the best all mountain snowboards of 2022

Best All Mountain Snowboards 2022 (With Top Specs Reviewed)

There is no better feeling than getting a new snowboard and learning that it is the perfect deck for any terrain. If you are someone who wants to find the right deck for all terrains and features, you’ve come to the right place.

We have reviewed and detailed the best all mountain snowboards for the 2022 season. Each board on this list is going to be incredible. That said, you are going to want to find the board that fits closest to the type of riding style you enjoy most often.

So let’s get right to the top 10 all mountain boards for the 2022 season.

2022 Best All Mountain Snowboards

  1. Capita Defenders Of Awesome (the Doa) 2022 – Best for Pop (All MTN / Freestyle)
  2. Burton Custom Flying V 2022 – Best Twin Shape Board for Butters and Hitting jumps
  3. Capita Super DOA 2022 – One Board to Do It All
  4. Lib Tech Travis Rice Golden Orca Snowboard 2022 – Powder Board / Freestyle Resort Ready
  5. Lib Tech Travis Rice Orca Snowboard 2022 – Powder Board and Resort Ready /Best Bang for Your Buck
  6. Never Summer Proto Ultra 2022 – All Mountain / Freestyle (Do it all)
  7. Ride MTNPIG Snowboard 2022 – Fastest and Widest All Mountain Board
  8. GNU Men’s GWO 2022 – Best All Mountain Snowboards for Resorts / Playful easy to ride
  9. Arbor Element Camber 2022 – Best Value All Rounder
  10. Never Summer Proto Synthesis – Best Overall Do Everything Snowboard
  11. Jones Mountain Twin – Best for Carving, Some Freestyle, and Switch Riding
  12. Lib Tech Skate Banana – Easiest to Ride All Rounder

Also there are some insane deals going on for boards right now. See our Best Snowboard Deals page to see the ones we recommend.

Best All Mountain Snowboards for Hitting Jumps

Capita Defenders Of Awesome (the Doa) 2022 Preorder




The CAPiTA Defenders Of Awesome Snowboard, the DOA, is the most awarded deck in this guide. This board has won the Good Wood award seven years in a row. It is Capita’s best selling board, and it is the board that I ride myself. You can read my full Capita DOA review here.

We watched the 2021 version sell out so quickly, so if this sounds even remotely interesting, consider picking up the preorder of the 2022 version. It is available right now.

The DOA is perfect for riders who want an all mountain deck that leans more freestyle. This board has a hybrid profile shape that Capita calls “Resort V1 Profile Camber.” Basically, it has small rocker contact points and the deck itself feels more like a camber profile board. The real feature that makes this board truly awesome is that it has carbon fiber strips running through the deck to help give it a springboard like pop. If you lean back to pop before you ollie, you can get this board to launch you even on flat ground. Originally, I bought this deck because I wanted an all mountain board that leaned more towards a park style board. I thought I was getting a camber board that could flex. It flexes a little, however, you are going to have to have to lock in nose and tail presses perfectly to really see that benefit. This board is designed to launch you and take all the abuse you throw at it.

If you are looking to do butters and nose presses with little effort, this is not the board for you.

If you are looking for the best all mountain twin snowboard that will launch you in to the air and give you that perfect stomp feeling, then this is the deck you want.


Pros

  • Pop – The carbon running through this board will launch you.
  • Light
  • “The go anywhere, do anything freestyle deck.”

Cons

  • Flex – to keep this spring loaded for jumps, the center of the board is on the stiffer side. The nose and tail do flex.
  • Popular / often sold out and likely to see other riders on the mountain with it.

Sizes Available: 148, 150, 152, 153 Wide, 154, 155 Wide, 156, 157 Wide, 158, 159 Wide, 160, 161 Wide, 162, 163 Wide

Flex: Medium 6/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Union Contact Pro






Best All Mountain Freestyle Board for Butters

Burton Custom Flying V




The Custom Flying V has been a board that Burton has made since 1996. It is designed to be the one board that can do it all, so naturally, the 2022 model is on our list.

