4. It's always on, whatever the weather
Occasional freakily high winds aside, you never have to worry about the forecast. Rain is, in fact, good news – the extra moisture on the slope makes it even easier to ride. Watch the video below to see how little it bothered the riders at Go Big Or Go Home 2013:
Plus most slopes are usually open til late at night, so you can go for a burn after school or work; and while it may not be the X Games pipe, riding under floodlights is frickin’ cool.