Bench the ’boards. Snowskates are the on-mountain novelty
du jour. Picture skateboards without wheels — or snowboards sans bindings — and you have a slider capable of skateboard-style tricks. To keep runaway equipment from careening down the slopes, ski resorts relegate them to snow parks. Try them out at Telluride (866-287-5015, www.tellurideskiresort.com), Kirkwood near Lake Tahoe (877-547-5966, www.kirkwood.com), and Smugglers’ Notch in Vermont (800-451-8752, www.smuggs.com).