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Itching to acquire or show off tricks, flicks and spins? Head to a resort with a snowpark – like Soldeu, home to Snowpark El Tarter. It's decked out with different levels of rails, jumps, boxes and even a half-pipe – in case you're a proud owner of eye-catching aerial skills.
Or make a beeline for Mayrhofen and have a go at one of the biggest snowparks in Europe – Vans Penken Park. Whether you're just earning your stripes or are a seasoned park veteran, you'll find lines and combos that work for you.
Tignes also has snowparks that welcome all riders – two easy parks for newcomers, plus red and black jumps for those looking to get some serious air.
Give in to your cravings for the deepest powder and let them take you gliding through the backcountry on your snowboard.
Sauze d'Oulx has many runs heavily populated by trees – the Rio Nero's wooded piste in particular has won a legion of fans. Although, if you follow it all the way down, you'll have to get a bus back to the lifts.
Val Thorens, the highest resort in Europe, has six glaciers and hides pockets of untouched powder all over. In addition to the steep and deep, there's a boardercross course and massive snowpark in the Plateaux sector.
If there's a heaven for powder lovers, it probably looks like Whistler after a heavy dump of snow. It's got glorious glades, gnarly couloirs and backcountry bowls that'll test the staying power of even experts.
They say snowboarding can be tricky to pick up but once you've moved past being a newcomer, it's fairly comfortable to keep advancing.
Learning somewhere that caters for beginner snowboarders specifically is sure to make the experience even more fun, so we've recommended a few resorts here.
If you'd like to find out more about what you'll need as a newcomer, check out our beginner ski holidays page.
Does your fancy footwork extend beyond the snowpark onto the dance floor? Then you'll need somewhere to go once the day's riding is done.
Enter, Pas de la Casa – a small party town with the bars, drinks and relatively cheap prices to back up its reputation.
Zermatt is also a good shout – with lots of bars offering prices at either end of the scale and over 100 options for evening dining.
Val d'Isere is a bit pricey but it's worth it for the nightlife in one of the world's most famous ski resorts. There are pubs, bistros, traditional Savoyard restaurants and plenty in between.View our deals in resorts best for après and nightlife
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