The Best All Mountain Snowboards

10 Outstanding All-Mountain Snowboards for 2024 (With Their Top Specs Reviewed)

All mountain snowboards are designed to be ridden anywhere and everywhere while still performing well in all types of conditions.

If you’re looking for a snowboard that’s versatile enough to handle anything the mountain throws at you, you’ve come to the right place. Here are the all-mountain snowboards I recommend for the for the 2024 season.

The Best All-mountain Snowboards for the 2024 Season

  1. Capita Defenders Of Awesome (the DOA) 2024 – Best for Pop (All MTN / Freestyle)
  2. Burton Custom Flying V 2024 – Best Twin Shape Deck for Butters and Hitting jumps
  3. Jones Mountain Twin 2024 – Best for Carving, Some Freestyle, and Switch Riding
  4. Lib Tech Travis Rice Orca Snowboard 2024 – Incredibly Fun Directional Resort Board / Powder Ready
  5. Ride Warpig Snowboard 2024 – Most Versatile All Mountain Freestyle Board
  6. Capita Aeronaut 2024 – Best All Conditions Resort Board
  7. Lib Tech Travis Rice Golden Orca Snowboard 2024 – Volume Shifted Powder Board / Freestyle Resort Ready
  8. Spring Break Resort Twin – Best Ready for Anything Resort Deck
  9. Never Summer Proto Ultra 2024 – All Mountain / Freestyle (Do it all)
  10. Capita Mega Merc 2024 – Most anticipated premium Do-it-all Deck
  11. Capita Super DOA 2024 – One Board to Do It All
  12. GNU Men’s GWO 2023 -2024 – Top All Mountain Snowboards for Resorts / Playful easy to ride
  13. Arbor Element Camber 2023 – 2024 – Best Value All Rounder
  14. Never Summer Proto Synthesis – Best Overall Do Everything Snowboard
  15. Lib Tech Skate Banana – Easiest to Ride All Rounder


There are some great deals going on right now for last season’s gear.
See our Best Snowboard Deals page to see all of the deals we recommend.


Best All Mountain Snowboards for Hitting Jumps

Capita Defenders Of Awesome (the Doa) 2024


best snowboards 2024 - the Capita DOA

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 to learn how it feels to ride it.

We watched the 2022 and 2023 versions sell out so quickly, so if this sounds even remotely interesting, consider picking up the 2024 version. It is available right now for preorder, so get your order in soon to reserve your size.

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.”

The profile of the Capita DOA looks like this.

Capita Defenders of awesome 2024 board profile

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 deck that leaned more towards being a park board. I thought I was getting a camber board that could flex. It flexes a little bit. However, you are going to have to put some effort in and lock in nose and tail presses perfectly to really see that benefit for presses. This board is designed to launch you and take all the abuse you throw at it.

Last season, the Capita DOA has got an upgrade to its core that made it lighter than ever. Capita kept last year’s P2 Superlight core in the 2024 version. The new core is a blend of Poplar and Paulownia wood assembled in a way that makes the board retain its pop and durability while being incredibly lightweight.

capita doa 2024 new features

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 into 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.”
  • Perfect for intermediate and advanced riders

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 beautifully. You just have to find that sweet spot.
  • Popular / often sold out and likely to see other riders on the mountain with it.

What’s New for 2024: One new size is available at 151cm wide. Other than the new size and graphics, the Capita DOA board has received no other technical upgrades from the 2023 version.

Sizes Available: 148, 150, 151 Wide, 152, 153 Wide, 154, 155 Wide, 156, 157 Wide, 158, 159 Wide, 160, 161 Wide, 162, 163 Wide, 164

See the Right Size Capita DOA for You
Capita DOA Weight Range
Size (cm) Rider Weight Range (lbs)
148 90-150
150 100-150
151 Wide 100-150
152 110-150
153W 120-180
154 120-180
155W 130-190
156 130-190
157W 140-200
158 140-200
159W 150-210
160 160-220
161W 160-220​
162 180-240​
163W 170-230+
164 190-245​+

Our Rating: 4.5 / 5 – Read the Capita Defenders of Awesome (DOA) Review

Flex: Medium 6/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Union Strata Bindings

Probability of Selling Out Score: 80% – Expect this board to sell out of most of its sizes by the middle of the 2024 season. The Capita DOA snowboard has sold out of its most popular sizes (150-157cm) early for the last three years. We anticipate the 2024 Capita DOA to follow the same trend.