Whether you are buying this for riding in the park or carve around as your all-mountain board, you will have fun on this snowboard in all types of terrain.

The Burton Custom Flying V features Burton’s V-rocker profile hybrid shape. It is the main selling feature of this snowboard because it gives you all of the easy-to-ride (and butter) properties of a rocker snowboard and the added pop and stability of a camber snowboard.

If you were looking at this board on its side. It would look like this.

It has a reverse camber profile between your feet. Then, just outside of your feet, it has a camber profile that goes to a rocker profile again on the tip and tail.

This board is an excellent option for anyone who has been riding a rocker dominant board that now wants something a little more stable before going to a full camber dominant profile. This board is an excellent option between the two shapes. It is perfect for carving, launching off jumps, or buttering down your favorite resort.

This board also features Burton’s Channel Mounting system. The channel mounting system allows you to fine-tune your stance more than some of the other boards on this list. You aren’t limited to just using Burton’s Bindings either this deck is compatible with any snowboard binding.

If you’re looking for a resort-friendly snowboard that can do it all, then get the Burton Custom Flying V 2022 snowboard.


Pros

  • Playful flex – The Custom Flying V is great for butters and presses.
  • This is great for pop.

Cons

  • Stability is on the mild side.
  • You will have to get used to landing perfectly over bolts.
  • Doesn’t grip as well as others on ice

Sizes Available: 150, 154, 154 Wide, 156, 158, 158 Wide, 162, 162 Wide, 166 Wide

Flex: Medium 5/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Burton Malavita Snowboard Bindings




Best Do It All Snowboards

Capita Super Doa 2022




The Capita Super DOA 2022 is the premium version of the Defenders of Awesome deck that I mentioned above. This sells out so quickly, so if you want it, I recommend you preorder the 2022 version right now.

The Super Doa 202 snowboard includes all of the cutting edge technology that Capita offers with the same hybrid camber dominant profile shape as its traditional DOA cousin. The board has the same carbon strips and flax that through the traditional DOA. It has the springboard pop and dampening system to help it work in all terrain without feeling the chatter under your feet. One of the most considerable differences in the Super DOA is that it has a 3D core profile. The 3D profile shape makes this board thicker between the feet and then thinner outside of your bindings. The board has a medium-stiff flex rating. It can butter on the nose and tail with some effort. That said, the center of the board is thicker and designed more for stability rather than flex. The thicker center makes the board is great for jumps and being responsive at high speeds. The shape and flex give this board a unique balance of playfulness and stability that you will not find in another board on this list. The base of this snowboard is its high quality sintered base with a stone-ground finish. This board will get the speed most riders dream of. However, you will want to wax it often to make sure it keeps its glide.

If you are looking for a versatile, do it all type snowboard board, this is the board for you. It will be great in the park or exploring the mountain.

If you are learning to snowboard, you might want to first start with a less expensive version on the list.


Pros

  • Playful and Stable
  • Good in all terrain
  • Damp / stable board that absorbs shock and chatter
  • Pop – this has the same carbon that runs through the traditional DOA.

Cons

  • Flex – This is on the medium to stiff side overall
  • On the more expensive side.

Sizes Available: 152, 154, 155 Wide, 156, 158, 158 Wide, 160, 161 Wide, 163 Wide

Flex: Medium 5/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Union Force Bindings




Best 2022 Powder Ready All Mountain Deck

Lib Tech T.Rice Golden Orca Snowboard 2022




The Lib Tech T.Rice Golden Orca Snowboard is the supercharged version of the traditional Travis Rice Orca mixed with the features of the T.Rice Pro. The result is a board that is a more freestyle-friendly all-mountain beast of a deck that is ready to charge through all conditions in either regular or switch stance.

The Golden Orca is a versatile board with a medium to stiff flex (7 / 10). It is built on the Lib Tech C2X rocker profile. That shape is described as a noticeable rocker between your feet and two camber zones directly under your feet. The benefit of this rocker profile is that it is perfect for all conditions and can still be your go-to powder board. There is tons of stability with power and the pop to match.

