The Five 2023 Women’s Snowboards Curated Experts LovePublished on 05/19/2023 · 5 min readAfter demoing several different snowboards at Powder Mountain Resort, Snowboarding Experts Arielle Busch and Sydney Johnson list their top five favorites for 2023 women's snowboards!
Curated Snowboarding Experts help thousands of people every season find the right snowboard setup for them. From testing dozens of boards at Powder Mountain in Utah, here are our top five picks on our favorite women's snowboards and what Snowboarding Experts Sydney Johnson and Arielle Busch have to say about them. Just so you know, they are unsponsored and unaffiliated with any of these brands; these are their honest opinions on the boards.
Watch the video below to follow along in our conversation!
[Sydney] At number five, we have the Twin Sister, which Jones claims is a freestyle, all-mountain board for those riders who are looking to turn the entire mountain into their park. The edge hold on this board is really great. And while it is stiff, it’s not too stiff to where you can't have fun.
I was able to carve really aggressively and navigate between trees throughout my whole day on this board. I felt any jump I could land solidly, and I found I could ride this board switch or regular and still feel the same results in my landings. There’s no chatter underfoot with this Twin Sister. I was able to hit those side hits, really play around, and get the spring in the pop that I needed to get the air and to get the turn that I would like out of the board.
I think this board would be fantastic for somebody who wants to start adding some style into their riding, but is more of an all-mountain rider than a freestyle rider. If you're a true park rat, you won't want something as stiff as this board. But if you’re a really aggressive rider who has fun in the park but also tackles the big mountain, this is a great board for you.
I would specifically recommend this board to female rippers who want to keep up with all the other riders or skiers, or for those who like to show everyone up on the mountain. The Jones Twin Sister is for those riders who are aggressive but like to have fun and add a lot of style to their riding.
[Sydney] At number four, we have the Burton Story Board.
[Arielle] Burton claims that this board is the ultimate women's freeride shape for snowboards, features no chatter, and is great throughout the trees.
While it’s an aggressive board, it's not necessarily going to help you turn, so you’ll need to really know how to. There's also no rocker in this bad boy, so you need to be able to get on your edges on your own. Further, it's pretty stiff and has got some nice pop.
The Story Board is aggressive and hard charging for all my lady rippers out there who want to get into some deep carves to get into some trees. Though this board is not meant for a beginner, nor even an intermediate. It’s more for the advanced freerider who wants to get into those steeps and deeps.
[Sydney] At number three, we have the GNU Ladies Choice.
[Arielle] This is Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson's fun, freestyle choice, and it carves, flies, and floats through the whole mountain.
The Ladies Choice features carbon power bands with radical response and pop. It’s stable and easy to turn, and I can really feel the asymmetrical twin profile. As a friendly, mid-flex board, it's super playful. It’s a more aggressive, female, all-mountain board that you can take into the park and then make the whole mountain your playground with.
At speed, the Ladies Choice offers control, stability, and I didn’t experience any chatter—it really just wants to fly. I did take it into some uneven terrain, and it was able to absorb anything, so it's super damp.
I would definitely add this board into my quiver as my freestyle-oriented, softer-flexing, playful board. It’s definitely not a noodle, because it can certainly withstand some more aggressive riding as well.
[Sydney] At number two, we have the Salomon Bellevue.
[Arielle] This board was designed for ladies looking for precise edge control. Whether they are ripping powder or carving groomers, this thing is going to nail through powder like a boat floating on top. Because it's got backseat camber, when I did get into my carves, it almost felt like I had this driving force behind me. Overall, it’s a wonderful freeride board.
What I really liked about it was that it felt very short; I rode it at 148cm, but it almost rode like a 144cm. And because it was a little bit wider in between my feet, it felt super nimble edge to edge, and it made my turns very easy—so going through the trees was a blast.
[Sydney] The top women's snowboard of 2023 is the Jones Dream Weaver.
[Arielle] Jones claims that the Dream Weaver is a playful charger. It's a high-performance, all-mountain board with a friendly flex that's perfect for everyday pow and peaks.
It’s unreal whether you're riding through tight trees or making some big, sweeping curves on some wider, groomed runs. It just feels like you're floating—whether you are floating on a groomer or you're actually floating on top of powder. Further, the Dream Weaver’s spooned-out nose and tail on a 3D Contour Base helps to make those tight turns and provides a catch-free feel.
This board would be a great option for someone who is getting into snowboarding, or for riders who have taken some lessons before, and have their turns under their belt. Perhaps they're looking for something that they can take into a little bit of powder.
Overall, the Dream Weaver is an extremely approachable, directional, freeride board that is very playful and super fun to ride.
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