See Where the DOA Is In Stock

Where is the Capita DOA Is Still In Stock

Here is a chart showing the sizes each retailer still has available for the Capita DOA.

Retailer Sizes Available Board Link
EVO 150, 151 Wide, 152, 153, Wide, 155 Wide, 156, 162, 164 View
Buckman’s 148, 150, 152, 154, 156, 158, 160, 162, 164 View
Buckman’s (DOA in Black- Wide) 151 Wide, 153 Wide, 156 Wide, 157 Wide, 159 Wide, 161 Wide View
REI 150, 154, 156, 158, 159 Wide, 160, 161 Wide, 162 View
Tactics 153 Wide, 159 Wide View
Peter Glenn 150, 152, 154, 156, 158 View
Sun and Ski 148, 150, 160, 162 View
Sun and Ski (DOA in Black- Wide) 157 Wide, 159 Wide View


Best All Mountain Freestyle Board for Butters

Burton Custom Flying V 2024


Burton Custom Flying V 2024

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 2023 – 2024 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.

burton flying v shape

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 2024 snowboard.


Pros


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

See the Right Size Burton Custom Flying V for You
Burton Custom Flying V Weight Range
Size (cm) Rider Weight (lbs)
150 120-180
154 120-180
154 Wide 120-180
156 150-200
158 150-200
158 Wide 150-200
162 180-260​+
162 Wide 180-260​+
166 Wide 180-260​+

Flex: Medium 5/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Burton Cartel X EST Snowboard Bindings

Probability of Selling Out Score: 80% – Expect this board to sell out of most of its sizes by the middle of the 2024 season. The Burton Custom Flying V has sold out of its most popular sizes (150-158cm) early for the last two years. We anticipate this graphic of the Burton Custom to follow the same trend.




Note: You can also check out the availability chart to see the sizes each retailer still have available of the Burton Custom Flying V.



See Where the Flying V Is In Stock

Where is the Burton Custom Flying V Is Still In Stock

Here is a chart showing the sizes each retailer still has available for the 2024 Burton Custom Flying V.

Retailer Sizes Available Board Link
Burton 150, 154, 154 Wide, 156, 158, 158 Wide, 162, 162 Wide, 166 Wide View
EVO 150, 154, 154 Wide, 156, 158, 158 Wide, 162, 162 Wide, 166 Wide View
Backcountry 150, 156, 158, 158 Wide, 162, 162 Wide, 166 Wide View
Peter Glenn 150, 154, 156, 158, 162 View
Sun and Ski 154, 156, 158, 162 View
Dreamruns 150, 154, 156, 158, 158 Wide, 162, 162 Wide, 166 Wide View

Best for Stability and a Little Bit of Every Type of Riding

Jones Mountain Twin 2024


best all mountain snowboard of 2024 the Jones Mountain Twin



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 that looks like this.

Jones Mountain Twin Camrock profile

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 2024 version is out and available for sale now. This board is primarily the same as it was last year with the only upgrade being an addition of a new smaller 149 size added into the lineup. The pervious version sold out of some of its sizes last season. Buy your Jones Mountain twin now to ensure you get your size.

Also check out our in-depth Jones Mountain Twin 2024 Snowboard Review.


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 – One board with unmatched versatility.
  • 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: 149, 151, 156 Wide, 157, 159 Wide, 160, 162 Wide, 163, 165 Wide, 168 Wide

See the Right Size Jones Mountain Twin for You
Jones Mountain Twin Weight Range
Size (cm) Rider Weight (lbs)
149 110 – 160
151 110 – 160
154 120 – 170
156 Wide 130 – 180
157 130 – 180
159 Wide 140 – 190
160 150 – 200
162 Wide 150 – 200
163 160 – 210
165 Wide 170 – 220
168 Wide 170 – 220

Our Rating: 4.7 / 5 – Read the Jones Mountain Twin Review

Flex: Medium to Stiff 6/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Jones Mercury Bindings





Most Fun-to-Ride Powder Ready All Mountain Snowboard

Lib Tech T.Rice Orca Snowboard 2024


Lib Tech T.Rice Orca Snowboard 2023



The Lib Tech Travis Rice Orca is the most popular board on the Lib Tech line for a very specific reason: It is incredibly fun to ride in all types of conditions.

