Hey Surf+Snow. Not to get off subject but how are the resorts you mentioned? I've got a buddy that lives in Germany and thought about going to visit him and hitting some mountains near there. I'm not exactly sure where he's at. Near a U.S. military base.
In Germany, I only go to "Garmisch-Partenkirchen" in the south of Bavaria and close to the border of Austria. The Resort is very good and the little village is beautiful (not a lot of nightlife), but the quality is above average when compared to the famous Resorts in Austria, Switzerland, France and North America. Nonetheless, it has a very cool mountain peak called the "Zugspitze", which is Germany's tallest peak and you get to snowboard on top of a glacier, it has a very nice freestyle park and to get up there you get to ride a train that goes inside a mountain tunnel and then you travel to the base on the peak via a large gondola.
As far as Austria and Switzerland, they have the best Resorts in Europe and tons of options in terms of rides, cost and quality. I have been to Kitzbühel, St. Anton, Innsbruck and Sölden in Austria and Davos, Klosters and St. Moritz in Switzerland. It is definitely much cheaper to go to Austria, than Germany and Switzerland. I don't think I will be going any time soon to Switzerland, since it is outrageously expensive. Although I have to admit that Davos is where I've had the most fun in Europe.
I still prefer snowboarding in the US at Colorado, Lake Tahoe, Park City Utah, New Mexico, Breckenridge and Beaver Creek and I went once to Whistler in Canada and fell in love with it. Nonetheless, I think that snowboarding in Europe has a certain mystique and elegance, the Alps are outstanding, the Apres Ski is awesome and you can go to many Resorts in a very short travel time.
Last week, I went with some friends to Bovec-Kanin in Slovenia which is close to Sella Nevea, Italy. Slovenia was very cheap and me and my buddies had a fantastic time there! The place is unbelievably cheap! We stayed at a HUGE chalet with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, hot tub, flat screen TV's and located in the city center, and it was only €50 per. The lift tickets were like €18-20 per day with student discount and the cool thing is that you get to snowboard across the border from Slovenia into Italy and you have access to both mountains with your lift ticket. The Italian side is much better (Sella Nevea). I think that Italy is also a good option, in terms of quality vs. cost, but I still have yet to explore it.