screen-shot-2011-10-19-at-113800-am Riding in the Midwest is unlike snowboarding anywhere else. A lot of talented riders have come out the area recently and now that they’re getting recognized, resorts are adding new features and maintaining their parks better than ever. Here are the three that did it best this year, all while keeping that good ol’ Midwest vibe.—Jordan Michilot

1. Granite Peak, WI

At Granite Peak, once you drop, you don't stop. PHOTO: Wyatt Fritz

At Granite Peak, once you drop, you don't stop. PHOTO: Wyatt Fritz

Shreds in the Midwest are used to tow ropes and short runs, but Granite Peak breaks the mold with some of the longest runs in the region. The park setup has plenty to keep riders busy with tables ranging from 10-to 65-feet in the Sugar Maple Park. New this winter, it’s adding a massive pyramid-style box with a rail on top and a redesigned rainbow rail that will reduce impact on landings.

Granite Peak