The Orca is a volume-shifted board. That means it runs shorter and wider than most snowboards. The benefit to having a wider board is that you can ride this snowboard around 3cm to 6cm shorter than your usual deck. The shorter length makes this board more maneuverable while giving the board a more stable and in-control feel.

The Travis Rice Orca is built on the same C2X board profile. It looks like this when you look at it from the side.

Travis Rice Orca C2X Board Profile

This board profile is described as having reverse camber between the feet and camber in the nose and tail.

The Lib Tech Orca Snowboard has a two-and-a-half-inch setback stance. The longer nose helps this board float better in deeper snow.

The Lib Tech Orca is a popular snowboard that also comes in two additional premium versions. The first is the Golden Orca, and then there is a new version introduced last season called the Apex Orca.

The Golden Orca is covered above in more detail here. This version of the Orca improves its ability to ride switch stance on groomers while still allowing it to float in deep snow.

The Apex Orca is the premium version of the board that keeps the standard Orca’s exact shape. However, the primary differences are that Lib Tech added carbon and magnesium into its core. The result is a significantly lighter, poppier, more responsive, and durable Orca.

So Which Version of the Lib Tech Orca Should You Buy?

While all three snowboards are outstanding, all-mountain boards to ride at the resort, it ultimately comes down to price and how often you will ride in powder. If you ride powder often, get either the Orca or the Apex Orca. However, if you’re more interested in a version that also performs well while riding switch stance, check out the Golden Orca.

With that being said, if you are looking for an all-mountain board that is flexible and leans more on the freestyle side, I’d find another freestyle-focused board on this list.

However, if you are more interested in a responsive board that can handle all conditions and float beautifully in powder, then you cannot go wrong with the Lib Tech Orca

You can also read our full review of the Lib Tech Orca to learn how this board performs in icy conditions.


Pros

  • Edge hold / gripper – This has Magne Traction. It will give you a perfect carve in hardpack and powder.
  • Turns well – The rocker hybrid profile will help you connect your turns.
  • Volume shifted – able to size down (it is wider than most decks)
  • Lib Tech donates a portion of this snowboard’s sale to support the prevention of the extinction of the Salish Sea’s Killer Whales. The Orca is a solid snowboard that supports a great cause.

Cons

  • Tail shape can cause some wash out in hardpack and not great for riding switch stance.
  • 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

See the Right Size Lib Tech Orca for You
Lib Tech Orca Weight Range
Size (cm) Rider Weight (lbs)
138 90+
144 100+
147 110+
150 120+
153 130+
156 140+
159 150+
162 160+

Our Rating: 4.7 / 5 – Read the Lib Tech Orca Review

Flex: Stiff 7/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Union Falcor Bindings





The Most Versatile All-Mountain Freestyle Snowboard

Ride Warpig Snowboard 2024

 

Ride Warpig Snowboard

 



The Ride Warpig is perfect for any rider who wants one single board that is versatile enough to do all types of riding very well. 

The key to the Warpig’s versatility is in its unconventional shape. It’s built on a volume-shifted (shorter and wider) tapered directional shape with a sentered stance. This means the Warpig is wider than the average all-mountain board in the same length, and it has a dedicated nose that is 10mm wider than its tail. While most tapered directional boards would set the mounting holes back closer to the tail, the Warpig doesn’t. The rider stands centred on top of a predominately flat, playful profile similar to an all-mountain twin snowboard. Altogether, the Warpig essentially has the shape of a powder board with the stance and profile of a freestyle board.  

For me, the Warpig shines as an all-mountain freestyle board. I found the Warpig to feel really playful underfoot. While it is an all-mountain board ready to carve all over the resort, its flat profile between your feet gives it a skate-like feel that just begs you to take it through the park. It has a very soft-feeling, pressable nose that is perfect for jibbing and buttering across every feature in sight. Additionally, the board excels at hitting jumps. With the board being volume-shifted, it feels more nimble in the air (due to it being shorter, it is easier to spin), while the wider platform makes it feel stable and easy to land on. It’s like a lightweight tank that can ride away from just about any off-axis trick. 

