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 $400. 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 talk to a Snowboard Expert here on Curated for free advice and recommendations on the best board for your needs.
- Arbor Foundation Snowboard · 2022
- Rossignol Circuit Snowboard
- Rossignol Gala Snowboard
- Salomon Sleepwalker Snowboard · 2022
- Arbor Formula Rocker Snowboard · 2022
- Salomon Huck Knife Snowboard · 2022
- Ride Manic Snowboard · 2022
- Rossignol District Black Snowboard
- Rome Warden Snowboard · 2021
- Salomon Pulse Snowboard · 2022
Arbor Foundation Snowboard · 2022
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.
Rossignol Circuit Snowboard
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
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.
Salomon Sleepwalker Snowboard · 2022
True twin, soft-mid flexing, park freestyle deck, designed for all resort shredding, park riding, and the street rider. Featuring Salomon's Rock Out Camber, which is a combination of camber underfoot, flat inbetween the feet and rocker to the nose and tail, creating a crisp ride, responsive turn initiation, and insane performance when pressing and locking into rails or buttering. Do you dream about Jibbing? Then this is the board. The Popster-shaped core has huge pop and stability, and thin out underfoot and thickens towards the tip and tail. This provides more torsional flex, but is still very stable so you don't get bucked around too much.
Arbor Formula Rocker Snowboard · 2022
A great all-mountain board that beginners to intermediate riders will enjoy. Full rocker profile makes this board a breeze to turn at any speed. It has a medium flex which has enough flex to be turnable and forgiving, but stable enough to point it downhill when necessary. Grip-Tech edges provide great edge hold on firm days. All at a great price! A great board for any all- mountain rider. It can go from park to steeps to trees to groomers.
All-around, an incredible board to cruise groomers, rip park and enjoy the entire mountain. Rocker profile, 5/10 flex. Directional twin for ultimate float on pow days. Grip-Tech edge technology increases grip on firm or icy snow. Fully loaded board! Fast sintered base!
Salomon Huck Knife Snowboard · 2022
This board is one Salomon's biggest sellers, and for good reason - it excels in the park and rewards expertise but doesn't punish the rider working their way up the learning curve. Built with Quad Camber for pop and energy without the sometimes taxing demands of full camber, and with a medium stone structured sintered base for speed without suction, the Huck Knife is the multi-tool you seek.
Ride Manic Snowboard · 2022
Ride makes amazing freestyle all-mountain boards with patented Slimewall tech that makes them absorb vibration and ride a bit smoother than other brands. This is a softer flexing twin that will have you shredding from park to peak and feeling confident.
Rossignol District Black Snowboard
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!
Rome Warden Snowboard · 2021
Camber underfoot and rocker out in the tip and tail, this is a slightly directional shredder that will sling out of groomer carves with power. Highly versatile directional twin designed for the hard charger yet playful enough for buttering and popping off side hits!
This is a true all-mountain beauty of a board. Slightly above mid-flex, this board ensures proper edge to edge control and stability while still allowing you to have fun and pop around however you'd like. With Rome's quality control, this board is sure to keep you ripping for awhile
Directional twin, mid-flexing deck designed for all-mountain destruction! Positive camber profile, carves hard, slays pow, and has a nice flex for fresstyle fun. Turns the resort into your playground!
Salomon Pulse Snowboard · 2022
Ideal for beginner to intermediate riders looking for a high-quality board to take their riding to the next level. It has a friendly all-mountain flex and profile that make carving and cruising around very approachable. Rocker in the tip and tail and camber between the feet is the go-to modern all-mountain profile for maximum edge hold and ease of turn initiation and forgiveness. This will be easy to manipulate edge to edge and will not buck you or catch an edge very easily. Designed for progression, this is a great option if you want to expand your riding to more terrain.
A versatile entry-level board, designed to facilitate progression. A directional twin, soft flexing, all-mountain freestyle feel. A flat-out camber profile and Bite Free Edges make this board very forgiving and less likely to catch an edge. A great board for someone just getting into the sport or looking for a quality constructed board that won't break the bank!
Rome Mechanic Snowboard · 2022
Figure out how to snowboard and then show everyone up with your skills. The Rome Mechanic Snowboard is an approachable true-twin board designed to help you progress. An impact base is super durable while a poplar StopCore provides much-needed responsiveness when you're getting used to the snow. Plus, flat camber underfoot makes initiating turns a dream on groomers and beyond. Before you know it you'll be hitting the park and smashing side hits and the Rome Mechanic Snowboard will be with you through it all.
An impact base is super durable while a poplar StopCore provides much-needed responsiveness when you're getting used to the snow. Plus, flat camber underfoot makes initiating turns a dream on groomers and beyond. Bamboo in the core to keep this board snappy! Before you know it you'll be hitting the park and smashing side hits and the Rome Mechanic Snowboard will be with you through it all. Softer flex with a rocker/flat/rocker profile.
A perfect board for perfecting the craft. Whatever you want to do the the mountain the Mechanic will get you to it and through it! It's an all mountain ripper that sits on a rocker/flat/rocker base. With a true twin shape you'll be comfortable regular or switch! The medium flexing shape will give you enough edge hold and provide a confident and growth inspired ride!
K2 Raygun Pop Snowboard · 2022
An awarding-winning all-mountain board that comes at a killer price for the quality construction and versatility. Directional. Hybrid camber profile, provides tons of versatility, carves well, and has a playful nimble feel for playing around the groomer and riding the trees. Carbon Stringers in the tips provide extra pop and stability through choppy terrain, reducing chatter. This board is designed for the resort rider who is doing a bit of it all.
This is a great board for the intermediate to advanced rider looking for something that will drive confidence for the rider that wants to cruise with confidence. This has a solid 3 year warranty.
K2 First Lite Snowboard · 2022
Soft-flex, all-mountain, true twin, Rocker/Flat/Rocker all of these things make this board a PERFECT beginner board! It allows for a catch-free ride that will allow you to gain confidence in turning with minimal fear of breaking a tailbone, by featuring a catch-free tune exclusive to K2! This board is super forgiving of any and all mistakes that could possibly be made by both beginner and advanced riders alike!
It has a forgiving twin rocker profile, which is ideal for beginner-intermediate riders. It's built with a full aspen core, biax glass laminates, and a durable extruded base designed to last for numerous seasons of wear and tear.
Academy Team Hybrid Camber Snowboard · 2022
Rome Warden Snowboard · 2022
Park laps, groomers, side hits, you name it, the Warden can rip it. Mid-flex, slightly directional shredder that will sling out of groomers & carves with power. Versatile enough for the hard charger yet playful enough for buttering and popping off side hits! Rocker in the tips, camber underfoot for power & control.
The stomp core by Rome is a 100% poplar core, their most stable and predictable deck! This is heightened by bamboo hotrods milled into the nose and tail of the board, keeping it playful and poppy. The Powerslide base is made of upgraded extruded material, keeping it faster and more durable! A medium stiff flex is stable enough to be predictable, and soft enough to not wear you out all day!
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.
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.
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.
K2 Lime Lite Snowboard · 2022
This is a true twin so it can be ridden in either direction and will feel the same either way. It has a medium flex with a rocker/camber/rocker profile that makes this board stable for all-terrain with good edge hold. It has some pop, nice edge hold, and extra float in pow.
Academy PropaCamba Micro Camber Snowboard · 2022
Built by the people that make Never Summer boards, pretty straight-forward park board where you can boost off kickers or lock in some presses. Playful camber option..a board like this with some camber will give you more response/stability when you need it all over the mountain!
Academy is a newer brand made in the same factory as Never Summer. This board is super fun and stable! It has edge tech for a little extra grip, and overall it's a super fun all-mountain board!
This thing is buttery and jibby but still fun on bigger kickers as well as all over the mountain.
Salomon Dancehaul Snowboard · 2022
Ride Heartbreaker Snowboard · 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!
Salomon Super 8 Snowboard · 2022
The Salomon Super 8 brings the heat to the big lines. Has a powerful directional shape and a backseat camber profile. Everything about this board is designed to make you go bigger and faster. Camber under the back foot for explosive carving capabilities, and flat segments under the front foot for freedom in fun powder if you'd like. Totally the best of both worlds, without any unwanted vibration and chatter.
- Tapered directional - loosens up turning and initiation and improves flotation in deeper snow.
- Quadratic Sidecut - blend of elliptic curves for easy turn initiation, effortless direction changes and fluid edge to edge transitions.
- Medium flex
- Tapered directional shape, makes turn initiation smooth and easy.
- Set back camber, gives you more control on your back foot.
- Great for ripping pow or carving groomers, this performs well any where on the mountain.
- Smooth and precise maneuverability, speed, float, this belongs in every quiver.
This is one of my all time favorite boards to ride. It performs well pretty much anywhere on the mountain.
Rossignol Jibsaw Snowboard
The Jibsaw Snowboard is a true twin board built for intermediate-advanced riders who push the limits of freestyle creativity all over the mountain. From the terrain park to the trees, the Jibsaw delivers stability, power, and playfulness to confidently charge anything in its path. Even in icy and hardpacked snow conditions, the serrated edges provide added bite to ensure reliable edge hold that won't slip out. This one is a real park slayer that will prove itself time and time again!
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.
Ride Mtnpig Snowboard · 2022
This year's model was designed to be a little more forgiving and quicker on the hill. Designed for deep powder and aggressive riding. Split tail tech allows for a more dynamic turn shape in the deep stuff and more of a flexible turn feel. Tapered directional hybrid camber allows for stability on fast runs, yet catch free edge hold. Aggressive response for those deep powder days. Sintered base provides speed and Performance core provides lightweight durability. Also includes carbon-infused glass in the core for extra pop! This one will not disappoint! Advanced riders only!
Trees, Powder, Groomers, Uneven Terrain, Jumps, and Pipe. This is a highly versatile board able to handle it all.
Decathlon Snb 100 Snowboard
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.
Ride Compact Snowboard · 2022
Rocker/camber/rocker profile gives this board lots of pop and some added edge hold. It is a softer board which makes it more forgiving and easier to control too! Directional twin, so you can ride it in either direction, but it'll ride a bit better in your normal direction!
Ride Saturday Snowboard · 2022
All-mountain oriented board that had a medium flex and a rocker/camber/rocker profile. Plenty of pop and edge hold. Will ride exactly the same either direction! Fast sintered base.
Riding switch with its twin shape. Hitting the park, spinning on the snow, hitting side hits and will be fun even to dip in the trees on occasion.
Rossignol Airis Snowboard
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!
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