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.
- Arbor Foundation Rocker Snowboard · 2023
- Arbor Ethos Rocker Snowboard · Women's · 2023
- Salomon Lotus Snowboard · Women's · 2023
- Burton Ripcord Snowboard · 2023
- K2 Standard Snowboard · 2023
- Ride Twinpig Snowboard · 2023
- Arbor Formula Rocker Snowboard · 2023
- K2 Raygun Pop Snowboard · 2023
- Decathlon Park & Ride 500 Snowboard · 2024
- Decathlon SNB 100 Snowboard · 2024
Arbor Foundation Rocker Snowboard · 2023
The Arbor Foundation Snowboard is a medium flex board that is ideal for hitting whatever features you can find on the mountain and the grip tech underfoot ensures you have control when you need it. This classic, all-around, all-mountain board has a parabolic rocker that is ideal for a surfy ride, natural float, and buttery turns and spins! This board will cruise the groomers and ride the park with ease.
The Arbor Foundation Snowboard is a medium flex board that is ideal for hitting whatever features you can find on the mountain and the grip tech under foot ensures you have control when you need it. This classic, all-around, all-mountain board has a parabolic rocker that is ideal for a surfy ride, natural float, and buttery turns and spins!
A high-quality do-it-all board. System Rocker profile so it is shaped like a "banana" and the points of contact are between your feet. Easy to turn and playful. Great for cruising groomers and riding park. GripTech for added edge hold on those icy days.
Arbor Ethos Rocker Snowboard · Women's · 2023
This is a fully rockered deck that will be quite noodly and playful. This means that the edges curve away from the snow instead of towards it, so turn initiation is easier and catch free. If you like to get buttery and and surfy, this is the deck for you!
Salomon Lotus Snowboard · Women's · 2023
Summary: The Salomon Lotus is a beginner/intermediate board that's great for pushing your boundaries and conquering new terrain! It's a very forgiving board and will make you quite confident in your progression! It's soft flexing and therefore playful so you'll never feel like you have to fight it and will have full control over your riding!
- The edge of this board is fully detuned straight from the factory, this means that you're less likely to randomly catch and edge and fall on this board than you would be on other boards!
- this board is a directional twin which means it's nearly identical from end to end. This makes it super versatile and great for riding in either direction if you want to explore riding with either leg forward! The nose is just ever so slightly bigger than the tail which helps it cruise through deeper snow on powder days!
Personal thoughts: this is one of those boards that is great if you're a beginner but it'll also totally stand up to more technical riding, making it great for intermediates as well!
Burton Ripcord Snowboard · 2023
Solid deck for progressing on, with its flat profile, you'll get a catch-free ride so you get tons of room for freedom of trying new things and keeping your confidence levels up! The softer flex gives you a ton of opportunities to get jibby in the park if you so desire but keeps the ride as a whole, mellow. Not much this deck won't be able to do all over the mountain.
Softest of the three, an amazing bang for buck and a similar vibe to what you have already been riding. Easy edge transitions, ready to tackle the whole mountain!
K2 Standard Snowboard · 2023
The K2 Standard Snowboard is a great choice for those just getting started in the sport, or for intermediate riders looking to improve their skills on a forgiving, playful deck. It's made with a Catch-Free Rocker Baseline that moves the contact points off the snow for an intuitive and easy-going ride. Combines a soft flex and snappy Aspen wood core. Biaxially woven fiberglass hugs the aspen core and gives the board edge hold needed to handle higher speeds as you progress and explore new terrain. Directional twin, so you can play while moving in either direction as you fine tune your skills. It also uses Rocker Profile, featuring K2s Catch Free tune-that is flat in between the bindings and rockered just outside them as well. This results in easy release and initiation of each toe side or heel side turn. Easier turn release from the turns will equal faster progression. The package is rounded out with an Extruded 2000 base which is forgiving, durable and always ready for more fun.
Ride Twinpig Snowboard · 2023
This snowboard is a great twin option for floating in pow, hitting up the park, and cruising! The stability of the wide platform let you size down and still reap the benefits of a snowboard a few sizes larger!!
