X Games

Snowboarding in Bavaria

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Benny Urban, Munich

Photograph By Lorenz Holder

In closing, Munich isn't so bad as a winter destination. Luckily it's also well prepared to host the X Games, as it's Europe's city with the most skateparks, and -- being the first and only X Games location that features mountain biking -- also offers fun, small mountain bike trails along the Isar river that start right downtown. And for those who still want to stick to their snowboards in the summer: If you're prepared to jump in the river, Munich is even good for a real summer shred. (Just make sure the rowers don't get in your way.)