There's nothing better than hitting the slopes on a powder day, but it can be hard to know which powder snowboard is the right choice. Here at Curated, we don't believe there's a single "best" powder snowboard out there. There's only the best powder snowboard for you. This list pulls together all of our unbiased experts' most recommended powder boards. Check it out, but note 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. Chat with a Snowboard Expert here on Curated to find your perfect match.
- Lib Tech Orca Snowboard · 2023
- Lib Tech Golden Orca Snowboard · 2023
- Jones Mind Expander Twin Snowboard · 2023
- Arbor Crosscut Camber Snowboard · 2023
- Arbor Satori Camber Snowboard · 2023
- CAPiTA Kazu Kokubo Pro Snowboard · 2023
- Burton Skeleton Key Snowboard · 2023
- Yes. Hybrid Snowboard · 2023
- Yes. Warca UnInc. JPS Snowboard · 2023
- Rome Stale Fish Snowboard · 2023
Lib Tech Orca Snowboard · 2023
Summary: The Lib Tech Orca is a powder board and will slay as much powder as you can throw at it, but it's sooo much more than that! It's built to be a freeride board and wants to get sendy off of every little bump, hump, and drop you can find! You'll be boosting airs and landing in powder like it's nothing and is an amazing board for riding fresh snow! It can even act as an all-mountain board for cruising those early morning groomers, a true all-in-one shredstick!
This board has a really interesting profile for a powder snowboard! It's got a small amount of rocker in the middle with camber underfoot! This camber is going to give you a ton of power to fly through turns, pop to blast off of sidehits, and stability to charge through gnarly off-piste lines!
This is a volume-shifted board, meaning it's wider than your average board but also meant to be ridden shorter than your average board. The width gives it plenty of float in deep snow, but it's smaller size makes it super nimble and great for weaving through tight spaces on a powder day (or dodging little kids on groomers)!
Why I personally love this snowboard: Lib Tech uses "magne-traction" in all their snowboards which are serrations on the edge of their boards. These serrations provide extra traction for hardpack or icy days which makes this board easily rideable even on days with bad conditions!
One of the more popular volume shifted boards on the market for the rider who is seeking pow, surfy the glades and carving up the groomers. Directional shaped with taper, gives it a surfy feel with mega float in pow. The C2 camber profile is rocker inbetween the feet for a playful floaty feel, and camber under the bindings giving you enough precision and edge hold on hard pack. Magnatraction side cut adds extra edge hold in ice. A mild swallow tail adds the extra icing on the cake for a powder killer. A mid to stiff flex, feels more stiff than playful, but can power through bumps and rough terrain.
Another great swiss army knife of a deck from Lib, the Orca comes with a volume shifted shape to allow you to size down 3-6 cm than normal, but give you all the support you need for any and all terrain fun! Big floaty nose gives you tons of buoyancy, while super poppy tail gives you effortless response. Go ahead, drop the insane pillow line of your dreams, or enjoy a casual lap on the groomers, nothing is off limits with this deck.
Lib Tech Golden Orca Snowboard · 2023
Travis Rice's more freestyle inspired Natural Selection weapon of choice! This takes all the rad features of the Orca and turns them up to 11! You get a slightly more twin oriented tail that's great for switch landings in the pow, but also gives a ton of extra pop. Still just as versatile in all conditions as the Orca, as well as slightly less volume shifted so you really only need to drop 1-3 cm at the most off your regular board size!
Designed for the rider that wants a board that can do it all, the G.O. can really handle any part of the mountain. From the steeps to an open powder field, riding through the park and ripping up the groomers, this board is a true all-mountain weapon. 7/10 flex but personally feels closer to 6 with shortened rocker section in the center of the board.
All-mountain directional that can still ride switch in or out of powder. Rocker/Camber hybrid. This is the combination of the Lib Tech ORCA and the Lib Tech Travis Rice Pro. Travis calls this his dream board. Advanced riders will appreciate this board and it's capabilities.
Jones Mind Expander Twin Snowboard · 2023
awesome board for those heavy powder days keeping you riding on top and not catching a nose! This board can even give you some fun days throughout the mountain on groomers or throwing some freestyle tricks!
Arbor Crosscut Camber Snowboard · 2023
Not just any camber board, it's the kind that carves thick lines into the groomers. Arbor Crosscut Camber knows where it does best, and that's laying down turns that you'll be proud of and will push the limits of your skillset. Plenty of width to float in the fluff and a larger side cut this year that holds up to high speed turns and technical lines. This is an affordable resort board that is highly responsive and does not lack any performance.
System Camber - crisp on edge to edge, more pop for carving and some ollies, all with smoother cmaber performance. Camber progressively reduces towards the tip and tail, making the leading edge less aggressive for cleaner on-snow performance. 7/10 flex rating - medium. Grip tech - heel and toe contact points that provide a direct, more ergonomic way to grip the snow when additional control is needed.
This board is recommended for the advanced rider who wants to shred powder, go fast, and carve like a machine!! Its super fast, super stable and tons of fun. With It’s true camber profile and Arbor’s Grip-Tech technology, this thing has your back in all terrain!! The wider nose and tapered tail will have you floating through powder like a hot knife in butter! It’s shape and profile make this board great for the trails and powder but I wouldn’t recommend hittin‘ the Terrain Park too much with it. While it can definitely handle jumps, due to its awesome stability, jibs and rails would not be its forte!!
Arbor Satori Camber Snowboard · 2023
A volume shifted directional beast coming out of the Arbor Factory like a bat out of hell. Made short and fat, this board is designed to size down a few cm for a more playful yet in control feel. Coming in with a perfect 5/10 flex and camber profile, the Satori is loaded with pop making it freestyle capable but at home in some powder or fresh snow.