A new addition to the Golden Orca from the Traditional Orca is the Power Kink Tail technology Lib Tech added in. The tail is longer and has a more mellow angled rise to it. The design is what makes the Golden Orca the better Orca deck for riding switch.

The Golden Orca comes in slightly narrower than the traditional deck. That said, it is still wider than most snowboards. Lib Tech recommends going with a size that is one to three centimeters smaller than your usual length to find the perfect Golden Orca size for you.

This deck has nine millimeters of taper. The nose on this snowboard is nine millimeters wider than the tail. The tapered shape is what gives this deck its flawless ability to float in powder. It also makes carving on this board feel effortless.

The base is a sintered base. It will be durable and fast. You will need to give it some maintenance and wax it regularly, though.

If you’re looking for a supercharged freestyle all-mountain snowboard that can float on powder and charge through any condition, you just found it. Get the Golden Orca. This deck is expected to sell out, so if you’re thinking about it, get one.


Sizes Available: 153, 157, 161

Flex: Stiff 7/10

Pros

  • All of the powder ready benefits of the traditional orca in a super charged all-mountain deck.
  • Its directional shape.
  • Built to be insanely lightweight and durable
  • Rides switch (the regular orca didn’t)
  • Magne Traction – Insanely good edge hold when riding in icy or poor conditions

Cons

  • It is on the expensive side coming in at around $750. (It is so very worth it.)

Sizes Available: 153, 157, 161

Flex: Stiff 7/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Union Falcor Bindings




Best Value Powder Ready All Mountain Snowboards

Lib Tech T.Rice Orca Snowboard 2022




The Lib Tech Travis Rice Orca is an insanely popular board for the 2022 season. This is one of the best all mountain snowboards that is strong enough to shine in all conditions especially powder. Best of all it comes in less than $700.

This is a volume shifted board that you can ride around 3cm shorter than your usual deck. This board has a set back stance helps it float in powder while its edges make it a grippy and aggressive ride on the hard pack snow too. The 2022 Lib Tech Orca is a hybrid rocker profile between the feet and camber in nose and tail. This deck has a more forgiving feel while still remaining on the more stiff and aggressive side. One neat feature about the Orca is that Travis Rice will be donating a portion of the sale of this snowboard goes to the Orc each Orca snowboard to supports the prevention of the extinction of the Salish Sea’s Killer Whales. This is a solid board that supports a great cause.

If you are looking for an all mountain that is flexible and leans more on the freestyle side, I’d find another deck on this list.

If you are more interested in a responsive board that can handle all conditions and float beautifully in powder, then this board is for you.


Pros

  • Edge hold / gripper – This will give you a perfect carve in hardpack and powder.
  • Turns well – The rocker hybrid profile wil help you connect your turns.
  • Volume shifted – able to size down (it is wider than most decks)

Cons

  • Tail shape can cause some wash out in hardpack.
  • You can feel slight vibration
  • Popular – this has a risk of selling out and not always feeling like a unique board choice.

Sizes Available: 138, 144, 147, 150, 153, 156, 159, 162

Flex: Stiff 7/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Union Falcor Bindings




Best All Mountain Freestyle Snowboard

Never Summer Proto Ultra




The Never Summer Proto Ultra is the supercharged version of the Never Summer Proto Synthesis. This is the version of the Proto series designed by team rider Chris Corning. The real appeal of this board is its dampening system and carbon fiber inserts. This is a board that you can ride in all terrain and will really shine when you launch off large kickers. The hybrid Shock Wave profile is described as having reverse camber between the feet, a camber profile under your feet, and then reverse camber again in the tip and tail. This board has three carbon “X” shaped inserts throughout the board. Two of the carbon inserts are in on tip and tail to give it its spring loaded pop. One carbon insert is in the center between your feet to add stability.

If you want the an all mountain board that can handle all terrain and perform well in the terrain park, you found the right board.

If you have no interest in going off jumps, this may not the board for you.