The Warpig is perfect for riders who just want a fun board to cruise all over the resort on groomers or in powder, too. The main downside to the Warpig is that if you tend to charge aggressively, this may not be the board for you. While going really fast on rougher terrain, the softer nose will chatter, passing vibrations up through your legs. If you like the sound of this board’s versatility and need a board more suited to riding fast, check out the Ride Superpig, too. It’s a stiffer version of this board, and it is built to charge.

If you’re looking for an incredibly fun all-mountain board to ride in powder, cruise groomers, and hit the park, check out the Ride Warpig. 

 

Pros

  • It is versatile enough to go anywhere at the resort
  • Floats in powder and works well in the park
  • Fun to ride
  • Lightweight
  • Perfect for butters and presses
  • Stable for landing jumps

 

Cons

  • Its wider nose chatters at higher speed
  • It can lose grip in icy conditions
  • Its topless construction shows dings and scrapes

 

Sizes Available: 142, 148, 151, 154, 158

See the Right Size Ride Warpig for You
Ride Warpig Weight Range
Size (cm) Rider Weight (lbs)
142 60-160
148 100-205
151 130-210
154 140-220+
158 170-220+

Our Rating: 4.24 / 5 – Read the Ride Warpig Review

Flex: Medium 4.5/10 in the Nose and 5.5/10 in the Tail

Bindings to Pair With It: Ride C-6 Bindings

 




The Best All Mountain Directional Board

Capita Aeronaut Snowboard 2024


Capita Mercury Snowboard 2023

The Aeronaut is a new snowboard model for the 2024 season designed by Capita team rider Arthur Longo. This board is a directional twin with a camber profile that was designed to pay homage to the directional cambered boards of the 90s. It is designed to perform well on all terrain at your favorite local resort. The Capita Aeronaut is a board that is ready to charge through groomers while having the additional pop to launch you off every side hit you find.

The Capita Aeronaut features the Alpine V3 profile. If you were to look at the board for the side, its profile would look like this.

The profile combines a traditional camber section between your feet with catch-free zero-camber sections in the nose and tail. The benefit of the Alpine V3 profile is that it offers enhanced control, response, and power. It is a stable profile that is still easy to ride and ready to power through any type of conditions that you encounter.

The Aeronaut is a board that can do it all. The Capita Aeronaut is a mid-flexing board rated at a six out of 10. It’s pressable enough to lap it in the park while still being stable enough to charge when you need it on your favorite slope.

The Aeronaut is a really fun board to carve with. Capita designed the Aeronaut with a progressive sidecut that offers easy turn initiation, stability through the turn, and an added boost of power when exiting the turn.

This snowboard has an outstanding level of pop. Arthur Longo designed the Aeronaut to launch you into the air. This board has one of the highest-end sintered bases you can buy, and the core of the board was built to be extremely lightweight and durable. Also, Arthur strategically added carbon sections to give the board an explosive springboard-like pop.

Here is a closer look at the wooden core’s design and the carbon inserts’ layout.

core of the Capita Aeronaut Snowboard

This board is right at home in the powder too. The Aeronaut features a tapered directional shape with a setback stance of 0.8″ ( or 20.32mm). This design helps the board stay afloat by shifting your weight towards the back. The narrower tail sinks into the snow, while the wider nose stays above the surface, effortlessly gliding over deep snow. The result is a surfy feeling board that still offers enough control to carve a trench when it needs to.

If you’re looking for a fast, lightweight board that is fun to carve and ready to launch you off every single side hit, get the Aeronaut immediately before it sells out.


Pros

  • Versatile enough for anything at the resort – From powder to large kickers in the park
  • Excellent edge hold / Carves beautifully while still being easy to ride
  • Responsive / Stable feel – this rides well at high speeds while still being stable enough to land large jumps without washing out
  • Lightweight
  • Excellent pop
  • Fast high end sintered base

Cons

  • It will sell out fast.
  • It is on the more expensive side (yet well worth it).

