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Top Three Snowboarding Destinations in Europe 2

Posted on September 07, 2013 by Paul Clough
Mayrhofen Ski Resort is one of the top skiing and snowboarding destinations in Europe

Mayrhofen Ski Resort is one of the top skiing and snowboarding destinations in Europe

Picking a snow resort to head to for the winter is like picking lunch from an endless menu – there’s just so much to choose from. And it’s not just the resort you get your pick of, there are hotels at the base of different mountains, all-inclusive or half-board and whether to opt for a luxury lodge or humble hostel; you could drive yourself a bit mad going through your options but hopefully the Snowfusion & Extremepie list of the top 3 Snowboarding destinations in Europe will help you narrow it down just a bit.

Mayrhofen, Austria
Mayrhofen tops our list because it’s got the best of everything – superb location, excellent facilities for everyone from the novice to the seasoned pro, and thanks to its proximity to the Hintertux Glacier it offers all year-round boarding too. The resort is characterized by its laid-back and relaxed vibe and recognized for the superb Vans Penken Park; the best to be found in Europe.  If you’re after a resort that offers more than the top-quality free riding terrain to really enjoy your own on-piste adventures then this is the one for you. Mayrhofen is world renowned for its additional events so if you fancy a little time away from your own snow bombing downhill, then you can enjoy watching others while you enjoy a beer slope side. Read the rest of this entry →

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