Winter Sport Solutions sales lightly used snowboarding equipment.
Instead of paying big $$ for a rental you can own your own board from us.
From our experience, 2 – 3 snowboard rentals cover cost of own, a nice pre-owned board. No lines, contracts, waivers etc.
If you have a problem with matching snowboard, please use our guide or contact us.
Owning a nice snowboard will help you advance to the higher level. Rental equipment, usually it is pretty basic with oversized boots. You will see a big difference when you own equipment which matches your snowboarding level, snowboarding style and boots, giving you a full control over the board.
How to choose the right skis:
There are many factors to take under consideration buying a right board. We are going to concentrate on snowboarders who wants to start the sport or users who want to improve their skills switching from rentals.
Here are the main things to consider when shopping for a snowboard:
- Snowboard length: As a general rule, if you stand a board on its tail, the nose of the board should reach somewhere between your nose and chin. You can use size charts and recommended rider weights to get more precise. If you are a lighter person you can always consider a shorter board
- Types of snowboards: Your choices include all-mountain, freestyle, freeride, powder and split boards. The right type of board depends on what type of terrain and snow conditions you plan to ride in.
Snowboard Length Sizing Chart (this is our recommendation only)
Consider these factor selecting your equipment
- Snowboarder weight: If you have a slight build for your height, consider choosing boards on the shorter end of the range. If you have a larger frame, think about choosing longer board.
- Snowboarding Style/Location: If you like to make quick turns, opt for shorter board. If you want to go fast, go with a longer board.
- Children under age 12, recommended boards shouldn’t be longer than up to the chin. If the child is an advanced snowboarder, you can consider longer board.
Snowboard Size Chart
|Rider Weight (lbs.)||Snowboard Size (cm)|
Once you have a general idea of length, considering the type of snowboarding you plan to do can help you decide to go longer or shorter. For instance, fast, aggressive riders often prefer a longer board. Park riders eager to hit lots of jumps and twists may want a very short board for easier maneuvering. And remember that there’s a lot of personal preference in picking board length, so if you already know you like a longer or shorter board, that’s perfectly fine.
Types of Snowboards
There are 3 categories to help you find the right type of of the snowboard:
- All-mountain: best for any terrain – usually groomed heels. (recommended for beginners)
- Freestyle: best for the park (usually softer flex boards)
- Freeride: best for ungroomed snow in any terrain
There are many other sub-categories like powder, splitboards but we specialized in those 3 categories.
Women-specific boards have narrower waist widths (to match the frame and stance of a smaller person.
Smaller, lighter men may find it useful to look at women-specific boards.
Taller women, particularly those with a boot size of 9 or higher, may find it useful to look at some boards in the men’s category.