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.
- Jones Flagship Snowboard
- Jones Mind Expander Snowboard
- K2 Party Platter Snowboard · 2021
- Burton Family Tree Big Gulp Snowboard
- GNU Gremlin Snowboard · 2022
- Rome Ravine Snowboard · 2020
- Niche Pyre Snowboard · 2021
- Lib Tech Golden Orca Snowboard · 2022
- Burton Family Tree Hometown Hero Snowboard · 2022
- Rome Stale Fish Snowboard · 2021
Jones Flagship Snowboard
With Jones' rocker/camber/rocker profile, you get a stiff board that still floats through even the deepest powder. It provides stability at light speed on groomers and is nimble enough through even the tightest trees! The early rocker in the tip will also help prevent the back-foot fatigue from leaning back all day on the pow days!
Great board from a great company! Ultimate freeride board that can get through trees and slash some pow when it dumps!
Hard charging, big mountain riding with a freestyle flair.
Jones Mind Expander Snowboard
Riding pow! But it handles everything well. It's got "surf rocker" to floats on the deepest days, but has a short sidecut so turn initiation is pristine and it wants to carve hard. Performs well in soft and hard conditions alike, with a super surfy feel.
All =-mountain freeriding with an emphasis on powder float and very nimble. Will get you to any freeride destination on the mountain other than maybe the steepest and harshest of runs. Also just a blast to play around on and ride.
Powder. This is a freeride board for when you know its dumping. Still flexible enough to feel comfortable in the trees but its going to give you a whole new perspective on powder.
K2 Party Platter Snowboard · 2021
Burton Family Tree Big Gulp Snowboard
Playful board where the nose is wider than the tail allowing for the nose to rise quick in pow while the tail drops to give you perfect float.
This is a powder day dream. With the camber to rocker profile, you'll be walking on sunshine and floating on powder.
GNU Gremlin Snowboard · 2022
This board is an amazing all-mountain /freeride machine! The directional shape and hybrid rocker/camber profile are amazing for floating through powder, weaving between trees, and slicing through groomers. Stiffer flex keeps you very stable at faster speeds this board is super smooth. Great for riding all-mountain terrains this board rides everything and excels in powder. Has a set-back stance that keeps your nose above the snow with ease.
Here's another option from Lib Tech's Mervin cousins, Gnu! Fit with the C3 hybrid camber profile, magne-traction, and a shape that blasts through powder, you'll want to go with this option if you hunt for powder stashes after a fresh storm. The C3 camber and stiff build will be responsive for you anywhere on the mountain. A full mountain ripper that will shine in powder. You'll be just as happy in the park and around the resort.
C3 camber profile linked with a medium-stiff flex makes the Gremlin hyper-capable through the super deep stuff or slicing through the ice. It's super agile through the trees and loves to rip through the deep soft stuff. You've got magnetraction for the ice and hardpack. The sintered base is insanely fast, unlike its namesake (AMC Gremlin) but that name couldn’t have gone to a better home.
Rome Ravine Snowboard · 2020
This board is a super fun free rider with a softer flex than most boards in it class, it can still turn up the head but it super playful and fluid as well. does everything well including digging a trench in groomers. 3D bevel in the nose helps add float and increase the smoothness of turn initation ...stance is set back about 15mm and it has about 10 mm of taper..meaning the nose is 10mm wider than the tail..all of this makes for a sick freeride option!
Cruising the pow! This is a board you can surf on all day. A great choice for some proper freeride lines, with open spaces to pick up speed and some airtime.
The big floaty nose , set back stance, and the bamboo thruster rods means this thing WILL charge in the pow.
Niche Pyre Snowboard · 2021
Great choice for a rider who gets a lot of powder in and enjoys carving around. It's stable feeling and traction bumps on the edges keep carves locked in and extra grip in hard/icy snow. It wil float for days sue to the rockered, big nose.
Traction bumps make for easy edge-to-edge transitions. The wider nose into the swallow tail mean you can ride this one shorter than normal making it a ton of fun in any conditions and super easy to ride in the trees!
Lib Tech Golden Orca Snowboard · 2022
This is the beefed-up version of the Orca! It is a little more friendly for riding switch with its upgraded tail shape. With this board you will be ripping everything from massive pillows to tree lines to anything sick you can put it up against, take it in the park even (why not). This board was Travis Rice's choice for Natural Selection too. Volume shifted, so you can ride it slightly shorter than your normal board for extra nimble tree slaying. Magnetraction edges for those who rip on the iciest of days as well. This board will do anything, especially with its extra-strong materials that will add durability and strength.
Another amazing board similar to the Orca but with a more centered stance and a newly-shaped tail that's designed for riding switch and doing absolutely anything possible! All of the same features but with more of a freestyle state-of-mind, perfect for sending it off natural features, landings and blasting pow pillows! This is an amazing all-terrain, all-mountain, freeride, freestyle board. One of the most versatile and top-performing boards on the market! Great for all things backcountry and freestyle, this is a board that is unlike any other. Volume shifted again, so it's meant to be ridden shorter than usual.
- The classic Orca nose means this thing will have you floating through pow.
- The directional C2 contour has a short rocker profile between the feet and camber out beyond in both directions making this board confidence-inspiring in all conditions.
- The power kink tail is a new introduction from Lib Tech and makes this board capable for riding switch as well.
- This board will charge through nearly anything you want it to!
Burton Family Tree Hometown Hero Snowboard · 2022
The Hometown Hero is an incredible, do-it-all board that was designed for cutting in and out of the icy trees in Vermont. The board comes with Burton's 45-degree carbon highlight fiberglass which makes the board lightweight while responding super fast. The board also has a twin flex meaning if you find yourself riding switch in the trees, you won't have to worry about how it will perform. There is just a little taper in the nose to give you float on deep days, the directional camber will give you powerful turns in fresh powder, and superior hold on icy days.
This is a board you can take anywhere with confidence. Rides switch really well too!
Rome Stale Fish Snowboard · 2021
This board was made to go fast, carve hard, float in pow and boost high. The camber on this deck keeps is stable at speed and holding an edge with great pop for ollies. The big rocker nose also makes it a no brainer for pow days! If you like going hard and fast, you can't go wrong on this board. It is really stable as it is a bit wider than normal and also features a camber dominate shape, with a nice rocker into the nose to plow through anything and float in deep stuff. The cutout in the tail is timeless and helps the board sink in powder.
6/10 in stiffness and directional camber with an early rise 3D nose. Modern hard charging performance. Super fast base and setback stance will give you all the glide you need to stay above the pow.
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