Sizes Available: 153, 155, 157, 159, 161

See the Right Size Capita Aeronaut for You
Capita Aeronaut Weight Range
Size (cm) Rider Weight (lbs)
153 115 – 175
155 125 – 185
157 135 – 195
159 145 – 205
161 160 – 220

Flex: Medium to Stiff 6/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Union Force Bindings

Probability of Selling Out Score: 100% – This board is brand new, and is already starting to sell out online. It is expected to completely sell out by the end of January.




Note: The Aeronaut is nearly sold out. Check out the availability chart to see the sizes each retailer still have available of the Capita Aeronaut left in stock.



See Where the Aeronaut Is In Stock

Where is the Capita Aeronaut Is Still In Stock

Here is a chart showing the sizes each retailer still has available for the Capita Aeronaut.

Retailer Sizes Available Board Link
Christy Sports 157 View
Buckman’s 155,157 View


Best Powder Ready All Mountain Deck

Lib Tech T.Rice Golden Orca Snowboard 2024


Best Snowboards 2024 Lib Tech T.Rice Golden Orca Snowboard



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 with a one-inch setback stance. It looks like this when you look at the board from its side.

Golden Orca C2X Board Profile

The C2X profile shape is described as a noticeable rocker between your feet and two camber zones directly under your feet. The benefit of this rocker profile with a stance that is nearly centered is that it is perfect for all conditions you will encounter at the resort while being right at home as your powder board too. The Golden Orca offers stability with power and the pop to match it.

A new addition to the Golden Orca from the Traditional Orca is the Power Kink Tail technology Lib Tech added in. The tail is long and has a more mellow angled rise to it. The design 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 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. However, you will need to maintain it and wax it regularly.

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: 150, 153, 157, 161 – This is meant to ride 1-3 cm shorter than your typical board. It is volume shifted, so it is wider than a traditional snowboard.

See the Right Size Lib Tech Golden Orca for You
Lib Tech Golden Orca Weight Range
Size (cm) Rider Weight (lbs)
150 110+
153 120+
157 130+
161 140+

Flex: Stiff 7/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Union Falcor Bindings





Pro Tip: There is now an even higher end version of this board with more carbon to keep it lighter and a faster base. It’s called the Lib Tech Apex Golden Orca.




Lib Tech Golden Apex Orca Snowboard 2024


Best Snowboards 2024 Lib Tech Apex Golden Orca Snowboard



The Lib Tech Golden Apex Orca is the brand new, premium ultralight version of the Golden Orca. It’s meant to float in pow, carve trenches on groomers, and blast out of side hits with more power than ever before. This board was made with Lib Tech’s new “Anti Matter” construction. Think of it as the insanely lightweight, faster cousin of the Golden Orca. If that sounds interesting, get yours soon because these are expected to sell out.

Sizes Available: 150, 153, 157, 161 – This is meant to ride 1-3 cm shorter than your typical board. It is volume shifted, so it is wider than a traditional snowboard.

See the Right Size Lib Tech Apex Golden Orca for You
Lib Tech Apex Golden Orca Weight Range
Size (cm) Rider Weight (lbs)
153 120+
157 130+
161 140+

Flex: Stiff 7/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Union Falcor Bindings







Best All Mountain Freestyle for Resort Riding

Spring Break Resort Twin


Spring Break Resort Twin



The Spring Break Resort Twin is a brand new snowboard model for the 2024 season that is already so popular it sold out on the Capita website within one week of becoming available. This board is the first resort-focused all-mountain freestyle snowboard on the Spring Break lineup. Up to this point, Spring Break has primarily made decks for riding in slush and powder. However, the Resort Twin is the first board in the lineup focused on charging groomers all over your favorite resort.

Thanks to the Resort V2 camber profile and its twin shape, the Resort Twin is a versatile board that you can take anywhere at your local resort. If you were to look at the Resort Twin from the side, it would look like this. spring break resort twin resort v2 profile

The Resort V2 profile is a hybrid camber profile. It has a traditional camber section between your feet with reverse camber sections running outside of the insert packs through the nose and tail. The benefit is that you get the power, pop, and drive of positive camber between your feet with the catch-free, easier-to-carve feeling of a rockered nose and tail. This profile gives the board a very predictable, intuitive feel while still coming packed with a generous amount of pop.

