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Basti Rittig, Bavarian Backcountry

Photograph By Lorenz Holder

Bordering Switzerland, Austria and France -- the three most popular winter-sports countries in Europe -- Germany is often forgotten when it comes to powder and halfpipes. Considering resort sizes and elevations, the statistics do favor its neighbors, but Germany has a long tradition in snowboarding and a respectable scene that should not be underestimated.