SheShreds Picks: Best Winter Resorts in 2015-2016 - Part One

December 07, 2015

SheShreds Picks: Best Winter Resorts in 2015-2016 - Part One

Best Resorts for Women Snowboarders & SkiersThe SheShreds Crew is stoked for the winter season and to celebrate our excitement we wanted to bring you some of our favorite winter resort picks from our athletes and ambassadors. Being female riders and skiers, we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite places to ride this season. Without further ado, let's check out some of the best places to go snowboarding and skiing in North America with the SheShreds Crew.

Killington, Vermont, USA - Pick By: Ambassador, Erin Witherspoon

Killington Vermont Skiing & Snowboarding

Why is it your favorite?

It was the first big time resort I ever went to on the East Coast outside of New Jersey/Pennsylvania. It blew me away. The atmosphere of the ski town, the amount of trails, how big the mountains were.. It made me feel like there was so much more to the snowboarding world.. but that it wasn't the mountain that I was conquering for the first time, it was myself. I had never ridden anywhere that even compared to Killington and I had to conquer any fear or doubt that I had about my abilities as a snowboarder.

What kind of rider/skier are you?

All mountain, getting more into park.

What is your favorite trail there and why?

The Stash - wooden features in the woods! So rad.

When is the best time to go there?

All the time. But get there early, they close when it gets dark (no night riding).

Do you have a local-only tip? If so share it, if it's not too revealing.

I'm not a VT local.. but there's really good pub down the road with killer nachos. Best nachos I've ever had. Back Behind Saloon and they're the "Nachos El Grande" with tortilla chips topped with chili, refried beans, salsa, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, tomatoes, black olives and jalapeño peppers... SO GOOD!   Click here for discount lift tickets to Killington!

Snowbowl, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - Pick By: Ambassador, Kai Roshto

Snowbowl Flagstaff Arizona

Why is it your favorite?

Snowbowl is my favorite resort because I love speeding down the terrain park and large bowl!!

What kind of rider/skier are you? 

I am terrain and park snowboarder.

What is your favorite trail there and why?

My favorite trail in Snowbowl is Spur Cat Walk to Big Bowl because I love the narrow trail that opens up into a huge bowl!

When is the best time to go there?

The best time to go there is when they get fresh powder with Arizona it is not always a given to get snow!!

Leogang (Loigom City), Salzburgerland, Austria - Pick By: Ambassador, Marielle Schifferling

Leogang Skiing & Snowboarding

Why is it your favorite?

After the first time I came here I never left. Love at first sight. It is like a second home to me. I am attracted to the quietness and the awesome people living there. It is now part of the biggest skiing area in Austria and has all the possibilities you need. Everybody knows everybody... It is like homecoming for me! It will always have a special place in my heart.

What kind of rider/skier are you?

I love freeriding! Unfortunately the conditions are not always perfect for that, but there is nothing better than riding fresh Powder...Bouncing on those fluffy white pillow hills... It is a dream coming true...The Art of Flight feeling I call it ;) Love, passion and freedom.

What is your favorite trail there and why?

Don't have one! Still to be discovered!? I like to explore and open for en spots...

When is the best time to go there?

Would say end of January or February...Chance for the best snow conditions ;)

Do you have a local-only tip? If so share it, if it's not too revealing.

A nuff ;) but then it would not be a local-only tip anymore!

Powder Mountain Ski Resort, Eden, Utah, USA - Pick By: Ambassador, Hayley Steed

Powder Mountain Ski & Snowboard Resort in Utah

Why is it your favorite?

Powder Mountain is my favorite resort because it is huge and it is never busy.

What kind of rider/skier are you?

I would say I am a park and all-mountain rider.

What is your favorite trail there and why?

Cobabe Canyon, it is a 3 mile long, winding, and scenic trail.

When is the best time to go there?

Anytime!

Do you have a local-only tip? If so share it, if it's not too revealing.

She Shreds has Ladies night almost every Wednesday there.  Click HERE for discount lift tickets to Powder Mountain!

Smugglers Notch, Jeffersonville, Vermont, USA - Pick By: Ambassador, Virginia Buechel

Smuggler's Notch Resort in Vermont

Why is it your favorite?

I grew up riding Smuggs. Learned to ski at 2 years old and then starting boarding at 7 years old there. My family goes up every year and we have just grown up so much there. I learned to ride there and how to really grow my passion for snowboarding. It is on the other side of Stowe Mountain so it's a bit quieter there and filled with more locals and families, rather than the busy hussle and bussle of the ski crowd.

What kind of rider/skier are you?

I would say I'm a woods and terrain rider. I always am in search of new glades and moguls to conquer.

What is your favorite trail there and why?

I would have to say my favorite is Bermuda. It is a glade trail that is probably about a half a mile long. The beginning is sketchy in some spots with some small cliffs and steep areas, but after you conquer that section it flattens out to a every wide and cruise-worthy area that allows you to find some stash of powder and some fun chutes.

When is the best time to go there?

I would say the best time to go is Mid-February to Mid-March. There is enough powder in the woods for a good base and you can get dumped on with some fresh powder.

Do you have a local-only tip? If so share it, if it's not too revealing.

Best tip is to head in the Hearth & Candle for a bit of an expensive dinner, but SO worth it. Amazing food and really chill and relaxing atmosphere after a day on the mountain.  Click HERE for discount lift tickets to Smuggler's Notch!

Multiple Resorts - Social Media Director, Kelly Vance (Founder of Shred Betties)

Mt. Bachelor Ski & Snowboard Resort in Oregon

Can I give a list? I have a lot of favorites!

Silverton (Silverton, CO) - epic terrain and a real backcountry experience without so much hiking.

Aspen Highlands (Aspen, CO) - because it's STEEP. And Highland Bowl. Click HERE for discount lift tickets to Aspen Highlands!

Jackson Hole (Jackson Hole, WY) - because Jackson Hole? The slackcountry terrain there is SO good, if you have avvy gear. Click HERE for discount lift tickets to Jackson Hole!

Mt. Bachelor (Bend, OR) - last but not least, my current local mountain, has a great mix of super fun terrain. And no crowds. Click HERE for discount lift tickets to Mt. Bachelor!

Why is it your favorite?

I really like exploring and finding new spots, so it's hard for me to pick just one resort that is the most fun, but Mt. Bachelor is my local resort, and I love the terrain variety, the natural freestyle elements, and it's really amazing on a powder day.

What kind of rider/skier are you?

Big mountain/Freeride and backcountry

What is your favorite trail there and why?

For me - The backside is amazing when it opens - it's a huge run from the peak down to the bottom of Northwest, and you go from wide open bowls, to funky chutes with wind lips and side hits everywhere, to amazing steep trees. So fun!

For my kids - Dilly Dally Alley is a kid favorite - it's a tight natural halfpipe through the trees off of Marshmallow. Just follow the ski school groups and you'll find it. Old Skyliner is my oldest's favorite, it winds through the trees with some steep and narrow sections to add to the adventure.

When is the best time to go there?

Probably March - wind often closes the summit lift in the coldest months of winter. Bachelor is really fun on spring slushy days, and tends to get decent snow in March as well.

Do you have a local-only tip? If so share it, if it's not too revealing.

If you're coming with kids, park at Sunrise lodge instead of West Village. It has all of the amenities, and Sunrise is the most fun for the littles.

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