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12 Reasons Why Snowboarding in North America is Better Than in Europe

We love you France, but I'm afraid these are true...

Their snowboard instructors are actually snowboarders…

Corbin Clement, a snowboard instructor at Windells camp, Mt Hood. Photo: Windells
Corbin Clement, a snowboard instructor at Windells camp, Mt Hood. Photo: Eic Hofman/Windells

…instead of skiers in disguise

Photo: ESF
Photo: ESF

They build proper parks…

Photo: Park City
Photo: Park City

…like actual proper parks…

Photo: Brian Finestone/Whistler Blackcomb
Photo: Brian Finestone/Whistler Blackcomb

…instead of just paying a bored Frenchman to poke piles of slush around with a shovel

Photo: Tom Ewbank
Photo: Tom Ewbank

They have ‘lift hosts’ who ensure every chair is full…

Photo: Shutterstock
Photo: Shutterstock

…so there’s less of this

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Photo: shutterstock

Plus there are fewer people…

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Photo: Shutterstock

…and more of them are snowboarders

Photo: Matt Stensland / Keystone Kid of the Week
Photo: Matt Stensland / Keystone Kid of the Week

They open up a lot of the backcountry…

Photo: Silverton Mountain
Photo: Silverton Mountain

…so you can ride more of this

Photo: Shutterstock
Photo: Shutterstock

But it’s still patrolled…

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Photo: shutterstock

…so you don’t have to worry so much about this

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Photo: shutterstock

They believe in service with a smile…

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Photo: shutterstock

…instead of sneering the whole time

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Photo: Shutterstock

A regular apartment looks like this…

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Photo: shutterstock

…not this

Photo: Le Prariond
Photo: Le Prariond

And hot-tubs come as standard

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Photo: shutterstock

…so you can party like this

Photo: Avalanche Sharks
Photo: Avalanche Sharks

Or like this if you prefer

Photo: Distratify.com
Photo: Distratify.com

In a lot of states this is legal…

Photo: Shutterstock
Photo: Shutterstock

…and even where it’s not, they all do it anyway

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Photo: shutterstock

And when you get hungry You can get almost any food you want anywhere – sushi, steak, you name it…

Photo: Whistler White Spot Restaurant
Photo: Whistler White Spot Restaurant

…as opposed to everywhere serving cheese, cheese and more cheese

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Plus the portions are enormous, and cheap…

Photo: theflyinghelminskis.blogspot.co.uk
Photo: theflyinghelminskis.blogspot.co.uk

…and they even give out free cookies and hot chocolate on the slopes!

Photo: Epicski.com
Photo: Epicski.com

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