Arbor Formula Rocker Snowboard · 2023
Parabolic Rocker, flex rating 5/10, so sits right in the middle of playful with some moderate stiffness for support and durability. The Formula Rocker utilizes an all mountain twin shape, manageable flex, and lively sinister core. This board leverages decades of real life results of riders that have been on it year after year. This is the perfected formula (pun totally intended). This board can rip all over the mountain, is catered to intermediate riders and beyond. Directional twin, so you're totally free to ride as much switch as you'd like. This is the surfy ride with natural float, buttery turns and spins, and catch free tracking across the snow, with some unreal edge hold.
The Arbor Formula Rocker is perfect for the all mountain rider who likes to keep things simple and to the point. A perfect twin shaped snowboard with a rocker profile will ride surfy and playful, a super easy board for most riders to get on. Coming in with a 5/10 flex, this option from Arbor won’t feel to soft or stiff. Grip-Tech tri-radial sidecut with designed contact points under the toes and edges will keep this board locked in on any hard pack or icy terrain.
K2 Raygun Pop Snowboard · 2023
The 2023 K2 Raygun Pop is a very well known intermediate board in the all mountain realm of snowboarding. It can jib, jump, stomp and slash, so in other words it is one of the most versatile decks on the market. It loves resort groomed runs just as much as park laps and coveted stashes of pow. A nice blend of camber and rocker, it gives reliability and stability without being too aggressive. Better yet, it wont break the bank! Intermediate and advanced riders unite!
An award winning all-mountain board comes at a killer price for the quality construction and versatility. Directional twin that has great control, a bit extra pop, yet with a nimble and playful feel suited to those in the beginner-intermediate range. A great board for progression at an even better price.
Groomer-cruisers, freestylers that like to jump and hug rails, any boarder looking for a quiver of one.
Decathlon Park & Ride 500 Snowboard · 2024
Medium flexing all-mountain freestyle board guided more towards intermediate-advanced riders! 6/10 flex for all-mountain versatility. Directional twin with a combination of rocker and camber for a stable ride. Sintered base on this board makes it built for speed!
A wide board great for on-piste and hitting up the park. You can also set the bindings back far for powder!
Decathlon SNB 100 Snowboard · 2024
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.
Arbor Formula Camber Snowboard · 2023
The Formula from Arbor is the perfect recipe for a great time all over the mountain. Thanks to its twin shape, a mid-flex and the rocker profile you will be hitting anything from park, groomers, or powder. In this particular model with camber it will make less aggressive when leaning on the edge. The Formula will provide incredible grip, pop and reliability from someone starting out to someone looking to improve their skills.
If you are looking for a lively board that is going to pop when you want it to and hold and edge when you need it to, look no further! The Arbor Formula Camber is designed for the all-mountain rider who wants a solid board that can handle some hard charging and not feel too stiff. Coming in with a mid-flex and twin shape, riding switch or learning some new freestyle tricks will come with ease.
A true all-mountain twin that can handle all areas of the mountain with ease!! Parabolic camber keeps you locked in on the carves, and gives you nice pop as well! Equally as comfortable in the park as it is in the pow and on the steeps! GripTech so handles well on ice.
Roxy Raina Snowboard · Women's · 2023
This board has a playful, medium-soft flex that was designed to help you progress all over the mountain. The directional twin shape + c2 camber/rocker makes it a great board for progressing your turns, learning/riding switch, and will float well in pow. MagneTraction will ensure that the board is gripping no matter what type of terrain you're riding.
Dreamscape by Decathlon Endzone 500 Snowboard · Women's · 2024
A fun flexing, easy to turn, true twin. This board is great for beginners looking for a forgiving ride, that is catch-free, and playful due to its flat to rocker profile, and its softer flex. Also, due to those same traits, this will make any freestyle rider happy with how easily it butters, and turns at slower speeds. Very solid board for the price! Beginner-intermediate riders looking for fun, easy to turn, flexible board that won't break the bank.
Decathlon SNB 100 Snowboard · Women's · 2024
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 Dreamsicle Snowboard · Women's · 2023
The K2 Dreamsicle is truely a dream board that turns the entire mountain into your own playground. Featuring a directional twin shape that rides smooth and easy, softer flexing coming in at 4/10, this option from K2 is blast to ride and will leave you lapping the mountain all day long. More designed for beginner to intermediate riders, this board is perfect for progression. Any advanced rider looking for a softer option, this is a great board for you!
