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Posted on Thursday 12th January 2017 | Steve Thomas

The best snowboarding in the Alps

The resorts that are top picks for skiers aren’t always ideal for snowboarders; variety is key for a top snowboarding resort, while big jumps and parks are often more desired by snowboarders.

The Alps is one of the best places in the world to ski and snowboarding is no different; we’ve picked some of the best destinations for avid snowboarders below: 


If it’s a real challenge that you’re looking for, Verbier is a resort that boasts plenty of black runs to keep even the best snowboarders entertained. Tortin is a run that comes highly recommended; The Guardian’s Gemma Bowes describes it as the only run with moguls that’s any fun on a board.

If you’re a mixed ability group don’t despair - nearby Nendaz offers some more beginner-friendly slopes.


Less glitzy than some resorts, Chamonix was a town long before it was a ski resort and it’s a firm favourite of the snowboarding set - though not particularly geared towards novices. Excellent off-piste options and natural freestyle opportunities are in abundance.

It’s also a great place to meet like-minded snowboarding nuts - this is where people serious about skiing and snowboarding holiday.


Chatel is a resort that’s ideal for the intermediate snowboarder, with access to an enormous number of runs spanning both France and Switzerland. Two decent terrain parks offer a bit of excitement for those keen to try out some tricks and jumps.

It’s also a very quintesential Alpine village that’s a picture postcard destination, with excellent views of the lake when on the main pisted area of Super Chatel.   

If you’re a keen snowboarder who needs no excuse to hit the slopes, why not take a look at the beautiful ski chalets available in our portfolio? As well as letting you get on the slopes as often as you wish, owning a holiday home in the Alps could provide a nice rental income to finance your snowboarding adventures.

Take a look at our extensive range of Alpine properties to get a taste for your ideal ski property, then get in touch to chat things through with an Alpine property expert.   

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