2. Mammoth Mountain, CA

Lots of this good stuff at Mammoth. PHOTO: Peter Morning

Lots of this good stuff at Mammoth. PHOTO: Peter Morning

To say that Mammoth is anything less than full spectrum would be unjust. The 3,500 acres of terrain includes everything from massive bowls to epic windlips and gladed trees. And it’s all backed by a team that supports investment in snowboarding. That’s why, aside from the extensive park and pipe setup, it added the Stomping Grounds Terrain Park, which is dedicated to learning with two acrobags. When the lifts close, hit the slopeside Yodler bar, or The Village at Mammoth also awaits with easy access to apres at Gomez’s, Clocktower Cellar Pub, and The Westin Bar among others. When you’ve had all the fun you can handle, save yourself the walk of shame and hop the free transit back to your hotel, or just stay in the village condos.

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