopped up and moguled off-piste! Also during high seasons be prepared to find all the best descents covered with moguls (may pick up a few tricks along the way!). Don't despair Verbier has got it covered with plenty of runs to suit all types of boarders from beginners to the most advanced and adventurous!
On the other hand, after a good dump be ready for exceptional powder rides that can take you from Mont-Fort all the way down to Verbier at 4,921 feet! A ride not to be missed and not for the faint hearted! Why not register for our up-to-date dump alerts today! Log on to www.jet2.com/ski for all the latest news and ski deals!
Snowboarding in Chamonix
Choices, choices and more choices! This is the dilemma you will face whilst snowboarding in Chamonix - where to ride? With numerous and varied terrain every where you look, you'll be spoilt for choice! read more
Best known for its free riding, Chamonix should not be dismissed as it is a must for all snowboard enthusiasts as it certainly caters for all types of snowboarders!
With good snow conditions, Chamonix is definitely one of the best resorts in Europe for advanced snowboarding. What are you waiting for, get booking your cheap flight to this fantastic snowboarding resort today!
The valley is accessed easily by free buses which will take you where you need to go, every few minutes.
With pistes over 2500 metres, snowboarding is assured throughout the season! Head to Chamonix and due to the altitude you will always find snow!
For this reason, Chamonix rates high on the list for hosting competitions and with a number of events running each season it's a good place to combine boarding with some serious partying. The biggest event and one to watch out for is ChamJam, held in March and lasting a massive five days!
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Snowboarding in Tignes
Tignes is one of the largest and most popular snowboarding weekend break resorts in France. With something for all levels, if you visit once, you are almost sure to return. Throughout the year Tignes plays host to various national and international events and competitions, including the annual Kebra Classic which kicks of the season. read more
At an altitude of 2,100ft the resort is a part of the L'Espace Killy area which covers over 300km of piste. Tignes itself also offers a great variety of piste and off-piste. It's close links with the party action of Val d'Isere only adds to it's attraction.
If you are a snowboarding beginner you will be extremely well catered for. Tignes has a good variety of novice slopes and high levels of tuition in both freestyle and freeriding. There are also plenty of beginners courses on offer if you are looking for the full package.
If freeriding is your thing you will be overwhelmed with tignes. With 50 runs including several blacks and plenty of reds confident boarders will be in paradise. If you are keen to experience the off-piste freeriding you can book a tour with The Surf Rider Snowboard Club.
Those looking for Freestyle terrain can visit the 2400m terrain park situated at Combe de Palafour. Closer to home there are plenty of good cliffs and gullies to keep you entertained.
Viewed by many as a snow-sure resort, Tignes is a great choice for a snowboarding weekend break!
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Snowboarding in Arinsal
Arinsal boasts a fantastic setting and fabulous powder snow! With great amenities for snowboarders, Arinsal is fast proving a popular resort, helped by its reasonable prices. read more
Freeriders should head for the north face of the Alt de la Capa or the north facing area beside the Cornellada run in Pal. Freestylers can make the most of the now doubled in size terrain park in Arinsal which has three distinct zones; a 100 metre long half pipe, an activity park area and a permanent circuit for snowboarderd and cross skiers.
The resort itself is very attractive with some fabulous views. Compact in size, it makes travelling out the area and nearby resorts of Arcalis and Andorra simple.
For the more daring visitor there's plenty of off-piste, slalom courses and moguls to try out.
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