Beauty shots of snowboarders and snowboarding towns around the US.
Inspired by surfing and skateboarding in the `60s and `70s, snowboarding became a Winter Olympic Sport in 1998.
About.com reported that in 2000, snowboarding was the fastest-growing sport in the US.
The US took home 5 Olympic medals for snowboarding, 2 of which were gold, during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
Snowboarder Maribeth Swetkoff competing in the Roxy Chicken Jam on Mammoth Mountain in California.
Jamie Anderson rocking out during the Roxy Chicken Jam.
One ride down this hill is never enough. Snowboarders go for another run on Mammoth Mountain in California.
A snowboarder jumps through the air during an FIS competition in the Macedonian ski resort of Mavrovo.
The Grand Lodge Crested Butte Hotel in Colorado boasts great activities on and off the mountain.
Outside Magazine named Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort the No. 1 ski resort in the US in 2008.
Next time you're at Snowbird Ski, check out their daily and multi-week ski/snowboarding lessons for all ages.