For many people, the pleasure of the slopes isn’t found on a pair of skis. Slaloming down a mountain on a single board is how they get their kicks and you might find snowboarding to be your ideal winter pastime. It’s not as hard to learn as you might think it is and offers many pleasures from trick jumps to weaving in and out of natural obstacles. It might take a while before you tackle your first half-pipe or show off with an Indy Grab, but you’ll have enormous fun getting there.

Club Med offers the perfect playground to get lessons, practice your tricks and share stories about your latest faceplant with friends and family in luxurious surroundings.

Our recommended resorts for snowboarding holidays: