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 women's boards under $500. 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 Rocker Snowboard · 2023
- Arbor Ethos Rocker Snowboard · Women's · 2023
- Ride Heartbreaker Snowboard · Women's · 2022
- Salomon Lotus Snowboard · Women's · 2023
- Burton Hideaway Snowboard · Women's · 2023
- Nitro Lectra Snowboard · Women's · 2023
- Decathlon SNB 100 Snowboard · Women's · 2023
- K2 Cold Shoulder Snowboard · Women's · 2022
- Roxy Dawn Snowboard · Women's · 2023
- Dreamscape by Decathlon Endzone 500 Snowboard · Women's · 2023
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!
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!
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 Hideaway Snowboard · Women's · 2023
Directional flat camber allows you to turn easily and float when the mountains fill up! with a tiny bit of taper from nose to tail this board turns easily without and grabby feel. Great option for riding blues and greens and progressing to every part of the mountain.
Beginners primarily, if you want to take it into the park it will do a fantastic job there. The soft flex profile linked up with the flat bottom and rocker at the tip and tail make this an awesome starter!
Nitro Lectra Snowboard · Women's · 2023
Lightweight wood core give you the power and response in the pop you need without sacrificing strength and durability. Hybrid flat camber profile has nose and tail lift before the traditional contact points for catch-free and effortless turns. Float, press, and explore all over!
Decathlon SNB 100 Snowboard · Women's · 2023
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 Cold Shoulder Snowboard · Women's · 2022
The Cold Shoulder is designed for women riders who are looking to explore the whole mountain, without sacrificing the playful and fun aspects of a more freestyle-oriented board. The longer nose gives it fantastic float in pow and some serious stability at higher speeds, while the mid-flex and central camber gives it tons of pop and carving ability!
Roxy Dawn Snowboard · Women's · 2023
A forgiving and playful twin shaped board designed for the progressing rider, the Roxy Dawn is perfect for any beginner or intermediate rider looking for an easy flexing board that they can learn new skills on! Flat profile between the feet with an easy rocker section at the nose and tail will allow this board to be super easy to control. Magnetraction built into the edges for a stable and secure ride that can hold its own on some icy or hard pack terrain.
Dreamscape by Decathlon Endzone 500 Snowboard · Women's · 2023
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.
Arbor Element Camber Snowboard · 2023
The rider who is looking for a tried and true legacy all-mountain board with a twin shape for a freestyle feel. Mid flex to the board is balanced to provide enough stability to charge hard and enough flex to play around the park and lock in some presses. This camber profile reduces edge catching at the contact points, and has a precise crisp snap out of turns, great for carving, and quick initiation in tight spaces. Grip tech adds extra edge hold in icy conditions when you need it. A do it all workforce for the rider who wants maximum versatility for all sorts of conditions and terrain you find in resorts.
Burton Stylus Snowboard · Women's · 2023
Summary: This is a sweet board for the casual snowboarder who just wants to explore the whole mountain! It's forgiving enough to make a great first snowboard but resilient enough that it'll work for those who have been riding awhile and are still exploring more technical terrain! It's got a twin shape for experimenting with riding either way and soft and forgiving flex so you can spend more time riding and less time falling! It's also burton's most affordable board!
- This board's profile (the shape of it when lying flat) is "rocker-flat-rocker" this is the most forgiving snowboard profile on the market and makes it very easy to experiment with new riding styles. It's what I've ridden for years even as an advanced rider because it's very confidence inspiring!
- The edges on this snowboard are lifted upwards ever so slightly which makes it very difficult to accidentally catch an edge and faceplant! Don't worry though, they aren't lifted enough to be able to feel the difference, all you'll notice is that you aren't randomly falling like you might on other boards!
This is one of Burton's best entry-level boards that is easy for learning on and forgiving...you won't be catching a bad edge! Soft flexing and very playful. Has a flat to rocker profile which is really nice for learning your first turns. It is a twin-shaped board so the nose and tail are the same width and shape. High quality construction...great first timer board!
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.
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.
Nidecker Ora Snowboard · Women's · 2023
Medium flex makes it more stable at faster speeds and for taking on that newer, tougher terrain! Directional twin so you can ride it either direction but it will ride a bit better your normal direction! Rocker/camber/rocker profile gives it some added edge control and pop, making it a nice choice as you move more towards that intermediate level!
A high quality board for the intermediate rider at a budget friendly price! Cam-rock profile is great for the freestyle rider with precise turns on the groomers. 5/10 flex, mid flexing. One of Nidecker's most versatile women's boards for the resort rider.
Comfortable and easy to control, ready for any area of the mountain, this standard camber profile will be poppy and great on the groomers!
Jones Dream Weaver Snowboard · Women's · 2023
This is Jones go to All-mountain Freeride Board. I have been really wanting this board in the men's version for a while. It has rocker-camber-rocker profile which all three boards have. This is the kind of camber profile I ride, and going from the Skate Banana, your turns and stability will feel so much better. This board can do everything from steeps, to low angle tree pow, to ripping groomers, to even a few park laps if you really wanted to. It also has some 3D base shaping which means the nose and the tail of the board lift up at the sides and front and back, creating a base that funnels snow out better.
An everyday daily driver that is designed for slaying pow to piste, and down for a few laps in the park. A Directional twin freeride shape with a mellow flex. Versatility is the strength of this board, with a mid flex, and a Directional Rocker profile, which basically means it has camber underfoot for good precision in turning, edge hold and pop, and a longer rockered nose to increase pow float and turn initiation. Features Jones 3D spoon shaping to increase float and edge-to-edge response. Traction tech increases edge hold in icy conditions. This is a swiss army knife for the lady ripper
CAPiTA Birds of a Feather Snowboard · Women's · 2023
Summary: This is an iconic freestyle board that turns the whole mountain into a party! It's built for the intermediate-advanced rider who wants to get the most out of their riding and really progress as much as possible. This is one of the most popular boards on the market right now!
- It's got a rocker-camber-rocker profile which is the ideal setup for versatility because the rocker offers a predictable ride, good float in deep snow, and easy turns. While the camber is going to give you stability, good edge hold, and a ton of pop!
- Capita added a bunch of new tech to this board this year to make it wayyy lighter than most boards on the market. This means it's nimble and turns wicked easy! Super fun to throw around in the park, in the trees, or just dodging little kids!
Why I personally love it: This board is so jam-packed with new features and tech it honestly resembles the type of boards you'd see going for $600-$700. In other words, a crazy good value deal!!
GNU B-Nice Snowboard · Women's · 2023
Anyone who is looking for a forgiving board! Whether you are a rider who is learning or you're an experienced rider who is looking for a fun park board! The GNU B Nice has something for everyone!!
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.
Yes. Rival Snowboard · Women's · 2023
YES. Womens specific park/freestyle board. Designed by the absolute lady ripper Juliette Pelchat. True twin, super playful, mid flex so you can still ride the whole mountain and keep your speed. Jumps and jibs are seamless and controlled. An overall super fun board that you have crazy control over!
Salomon Wonder Snowboard · Women's · 2023
This board features a directional twin shape with a rock out camber profile. What does this mean? The best of all the worlds. You get stability and control on steeper terrain, without sacrificing the pop and playfulness that you will want in freestyle situations. Flat between the bindings for stability, with camber near the feet for locked in carves, and rocker in the tip and tail for pressability. A great board for anyone wanting to explore more diverse terrain or try out park!
This board is going to kill it all over the resort and in the park! Medium flex, combined with a rocker/camber/rocker profile gives this board tons of pop, great edge hold, and control at all speeds. Go through the trees, bomb the runs, hit some jumps, and get those nice turns in! Directional twin so you can ride it either way, but it'll ride a bit better your normal direction!
The Wonder is a great all-mountain option with side country and powder in mind. Floaty, yet the rock out camber offers supreme edging due to the camber underfoot, while the flat between the bindings offers stability for less than ideal conditions, or just support for going fast!
Arbor Element Rocker Snowboard · 2023
The Arbor Element Rocker is a directional twin ideal for the intermediate to advanced snowboarder who wants to more playful option for all mountain riding. This snowboard features a rocker profile with a 6/10 flex that will be able to charge hard in the technical terrain yet ride smoothly in the fun stuff. Grip-tech acts like an extra edge zone that will help cut through and hardpack or icy snow.
This board will make you feel at home anywhere you take it. All mountain, freestyle monster that can take you anywhere on the mountain and it'll be a breeze. System rocker system, adds some extra float in the tip and tail and has maximum edge hold. 6/10 stiffness - really great for intermediate riders and those that are really looking to up their game.
K2 Dreamsicle Snowboard · Women's · 2023
Summary: As the name suggests, this snowboard truly rides like a dream! It's suitable for both beginner and intermediate riders and will make your snowboard progress effortless! Seriously, if you're looking to progress on a board that's going to hold up in all sorts of conditions, this is a sweeeeet option!
This board has a "rocker-flat-rocker" profile (profile is the shape of the board when lying flat). This specific profile is extremely forgiving and hard to catch an edge on, meaning it's great for pushing your limits without fear of randomly faceplanting!
This snowboard is a "directional twin" meaning the stance is slightly setback and the nose is a little bigger than the tail. While you can easily ride in either direction, the slightly bigger nose means that this board will easily float through deeper snow/powder!
Why I personally love this snowboard: This is an "all-mountain" snowboard meaning it's meant to be ridden all over the whole resort. This makes it a good investment because you can ride it anywhere on any sort of terrain! Therefore, you won't have to worry about having the right type of board for the right situation and can head out to the mountain with confidence every day!
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!
Rossignol Soulside Snowboard · Women's · 2023
Bataleon Spirit Snowboard · Women's · 2023
If snowboarding is your thing or you want to make it your thing... this is the board to help you master the art. The Bataleon Spirit is built to help you keep that progression going and keep the stoke flowing as your skills grow off the bunny hill! As the softest, friendliest board in the Bataleon lineup, this deck is a blast to ride and easy to get the hang of.
3BT - triple base technology. All Bataleon boards feature tip to tail positive camber in combination with lifted side base contact points. This makes turn initiation even smoother, increases float in powder, and handling of the board in rough terrain is a breeze.
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
Arbor Cadence Camber Snowboard · Women's · 2023
This is an all mountain board that will do it all for you. Its got uprise fenders that make turning easy, provides a little float and kinda filters pow to the sides making everything easier to ride. Also has grip tech on the edges that gives more grip when you are riding to give you more control. Arbor is known for their killer woodgrain look and environmental production.
Ride Saturday Snowboard · Women's · 2023
Summary: This is a snowboard meant for the intermediate-advanced rider who really just wants an all-in-one quiver of a board! If you're already comfortable on on the mountain you'll love this board because it won't hold you back and it'll also stick with you for years (it's incredibly well built)!
- With the camera profile between the bindings and rocker and the tips this is a board that you can take all over the mountain in any condition!
- This board is a true twin and has a medium flex meaning it's very well rounded and it's great explore a new terrain!
- Ride uses a special technology called "slimewalls" which makes their boards ride extra smooth, and gives them tons durability!
Why I personally love this snowboard: It's a great option for someone who's decided they're committed to snowboarding and wants a solid board that reflects their passion. It has better tech than an entry-level all-mountain board and gives you a high-quality ride at a lower price-point than a lot of other similar mid-level boards!
If you like to play all around and want to hit a few side hits and work on your ollie's or 180s all over - look no further. This one is sick 🔥
Bataleon Feelbetter Snowboard · Women's · 2023
Bataleon's 3BT technology is a slight 3D spoon shape in the nose and tail of the board, your edges rise up slightly from the snow. This makes for easy turn initiation, and a catch-free ride! Great for progression and ramping up your skills throughout the season! A 3/10 flex rating, this board is on the softer side but is a mild traditional camber. This board will be incredibly responsive edge to edge but still forgiving due to the 3BT profile and flex.
Nidecker Odyssey Snowboard · Women's · 2021
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