Arbor Poparazzi Rocker Snowboard · Women's · 2023
One Arbor's most popular women's boards for the rider looking for a board that can do it all around the resort, fun in the trees, and nice in the pow. The rocker profile makes it really easy to ride, catch free, with a smooth surfy feel in and out of turns. Mid flexing board, provides a perfect feel for those who like to charge it, but also want some flex for pressing and doing tricks. A great board for all skill levels, and especially great for those who want a quality board that easy to ride and offers top quality at fair price.
A directional twin from Arbor designed for the lady rider looking for a playful yet durable snowboard. Parabolic rocker from nose to tail will allow for an easy flexing board that will press without any issues. Perfect for any freestyle or all mountain rider looking for a fun snowboard to continue to progress on. Ideal for an interemidate or advanced rider looking for a softer option. 4/10 flex
K2 Broadcast Snowboard · 2023
This is one of K2's do-it-all workhorses, that is designed for versatility, all mountain riding conditions. Camber profile with rocker to the tip and tail, a classic versatile and fun profile for those who like carving, hitting jumps, buttering around, you name it. Slight taper and set back gives this board extra float in pow. An exceptional choice for the person who riding off piste due to the mid-stiff flex mid section, gives this board tons of stability. Fast sintered base.
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.
Jones Prodigy Snowboard · Kids' · 2024
Once again, the spoon-shaped nose and tail will allow for "no-catch" turn initiation and is super confidence-inspiring. The playful flex on this board will allow for some early freestyle progression and the camrock profile will provide float and stability whether ripping the icier terrain on the east coast or the softer stuff out west :) This board is slightly narrower than other youth boards so would want to check on boot size 👌
Salomon Sleepwalker Grom Snowboard · Kids' · 2023
The true twin shaped Sleepwalker Grom is an all mountain freestyle ripper. This board features Rock Out Camber for a mix of forgiveness and edge control, and a Popster Construction for more boost off the lip. BiteFree Edges take the slams out of learning new tricks. Super forgiving and playful feel, great first board to take you to a more advanced level of riding!
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!
K2 Mini Turbo Snowboard · Boys' · 2023
A lightweight core with a forgiving flex and a "catch-free" rocker allows a rider to really get on edge without the stress of those frontside or backside whippers. Great board for a beginner but can be taken up a notch as the young rider progresses.
Salomon Grace Snowboard · Kids' · 2023
This one is a little beveled to keep those edges up for you so you don't have to warry about catching. Flay all the way so itll hold up as you get better. Great beginner progression board.
Burton Process Smalls Snowboard · Kids' · 2023
Burton's classic twin-shaped softer flexing freestyle/all-mountain deck, designed for all types of terrain riding, from groomers to park to pow. Made with the same high-quality construction & materials as the adult boards. It has a flat-to-rocker profile, which is great for progressing and for those young riders who are ripping hard... great for all skill levels!
Ride Zero Jr Snowboard · Kids' · 2023
Perfect for the progressing rider who wants to hit a little bit of everything. A true twin with a camber/rocker/camber profile that will help out with edge hold and be playful for learning new tricks. A softer flex will be great for those newer riders!
Bataleon Stuntwood Snowboard · Kids' · 2023
If your rider is mainly into park and freestyle riding then this deck is it! Kid's version of the Evil Twin. True Twin, Softer Flexing, Low Camber profile, not too aggressive.
K2 Lil Kat Snowboard · Girls' · 2023
Super playful design with a soft flex and catch-free rocker design brings the contact points out of the snow for easier linking of turns. This is a board for the beginner rider with a flat base and rocker profile on the tip and tail to reduce catching edges.
Burton Mini Grom Snowboard · Kids' · 2024
Burton Grom Purple Snowboard · Kids' · 2023
This is a tried, and true first board for a lot of young riders. Equipped with a soft flex, beveled edges, and Burton's Flat Top Profile make this a very easy board to ride, and a great board to progress on. This profile is Flat from insert to insert, then has early rise tip, and tail. This makes for a board that is very catch free, but will still have a little pop, and some more control then some other beginner boards on the market. Your rider will love this as they improve there riding. This board also has a very tough extruded base, that will require possibly no maintenance.
Burton Grom Ketchup Snowboard · Kids' · 2024
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