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What Size Snowboard Should I Get?

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What Size Snowboard Should I Get?

What Size Snowboard Should I Get?

The significance of snowboard size lies in its impact on your snowboarding performance, maneuverability, stability, and overall riding experience. Here's why snowboard size is important:

Stability and Control: the size of your snowboard affects your stability and control on the slopes. A longer snowboard provides more stability at high speeds and in varied terrain, making it suitable for experienced riders. Conversely, a shorter snowboard offers greater maneuverability and is easier to control, making it ideal for beginners and park riders.

Weight Distribution: the size of your snowboard influences weight distribution, affecting your ability to initiate turns and maintain balance. A properly sized snowboard ensures that your weight is evenly distributed, allowing for smoother turns and better edge control.

Floatation in Powder: in deep snow or powder conditions, a longer snowboard provides better floatation, allowing you to stay on top of the snow rather than sinking in. This is particularly important for freeride and backcountry riders who encounter powder regularly.

Terrain and Riding Style: different snowboard sizes are optimized for specific terrain and riding styles. For example, freestyle or park riders typically prefer shorter snowboards for easier spins and tricks, while all-mountain riders may opt for medium-sized snowboards that offer versatility across various terrain types.

Height and Weight: your height, weight, and riding ability play a crucial role in determining the appropriate snowboard size for you. Heavier riders may require longer snowboards to provide adequate support and stability, while lighter riders may feel more comfortable on shorter boards.

Personal Preference: plays a significant role in choosing the right snowboard size. Some riders may prefer the stability and speed of a longer board, while others prioritize maneuverability and agility with a shorter board.

Testing and Experimentation: test different snowboard sizes and experiment with various lengths to find the one that best suits your riding style, ability, and preferences. Renting or borrowing different snowboards allows you to experience firsthand how size impacts your performance on the mountain.

Choose the appropriate size board and ride with confidence and control!

If you're new to snowboarding, we can make it easier for you to choose the right board. Getting out on the slopes is the best way to confirm the correct board size for you. Follow the chart below when renting a board. Ride on!


Your Height (IN)
Your height (CM)
Your weight (LB)
Snowboard Size (CM)
4'10"
147
110 - 120
5'
152
115-130
5'2"
158
125-135
5'4"
163
135-145
5'6"
168
140-155
5'8"
173
150-165
5'10"
178
160-175
6'
183
170-185
6'2"
188
180-195
6'4"
193
190-205


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