Sometimes you need a great snowboard on a budget. Curated experts make sure to take each snowboarder's budget into account every time they make recommendations. This list brings together their top recommendations for boards under $300. Note, however, that we don't believe in "best of" lists here at Curated – everyone is different and we believe in finding the best gear for you and not generally for the masses. Want a more personalized fit? Don't forget to chat with a Snowboard expert here on Curated for free advice and recommendations on the best board for your needs.
- Rossignol Circuit Snowboard · 2022
- Rossignol Gala Snowboard · 2022
- Rossignol District Black Snowboard · 2022
- K2 Standard Snowboard · 2022
- Nitro Prime Raw Snowboard · 2023
- Academy Team Hybrid Camber Snowboard · 2022
- Ride Wildlife Snowboard · 2022
- Lib Tech Dynamiss Snowboard
- Ride Heartbreaker Snowboard · Women's · 2022
- Ride Benchwarmer Snowboard · 2022
Rossignol Circuit Snowboard · 2022
3/10 softer all-mountain board. Directional shape and flex to make riding powder a lot easier or getting more power into the board when riding your regular direction. The Circuit has a 20/40 camber profile in between the bindings for stability and rocker underfoot to the ends, which makes this board more playful. AmpTek Auto-Turn profile is great for learning without catching edges. The 2cm setback helps you get that extra lift in the powder.
This board is designed for progressing the beginners into intermediate riders. Loaded with technology, like Amp-tech auto turn which will give you a catch-free ride as you hug harder turns. 3/10 flex to stay soft and nimble enough for jibs in the park. All-around great board for the price.
Rossignol Gala Snowboard · 2022
3/10 Softer all-mountain board. Directional shape and flex to make riding powder a lot easier or getting more power into the board when riding your regular direction. AmpTek Auto-Turn profile is great for learning without catching edges. It has just a little camber in the between the bindings for stability and the rest is rocker from underfoot to the ends, which makes this board more playful and easy to learn on.
It's an all-mountain board at heart with a soft flex perfect for starting out. You get the best of both worlds with this board. It has a camber profile between the bindings and rocker at the tip and tail. The camber allows for great edge hold while the rockers keeps you afloat in powder and allows for catch-free turn initiation.
Rossignol District Black Snowboard · 2022
Softer flex (3/10 on soft to stiff scale) which is easy to control and forgiving on sketchy landings. It makes it nice and flexy on the rails. True twin so it'll ride the same either direction! Will be nice for butters too with its flex. Strong extruded base. Rocker/camber/rocker profile gives it some extra pop and stability, plus a little bit of extra float in pow!
The Rossignol District Black is a soft-flexing, playful freestyle board that rocks on blues groomers and sending it in the park. It's an easy-going, fun-oriented board. With a camber/rocker hybrid profile, this board gives you the best of both worlds, and allows you to have some fun buttering on the nose and tail while having additional float in powder if needed!
The District Black offers an affordable price for an amazing deck that is built to handle the entire mountain! Rossi cores are made with 100% sustainably harvested wood. Twin freestyle flex adds pop and balance for enhanced board control. AmpTek Auto-Turn rocker profile to help you float!
K2 Standard Snowboard · 2022
This is the ideal beginner board that's durable enough to follow boarders in their progression to the intermediate level. Make no mistake though, this board doesn't lack on performance by any means. It has a directional rocker profile that's very playful.
Nitro Prime Raw Snowboard · 2023
An all mountain forgiving ripper, with a flat to rocker profile, great for learning on or for those who want to jib and press. 5/10 flex. Directional twin, with their all mnt pop, provides tons of versatility on all types of terrain. This is one of the best budget budget boards ever made and can be ripped hard all over the resort or for the first timer learning how to make some smooth turns. Take to to the parks or streets to get steezy!
Will take you from "trying out" the blacks to crushing them. Not only will this board help you grow as a snowboarder, it won't get boring as you progress. Some learner boards will not perform as you outgrow it. Not this one!
Ride Wildlife Snowboard · 2022
A freerider's dream deck, a mid to softer flex with a big rockered nose, gives you tons of float in the deep goods, but tons of response everywhere else to ensure the untouched and rougher terrain is your ultimate plaything. A bit damper of a ride to be able to cushion the rougher riding the Wildlife is intended for, you can't go wrong if you want to turn it up to 11 out on the mountain with the Wildlife!
This board was built with the all-mountain voyager in mind. Whether you are ripping steeps, exploring the trees, carving on groomers, or popping off of side hits; this rig will take you through it. With a solid medium flex, a directional taper, and a hybrid camber profile, there isn't much that the Wildlife can't do.
Lib Tech Dynamiss Snowboard
- Aggressive, high-performance snowboarding.
