Elsewhere in the world, snowboarders rarely get the kind of special treatment they’re used to in Colorado. With some of the best snowboarders and winter extreme sports player descending on Vail, Aspen, and Copper Mountain for worldwide competitions, snowboarding is a serious business in the mountains of Colorado. Here are a few of the top spots for snowboarders in Colorado for all abilities:
- Winter Park Resort. This massive ski resort boasts six terrain parks just for snowboarders, a huge superpipe and 85 features overall. This is one of the many Meccas of snowboarders in the state. Fun fact: most of the features, such as the Rail Yard and the Bouncer, are named to honor the railroad history of the area.
- Vail Mountain. Vail is one of the most popular ski towns in Colorado, and features three massive terrain parks to go along with over 5,000 acres of ski terrain. The terrain parks here are notably well-kept and spacious.
- Telluride Ski Resort. Telluride features some of the most family and beginner-friendly terrain parks for snowboarders in the region. Beginners or families with small children can start at the excellent Ute Terrain Park and move up to the Misty Maiden or Hoot Brown as they get better.
Chad Boulter has shredded all of these places in training for major and minor competitions around the world. He earned his first snowboarding sponsorship at age 21, and has been vying for a place on the United States Olympic team ever since. He has a house in the Colorado mountains and family in Jupiter, Florida.
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