The Spring Break Resort Twin is also a board with an incredible level of edge hold for carving. Whether you’re charging at high speeds in perfect conditions or riding more reserved on solid ice, the Resort Twin is a board that will help you lock into every turn.

Here is why.

This board features Spring Break’s Radial Sidecut with Deathgrip technology. This special sidecut means the Resort Twin has a traditional sidecut arc that runs the length of the board, with one additional contact point added directly in the center of the arc. If you were to look closely at the edge of this snowboard, it would look like this.

deathgrip sidecut

Notice the extra bump in the center of the snowboard’s edge? That extra contact point in the center of the sidecut allows the board to grip better in all conditions, regardless of the type of terrain you are riding in. The extra level of grip allows you to feel in control at all times, so you can ride confidently and improve how you connect your turns without worrying if it’s too icy out.

The Resort Twin Was built with a lightweight, durable wooden core called Spring Break’s Meta Core. Additionally, Spring Break added in four v-shaper one-inch carbon amplifiers. Here is an image of what the construction of the board looks like underneath its top sheet with the three different types of wood and carbon amplifiers.

resort twin's meta core construction

The Meta Core is a combination of paulownia, poplar, and beech with carbon fiber arranged in a V-shape in the tips of the board. It’s a core that is lightweight, responsive, and durable, while the carbon amplifiers add a level of springboard-like pop to the board.

Spring Break gave the Resort Twin its Power Drive base. This base material is made with a combination of sintered and extruded bases. The benefit is that it’s exceptionally fast, easy to repair, and won’t require a lot of wax to maintain it.

Overall, this is a board that you will feel confident with and have an insane amount of fun riding. From the Resort Twin’s extremely lightweight core and radial sidecut to its superior edge hold, every feature in this board was intentionally crafted to maximize your control and enjoyment at your favorite resort.

If this description sounds interesting, I’d recommend getting the Resort Twin soon before it completely sells out in your size.

Also read our full in depth Capita Spring Break Resort Twin review.


Pros

  • Built with the resort rider in mind. This is ne board that can do all types of resort riding well. It’s phenomenal on groomers and excellent in the park.
  • This board has a very stable, locked in feel with an outstanding level of edge hold
  • Mid flex / Easily pressable while still offering stability
  • Lightweight / Durable
  • Predictable feel that won’t take long to get used to
  • Fast base that is relatively low maintenance
  • Great for multiple riding styles / Good for resort riding or park riding

Cons

  • Not available in many sizes. If you need a smaller or larger size, check out the Capita Indoor Survival as it has many of the same specs and is available in additional sizes.
  • It is an insanely popular board that sells out fast. This was on the Capita website for one week before selling out.
  • Not a great option for really deep snow

Sizes: 154, 156, 158, 160

See the Right Size Srping Break Resort Twin for You
Spring Break Resort Twin Weight Range
Size (cm) Rider Weight (lbs)
154 105-165
156 115-175
158 135-195
160 150-210​+

Our Rating: 4.6 / 5 – Read the Capita SB Resort Twin Review

Flex: Medium ( 5 out of 10)

Bindings to Pair With It: Union Force Bindings







Best All Mountain Freestyle Snowboard

Never Summer Proto Ultra 2024


Never Summer Proto Ultra



In previous years, the Never Summer Proto Ultra was considered the upgraded version of the Never Summer Proto Synthesis. In 2024, this board has been given upgrades that put it in a high-performance class of its own.

Here is a quick preview image with all of the tech features found in the 2024 Never Summer Proto Ultra.

Neversummer Proto Ultra 2024 Construction and new features

The primary appeal of this board is its dampening system, carbon fiber inserts, and versatile camber profile. The Never Summer Proto Ultra is a snowboard you can ride in all types of terrain, and it will really shine when you launch off large kickers.

For the 2023 version, Never Summer swapped the previous Shock Wave Rocker Camber profile for the new Triple Camber profile. It is a significant change from year to year, so here is a comparison image of what they look like side by side.