- The directional nose, slightly tapered tail, and poppy Aspen/Paulownia core make this an awesome board for any terrain.
- Magne-Traction ensures that no matter the conditions you will be able to confidently and comfortably hold an edge.
Ride Heartbreaker Snowboard · Women's · 2022
Rocker dominant profile but with some camber so it's forgiving without sacrificing response or performance. Amazing dampening Slimewalls and a lightweight nimble core. Great board from park to peak!
Ride Benchwarmer Snowboard · 2022
Any all-mountain or freestyle rider that is on the aggressive side will love what this board brings to the table. It is fast, has soooo much pop, and really snaps out of turns. A nice, and stiff twin for the riders that like to get after it in the park, or anywhere else on the resort. A mostly camber board with rocker in the tip, and tail. That combined with its stiffer flex gives this board all the control, pop, and stability any aggressive rider would love, but can still turn in tight spaces. Double impact plates, carbon stringers, and a stone ground sintered base, this board is loaded with tech that is normally in boards that are normally $650+. This is a really strong board that should hold up really well for heavier riders.
It has impact plates to make the board much stronger and more resistant to breaks. The traditional camber makes it great for all-mountain riding. This is an asymmetrical twin with a different heelside and toeside radius to help with carving and balance. This one is more geared towards the park and is built to be lightweight and extra strong.
Rossignol Revenant Snowboard · 2021
If you're looking for an all-mountain board to really do it all, this thing is a gem! Amptech technology gives you crazy control in any condition, float is impeccable and the serrated edges will keep you confident even on the iciest days. Mid flex is at home in the park as well as it is in the backcountry.
The Revenant is a hard-charging directional board with serrated edges to give you extra stability and overall edge grip! Greens, blues, trees and pow stashes. 8/10 flex is built to handle the gnarliest of terrain. Rocker/camber/rocker gives you power, response and pop for hitting jumps.
Serrated edges grip ice and hard pack to dig a trench when needed. A bit more flexible and less chattery, which gives it less vibrations under foot when riding comfortably.
Rossignol Airis Snowboard · 2022
This is a great board to progress on. It has a medium flex rating so you can really push its limits and stretch your legs. It is also a directional twin, so you can still ride switch for those park laps and side hits. Beginners and advanced riders can have fun on this board and take it anywhere. Rocker/Camber/Rocker profile gives you the flexibility to float, the stability to rip, and everything in between!
Designed to replace the frenemy- this all-mountain freestyle deck has a good balanced medium flex, serrated edges for edge hold, AmpTek rocker camber profile is poppy and responsive, and twin shape makes it good both ways and wherever you take it!
Intermediate-advanced riders looking for a seriously do-it-all deck with a silky sintered based and hybrid versatile camrock profile. Top that all off with a perfect mid flex!
Decathlon SNB 100 Snowboard · 2022
This board is meant to hit the whole mountain! It's a super versatile deck that floats well in deep powder, has very soft torsional rigidity, and great edge grip. It will be a lively board, but it still gives you a touch of control.
Decathlon SNB 100 Snowboard · Women's · 2022
This board can handle everything well, a directional twin to make riding switch a breeze while also giving you a little bit more nose for those deep days on the mountain. With a mid flex and standard camber this board is capable of handling everything from off piste, deep carves, and park jumps while staying playful and forgiving with its rocker nose and tail points. Great board for an intermediate to advanced rider, who wants a board that can handle any day on the mountain with ease!
K2 Kandi Youth Snowboard · Girls' · 2022
Softer flex to make it easier for a beginner and allows for progression. Twin shaped profile for versatility and a rocker under the feet to help make turning easier.
K2 Vandal Snowboard · Boys' · 2022
Ideal for the young grom who wants to get better in the park and have a high-quality, freestyle-focused deck to take it to the next level. Soft 3/10 flex and rocker in the tip and tail make it ideal for jibbing and park playfulness. Enough capability for floating in deeper snow and cruising all-mountain, but it shines in freestyle.
Head Transit Snowboard · 2023
Reverse camber aka 'Rocker' makes for easy turn initiation and will help you to progress your ninja snowboarding training. A playful design that will have you exploring new features and terrain as you venture into some harder stuff.
A softer flexing rocker profile board that is great for the beginner rider looking to get into the sport! Easy board architecture makes for easy turn initiation and a poplar wood core makes this board responsive and durable!
Head the Day Snowboard · 2020
This board floats super well in the powder, but it rips through groomers with camber under the bindings. It has a surf-inspired shape with rocker up the wide nose, making this a powder junkies' dream! It has a full wood core and a bamboo strip right down the middle. You can split this board and have a bamboo sidewall, which is waterproof!