Pros

  • Pop
  • Fast base – This has Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base the fastest Never Summer has ever used.
  • Damping System – This absorbs shock and chatter in all conditions.
  • lightweight

Cons

  • Flex – On the stiffer side
  • Will take some getting used to. This is designed more for intermediate to expert riders.
  • On the more expensive side

Sizes Available: 154, 157

Flex: Stiff 8/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Union Falcor Bindings




Fastest All Mountain Snowboard

Ride MTNPIG Snowboard 2022




The Ride MTNPig is a board for any rider who wants to go fast. The MTNPIG features a hybrid profile that is predominantly a camber board. It is reverse camber in the nose and then camber through the rest of your board. This is an aggressive board that handles all-terrain, except it will not be right for you jibbing in the park. It holds an edge through whatever uneven or soft terrain you through at it. However, it is more of a freeride than freestyle snowboard.

If you are the type of rider that bombs hills and doesn’t often ride switch, this is the board for you.

If you are looking for a board that you can have fun with jibbing in the park, you should find another deck on this list or check out the more freestyle friendly Ride Warpig.


Pros

  • Speed
  • Good in hardpack groomers and powder
  • Damp / stable board that absorbs shock and chatter

Cons

  • Flex – This will not be good for doing butters or presses.
  • Will take some getting used to ride.
  • On the heavier side

Sizes Available: 155, 159, 160 Wide, 162, 164 Wide

Flex: Medium to Stiff 7/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Ride C-10 Bindings




Note: There is a supercharged version of this board that is on sale right now for the 2021 version. They only have the 142 and 151 sizes left in stock for $460. That is a steal of a price. Check that out here.




Best Beginner Resort Board

GNU GWO 2022




The GWO is a snowboard that will be fun to ride all over the resort. Thanks to its Magne Traction serrated edges, it can handle carves through groomers, powder, or even ice. It also has the proper specs to help you in the park with learning to hit rails or land jumps. It is a resort board at an excellent price that can truly do it all.

This board has the original banana rocker profile. The banana profile can be described as having a rocker (convex u-like shape) between the feet and then a mild camber (concave n-like shape) under both of your feet. The result is a board that is ridiculously easy to ride and can butter or press well if you take it in the park. The GNU GWO will be a forgiving snowboard to learn to carve on as it won’t catch an edge.

The appeal of this board is its playful softer to mid flex. You will find that it is a more playful all-mountain freestyle board. With the board being on the softer side, you will be able to do butters and nose or tail presses far easier than other boards on this list. The GNU GWO has more of a skateboard-like board feel with the added level of grip thanks to the Magne Traction edges that will help you carve.

If you are a beginner to intermediate rider, this board can be perfect for you. Additionally, if you are an advanced rider looking to add a playful all-mountain / park board to your quiver, this also can be the right board for you.

That said, if you are an advanced rider who loves to go fast and bomb hills, you might want to check out the GNU Gremlin as it has a more responsive board profile.


Pros

  • Magne-Traction® for effortless riding on rough snow
  • Ridiculously flexible
  • Beginner friendly / lightweight and forgiving
  • Made in the USA

Cons

  • The board is on the looser side. Great for beginners and intermediate riders, advanced riders might want something more responsive

Sizes Available: 147, 150, 153, 156, 156 Wide, 159, 159 Wide, 162 Wide

Flex: Medium 5/10

Bindings to Pair With It: GNU Psych Bindings




Best Bang for Your Buck Snowboard

Arbor Element Camber 2022




The 2022 Arbor Element Camber is a directional twin all-mountain snowboard. This deck is designed with both sustainability and performance in mind while still being flexible enough to be playful. The Element comes in both a traditional camber and rocker shapes. The particular shape that we reviewed is the camber. What makes this camber board a little easier to ride than most is that its contact points are risen three degrees to help make it more forgiving for newer riders.

Additionally, the Arbor Element’s edge-hold is excellent thanks to its unique sidecut profile. The deck utilizes three radial sidecuts designed to minimize heel and toe drag while you are carving. The result is a board that creates superb edge hold in either soft and icy conditions while still allowing you to ride with aggression and confidence. While the board’s focus is stability, it still has the flex and pop you are looking for in an all-mountain freestyle snowboard.