CAPiTA Kazu Kokubo Pro Snowboard · 2023
Combining a compact chassis, a powder-hungry reverse camber nose, and a tapered tail, his signature board is a one way ticket to the white room - an altered state of mind in physical form. The new model has been updated with an ultra lightweight, bamboo powered Panda Hover Core Ultra backed up by Aplitex V-Tex stringers, meaning it has the chops to keep charging once the resort gets tracked out.
Burton Skeleton Key Snowboard · 2023
This thing carves like a knife. A rocker/camber/rocker/camber/rocker hybrid profile means you get insane pop and control under each foot, while the rocker and directional shape offer tons of float in powder. With a slight taper from tip to tail, this board can surf the entire mountain, and finds its home on groomers, in trees, and in the pow. A medium flex allows some versatility in all situations.
Yes. Hybrid Snowboard · 2023
This board will ride amazingly just about anywhere you take it! More camber than rocker, though still hybrid! Providing solid edge hold, a stiff and responsive flex for carves and deep snow, and a directional shape meant for sending it.
The YES. Hybrid is a combination of the iconic 420 and the PYL models. It's a volume-shifted board built for freeriding the entire mountain. It is a blast to ride in powder, eats up crud, and is great on groomers.
Yes. Warca UnInc. JPS Snowboard · 2023
Directional twin, 7/10 flex rating designed to shred the whole mountain with style and ease! Tapered midbite allows for tight turns, quick and easy edge to edge transitions, stable landings, and optimal float through the pow! Loaded with pop and a super lightweight Poplar bamboo core, this thing is meant to rip and is a guaranteed fun time out on the hill for any intermediate-advanced riders looking to showcase their skills.
Riden by team rider JP Solberg, this board is meant for the back country freerider looking for a volume shifted Directional Twin that will absolutely crush it in the powder. 7/10 flex will provide plenty of support for big sends and cliff drops while not feeling too stiff or too soft. Shorter and wider compared to a traditional snowboard so don’t be afraid to size down a few cm with the Warcc Unic!
Rome Stale Fish Snowboard · 2023
This board is perfect for style and speed and a bit of a snow surfing vibe. The long rocker nose and setback stance helps keep you surfing atop the snow while the Diamond 3D helps you turn with ease to carve those powder lines!
Arbor Veda Camber Snowboard · Women's · 2023
A full system camber with uprise fenders gives this board a floaty, powerful feel that can take on any terrain. Tons of float and control with Arbor's signature edge hold. The direction feel is pretty strong on this board, meaning it gains speed and plows through the thick stuff without any trouble. A blast to ride from peak to base.
Salomon Sickstick Snowboard · 2023
Intermediate to advanced riders who need a board that can float, haul a**, but still have a playful flex and pop. Riders who like camber underfoot, but the added flat and ease of turn initiation from rocker in the tip and tail.
The advanced all-mountain rider! This is a stiff flexing board with rocker in the tip and tail, camber underfoot, and flat between the bindings. This profile gives you great float on powder without sacrificing stability.
Pow-shredder, and excellent cruiser, this board is designed to take on the entire mountain, no matter the conditions. It features a medium flex, and a long rockered nose for staying afloat on powder.
Bataleon Party Wave Twin Snowboard · 2023
Taking a true party and turning into a twin, what else could you be looking for! Built of the idea of the Party Wave, this twin option is still wide ideal for riding powder but in a twin shape that is more freestyle friendly. Featuring Bataleon's famous 3BT, this board will ride catch free and absolutely float in the powder. Designed to be a quiver killer, this board comes in with a mid flex at 5/10.
Burton Family Tree 3D Deep Daze Snowboard · 2023
Take your powder riding experience into the third dimension! Working with team riders, Burton went deep on prototypes and rider testing to tune the shape and design of this deck. Inspired by a modern surfboard design, unique 3D shaping in the nose and tail stabilize the ride through the full range of the turn. The board pulls you into each arc and let's you hold power and then accelerate out for a new level of response and control in powder.
Inspired by modern surf board shaping, this board is designed to float with the best of them! The nose has a unique 3d shaping to allow the nose to track and float effortless through pow. Incredible response and control in pow, and this boards carves and slashes the groomers like a dreamy surfy ride. A set back flat cambered profile with a long rocker nose. Directional in shape course with 20 mm of taper. High performance deck for the pow seeker!
Salomon HPS Louif Paradis Snowboard · 2023
A unique freestyle powder board that is designed for the rider who likes to send it with steez off-piste in the pow and is looking for a board that can carve like a beast. Directional shaped with taper, so the nose is wider than the tail which gives it a surfy feel and tons of float in pow. Rock camber profile offers a perfect blend of camber underfoot for pop and precision with edge to edge control, and rocker to the tip and tail for extra float and playful butter ride, increase turn initiation with smoothness. Popster core is response and poppy of course. Sintered base for speed and durability. This board is stable at speed, and playful at slow speeds. A perfect all mountain one-board quiver for the pow, tree, rider who doesn't want to give up their freestyle needs when freeriding!
Lib Tech T.Rice Golden Orca Snowboard · 2023
The all mountain predator specifically designed for the kind of riding of Travis Rice and his weapon of choice in the Natural Selection Tour. This is a true one board quiver for the all mountain, all resort rider who love seeking pow, slaying the trees, carving up the groomers, and throwing some steezy tricks around the resort. A directional board, that is also switch riding friendly. Slight taper from the nose to the tail, give this board nice float in pow, couple with the C2x hybrid rocker camber profile, it is nimble, floaty and versatile in all types of terrain, and enough camber for pop and precision on hardpack. Lightweight Aspen, Paulownia core with a lil Balsa, makes for a very responsive ride. Magnatraction side cut for added edge hold on ice. This board has become a novelty and will not last long in inventory.
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