Want a high quality pow board that does the job without costing a fortune? This is it! Maximum float with a lot of rocker in the nose and a set back stance on this one! Its got a medium flex which makes it nice and forgiving for those beginner intermediate riders.
Burton Process Smalls Snowboard · 2022
This would be a board that your son could progress into, since it is on the medium flex end, rather than softer and more forgiving, but I am going to put it out there for you to consider. It is the right length for his weight and height put together. Beginner to intermediate Riders who would like to take it in the park or all-mountain, and who would like to avoid catching an edge. He can ride both directions on this board.
Burton's classic twin-shaped softer flexing freestyle deck, designed for all types of terrain riding, from groomers to park to pow. Made with the same high-quality construction as the adult boards. It has a flat-to-rocker profile, which is great for learning and for those young riders who are ripping hard...great for all skill levels.
- The younger rider looking to progress their riding through the roof!
- The Process is a board that is at home anywhere on the hill.
Burton Yeasayer Smalls Snowboard · Women's · 2022
Another very fun all-mountain board for girls who are looking to keep progressing! It has a flat profile with a nose and tail which are rockered to have more of a catch free forgiving ride. This board is lots of fun!
Rossignol Sawblade Snowboard · 2022
This board has some awesome tech for the newer or progressing snowboarder. AmpTek Autoturn is a combination of rocker and camber that helps the rider turn smoother and with less edge catching. 3S Serrated edges to keep a strong grip even on icy conditions. Twin shape so they can ride either direction with ease. Softer medium flex for easy maneuverability.
Soft and forgiving all mountain ripper that will crush any groomers, and can even smash it it in park. Take it in the trees and even enjoys some nice powder stashes. Has 3s serrated edges for good edge hold in the icy conditions. This board is a true do it all ripper!
DC Biddy Snowboard · Women's · 2022
5/10 flex and rocker profile make this board stable and forgiving! The DC Biddy was designed for the intermediate-advanced rider. It's mid-flex and rocker/flat/rocker profile will take your riding to the next level!
Dreamscape by Decathlon Endzone 500 Snowboard · 2021
Practicing riding switch (other foot forward), feeling balanced - and once you start progressing, it will keep up with you and feel super playful! A great board to learn on.
Nidecker Mellow Snowboard · 2022
This modern directional board will rip anything from powder to bumps! 8/10 flex so definitely on the stiffer end, the Nidecker Mellow has plenty of room in the nose and a shorter tail which is optimal for floating in the white stuff. The Camber/Rocker profile is ideal for charging through any of those choppy bumpy trails while the directional profile will allow for optimal flotation in the powder!
A rider's favorite board that blends a modern directional outline with versatile surf style performance. Medium stiff flex for deep carves and charging it down the mountain. It's a genuine all-mountain ripper.
Burton Chicklet Snowboard · Kids' · 2022
The Chicklet is an awesome board to learn on, with Burton quality that will last. The flat profile and catch-free design makes learning turns easier, and the twin shape means it rides and feels the same both ways.
The twin shape is ideal for helping them figure out which foot they like to lead on. Beveled edges make it almost impossible for them to catch an edge on too!
Salomon Grail Snowboard · Kids' · 2023
Salomon's top-selling lil grom entry-level board. Twin-shaped, soft flexing, featuring Salomon's Bowl Skate Base made for easy turning with bite-free edges to reduce catching an edge. All-mountain board, great for exploring the whole resort with a smile on your lil ones face!
Salomon Sleepwalker Grom Snowboard · 2021
All-mountain freestyle deck that rips! Playful forgiving flex with a rockout camber hybrid profile. This profile gives you best of both worlds in edge hold and response. True twin shape so you can progress your switch riding and play in the terrain park.
The true twin shaped Sleepwalker Grom is focused on park and features Rock Out Camber for a mix of forgiveness, edge control and a Popster Construction for more boost off the lip. BiteFree Edges take the slams out of learning new tricks.
Ride Zero Snowboard · 2022
A medium flex asym option from ride! Twin hybrid rocker profile that has a slightly tapered shape and a more rocker than camber is responsive and forgiving. It's paired with Ride's Slimewall tech which offers a damp ride and nice energy transfer from edge to edge.
Rome Lo-Fi Snowboard · Women's · 2021
This versatile all-mountain board with a CamRock profile is the best of both worlds in edge hold and response. It has medium flexing so it is supportive when cruising groomers and hitting those steeper runs. Directional twin gives you additional float on pow days! Whether it's greens, blues, terrain park, trees, or pow, this board is fully loaded so you can shred a bit of everything on the mountain with confidence. It is snappy and responsive, so it also does great off a jump with those increased camber zones!
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