If you want a board that can do it all, this is the one.

If you are looking for a really flexible board for butters, this won’t be for you.


Pros

  • Versatile – one board to do it all / all rounder
  • Raised contact points for a more forgiving ride
  • Its directional shape.
  • Arbor’s commitment to sustainability

Cons

  • Medium to stiff flex

Sizes Available: 153, 156, 159, 160 Mid Wide, 161 Wide, 162, 165 Wide

Flex: Medium 5/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Arbor Cypress Bindings




Top All Mountain Snowboard for Women

Never Summer Proto Synthesis Snowboard – Women’s Version




The Never Summer Proto Synthesis Women’s edition is a responsive, true twin all-mountain snowboard with a ton of pop. This board also comes in a version that guys would love too here.

The Never Summer Proto Synthesis is an all-mountain board that will improve your jumps and carving. There is carbon built into this board to give it additional pop and responsiveness. You will be able to load the pop up in the board. As you ollie, the carbon reacts like a springboard to launch you even higher. Additionally, the carbon gives the board a better edge hold while keeping the board’s flex pattern the same over a long time.

The flex rating of the board is six out of ten. It won’t feel too stiff or too flexible. It is right in the middle. The dampness rating of the board is also a six out of ten. This isn’t an overly aggressive board. However, its hybrid shape gives it the same properties as an aggressive, positive camber board. It is responsive, and you will not feel any chatter while riding on ice or rough terrain. That said, you will have to work at doing butters or nose presses on the Proto Synthesis.

The Proto Synthesis features the Shock Wave Rocker Camber profile. That is a hybrid profile with a rocker between your feet with camber sections under your bindings. The rocker section between your feet is more of a mellow rocker designed to feel more like a positive camber section as you press your bindings down into the snow.

The Never Summer Proto Synthesis features Vario Power Grip Sidecut. That means that there are five additional contact points to improve this board’s edge hold and carving ability.

This is a fast, durable board that can withstand anything you put it through. The base of the board is Never Summer’s high end sintered base called the Durasurf XT 5501. It is incredibly fast, durable, and ready for any terrain you ride it on. Additionally, the Topsheet of the board is Never Summer’s Premium Coextruded Polymer Topsheet. It is chip and scratch-resistant. The sidewalls of the Never Summer Proto Synthesis were also designed to be indestructible. They are made of the same P-Tex material that is ordinarily used in the base of a snowboard.

If you are looking for a fast board that can conquer the whole mountain, check out the Never Summer Proto Synthesis.


Pros

  • Carbon added for pop and responsiveness
  • Lightweight
  • Durable laminates and sidewalls
  • 3 year Warranty
  • Fast base – This has Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base the fastest Never Summer has ever used.
  • Its stiffer flex and dampness.

Cons

  • The sizes end at 151cm. However, the other version goes up to 161.
  • Not beginner friendly. This is more for intermediate to advanced riders.

Sizes Available: 139, 142, 145, 148, 151

Flex: Medium 5/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Union Juliet Bindings




Best Blend of Stability and Freestyle

Jones Mountain Twin 2022




The Jones Mountain Twin is the best selling board of the Jones Snowboard brand. The board is an aggressive directional twin. It is an all mountain snowboard that blends the stability of a freeride board with the playfulness of a freestyle board. This deck has a hybrid camber rocker profile shape. It is designed as camber between your feet and rocker outside of your bindings in the nose and tail. The profile of the board gives it a freestyle feel while the camber provides the board with a lot of energy and pop. At high speeds, this is a stable board that can hold an edge. One call-out feature of the board is the 3D contour base in the nose and tail. The 3D base will help snow flow out of the sides and make for an excellent glide through deep snow. As you carve on the Jones Mountain Twin, it will feel like you are rolling from edge to edge. What makes the Mountain twin one of the top all-mountain snowboards is its new blunt nose shape. By adding a blunted nose, you will feel the benefits of having a longer nose without the weighed down feel of snow collecting on the top.

