Resort Guide 2013-2014: California

Top 3 Parks in California

TransWorld SNOWboarding Park Sessions at Mammoth, California


A little over a decade ago Northstar transformed its mellow terrain offerings into a global freestyle haven. Mack Dawg film sessions, prime weather conditions and snowfall, and the home base of Snow Park Technologies fueled terrain park innovation and creativity that continues to set the benchmark for parks worldwide.

Standout Terrain: Fresh jib and feature rotation, Shaun White’s signature halfpipe

Don’t miss: Pros lapping the park just like you, TransWorld TransAM contest

Poll Park Rank: 6



Mammoth’s eastern Sierra isolation hasn’t barred progression; in fact, it’s an asylum for some the most skilled park riders and park builders on the planet. Trace it from their early adoption of Pipe Dragon cutting tools, to the influx of Grenerds, to the current scene of skilled ams that run the town, all combined with super long seasons. It adds up.

Standout Terrain: South Park and Main Park jump sessions, JLA one-off jibs, JLA skatepark

Don’t miss: West Coast Invitational, rappers and the occasional pornstar snowboarding

Poll Park Rank: 2



Where else can you shred in shades and a hoodie nearly the entire season? What other mountain is an entire park? Our thoughts exactly. With deep roots and connectivity to surf, skate, and snow cultures, Bear Mountain is a bold style Mecca with creative park terrain and riding influenced by all three.

Standout Terrain: Cali weather, creative park builds

Don’t miss: Hot Dawgs and Handrails, TransWorld TransAM contest, Bradshaw sightings

Poll Park Rank: 3

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