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Itching to learn or show off tricks, flicks and spins? Head to a resort with a snow park – like Soldeu, home to Snowpark El Tarter. It's decked out with different levels of rails, jumps, boxes and even a half-pipe.
Or make a beeline for Mayrhofen and have a go at one of the biggest snow parks 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 snow parks 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 glide through the backcountry on your snowboard.
Sauze d'Oulx has lots of tree-lined runs. The Rio Nero's wooded piste in particular has won a legion of fans – though 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. There's also a boardercross course and massive snow park in the Plateaux sector.
If there's a heaven for powder lovers, it probably looks like Whistler after a heavy fall of snow. It's got glorious glades, gnarly couloirs and backcountry bowls that'll even test experts.
They say snowboarding can be tricky to pick up, but once you've mastered the basics, it's easier to advance.
Learning somewhere that caters specifically for beginner snowboarders is sure to make the experience even more fun, so we've recommended a few resorts here.
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 snow park 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 a big reputation, and loads of great-value bars.
Zermatt's also a good shout. It's got lots of bars offering prices at either end of the scale and over 100 options for evening dining.
Val d'Isère's a bit pricey but it's worth it. There are pubs, bistros, traditional Savoyard restaurants and plenty in between.View our deals in resorts that are best for après and nightlife