If the carving properties of this board sound interesting, you should also read through our freeride snowboard guide.

The 2022 version is out and available for preorder now. The 2021 version sold out of some of its sizes last season. Preorder your deck now to ensure you get your size.


Pros

  • Damp ride thanks to the dual-density full premium wood core featuring a 2:1 paulownia to poplar stringer ratio
  • Directional Shape / Stability while riding switch
  • Three-year warranty (two-year warranty with a one free year extension)
  • Its shape. All mountain twin that can carve like a directional freeride snowboard.
  • Pre-Broken in – All Jones boards come with “Forever Flex.” A machine was used to mimic extreme riding.

Cons

  • Flex rating is on the stiffer side
  • Not the best board for rails
  • Not the most beginner-friendly (Great for more advanced riders)

Sizes Available: 151, 156 Wide, 157, 159 Wide, 160, 162 Wide, 163, 165 Wide, 168 Wide

Flex: Medium to Stiff 6/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Jones Mercury Bindings




Easiest to Ride All Mountain Snowboards

Lib Tech Skate Banana




The Lib Tech Skate Banana is ridiculously easy to ride true twin shaped all-mountain freestyle snowboard. The board profile is its main selling feature. This is a hybrid rocker shaped (V-shaped) snowboard between your feet with slight camber zones under your feet to the nose and tail. The board profile makes the deck catch-free, playful, floaty in powder, and aggressive enough to carve every terrain type. The Skate Banana uses Magne-Traction edges to give the deck seven different contact points. The Magne-Traction provides the snowboard with an insane edge hold even while riding on ice or rougher terrain. The flex rating of this snowboard is on the softer side at a 4/10. You will be able to do butters and tail presses easily while still remaining stable enough for steeper terrain or hitting jumps. The Skate Banana’s core is made of 75% Aspen and 25% Paulownia wood. This combination of the wood used in the snowboard gives it its lighter weight while making it incredibly strong. The base of the board is a mix of a sintered and extruded base. It is fast base that will not require as much wax or maintenance as other bases on the list. If you are looking for an easy to ride, park friendly snowboard that can rip the entire mountain, then this board is for you.


Pros

  • The hybrid rocker profile makes this easy to ride.
  • Magne Traction’s edge hold
  • Its twin shape.

Cons

  • Riders who want to hit rails often may want to detune their Magne Traction edges.
  • May washout on landing spins

Sizes Available: 152, 153, 154, 156, 156 Wide, 159, 159 Wide, 162, 162 Wide

Flex: Soft and Pressable 3/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Bent Metal Transfer Bindings




Note: There is a sale running on last years version of this board. All of the specs are the same, it is just a different graphic. Check that version out here.





So there you have it.

Here are the 2021 – 2022 best all mountain snowboards:

  1. Best for All Mountain Snowboards for Hitting Jumps: Capita Defenders Of Awesome (the Doa) 2022
  2. Best Do It All Snowboards: Capita Super Doa 2022
  3. Best Powder Ready All Mountain Deck for 2022: Lib Tech Travis Rice Golden Orca Snowboard 2022
  4. Best Value Powder Ready All Mountain Deck: Lib Tech Travis Rice Orca Snowboard 2022
  5. Best All Mountain Snowboards for Butters & Presses: Burton Custom Flying V 2022
  6. Best All Mountain Freestyle Snowboard: Never Summer Proto Ultra 2022
  7. Fastest All Mountain Snowboard: Ride MTNPIG Snowboard 2022
  8. Best Beginner All Mountain Snowboards for Resorts: GNU Men’s GWO 2022
  9. Best Bang for Your Buck Snowboard: Arbor Element Camber 2022
  10. Top All Mountain Snowboard for Women: Never Summer Proto Synthesis Snowboard – Women’s Version
  11. Best Blend of Stability and Freestyle: Jones Mountain Twin 2022
  12. Easiest to Ride All Mountain Snowboard: Lib Tech Skate Banana



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