Neversummer Proto Ultra 2024 snowboard comparing rocker profile to last year's version

The upgraded camber profile has camber sections under the bindings, rocker sections between the feet that lead to a mild camber section in the direct center of the board. The nose and tail both have early-rise transition sections to help the board float. The new Triple camber profile gives you an insane level of responsiveness, edge hold, and stability while being playful and forgiving in all conditions.

The Proto Ultra has three carbon “X” shaped inserts throughout the board. Two carbon inserts are in the 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 an all-mountain board that can handle all terrain and performs well in the terrain park, you found the right board.

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


Pros

  • Pop
  • Fast base – This has Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base the fastest Never Summer has ever used.
  • Excellent 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 advanced riders.
  • On the more expensive side

Sizes Available: 154, 157, 160, 163

See the Right Size Never Summer Proto Ultra for You
Never Summer Proto Ultra Weight Range
Size (cm) Rider Weight (lbs)
154 120-170
157 125-175
160 145-195
163 160-210

Flex: Stiff 8/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Union Falcor Bindings







Most Versatile High End Snowboard

Capita Mega Merc Snowboard 2024


Capita Mega Mercury Snowboard 2024



This is a premium version of Capita’s award-winning Mercury snowboard. They call this version the “Mega Merc.” The Mega Merc is the most anticipated all mountain board for the 2024 season because it is truly perfect for all types of snowboarding. This board will perform well in the park, on groomers, and even in powder. The Mega Merc sold out in a matter of days last season, so if your size is available, don’t wait too long to get it.

The Capita Mega Merc is a directional twin with a stance set back by half of an inch. The slight setback stance helps the board float easier in powder without giving it any issues while you ride switch stance.

This snowboard features Capita’s V2 resort profile. It has is a traditional camber between your feet with rocker zones in the nose and tail. It looks like this.

The camber section is where the board gets its pop, power, and responsiveness, while the rocker sections help it remain playful, pressable, and catch-free on park features.

This is a very light board that rides incredibly well. The top sheet of the board features Capita’s Megalite Skin. It is an extremely lite laminate that is a 60% reduction from the standard top sheet. The best part about the weight reduction is that the Capita Mega Merc doesn’t feel like a light chattery board that has nothing to it. The Mega Merc is a damp, hard-charging snowboard that is both fun and smooth to ride.

This board is made of Triax glass, carbon bands, and magic bean resin to hold it all together while giving it a poppy yet lively feel. One of the coolest tech features about the Mega Mercury is built into its core. It has a hybrid Poplar, Paulownia, and plastic core designed to give the board response, pop, and power while keeping the weight light and the impact on the environment low.

For the 2024 season, the Capita Mega Merc’s base was upgraded to the new Hyperdrive base.

capita mega mercury snowboard base

The base is a specialty formulated sintered base with a stone ground finish. While you will need to wax it to keep it fast, you will find that it’s durable and slides well on rails and boxes.

So, what is the real appeal here?

The premium materials used and how versatile the board is. While there are many all-mountain snowboards, only a few of them truly excel as a board that can carve, float, and hit the park. This snowboard can do all of it exceptionally well.

So if you’re looking for a board that can do it all to perfection, get the Capita Mega Mercury.


Pros

  • One deck that can truly do it all with a ton of premium quality materials and tech features
  • Super light core
  • Slightly set back stance – perfect for all conditions and even park
  • Incredibly fast base
  • Responsive camber-dominant profile with a stiffer 6 out of 10 flex

Cons


    Sizes Available: 153, 156 Wide, 157, 158 Wide, 159, 160 Wide, 161

    See the Right Size Capita Mega Merc for You
    Capita Mega Merc Weight Range
    Size (cm) Rider Weight (lbs)
    153 100-160
    155 120-180
    156 Wide 120-180
    157 130-190
    158 Wide 130-190
    159 140-200
    160 Wide 140-200​+
    161 160-200​+

    Flex: Medium to Stiff 6.5/10

    Bindings to Pair With It: Union Atlas Bindings







    Best Do It All Snowboards

    Capita Super Doa 2024


    Capita Super Doa 2023 best all-mountain snowboard



    The Capita Super DOA 2024 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 buy the 2024 version right now.

    The Super DOA 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 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.

    If you rested this board on a table and looked at its side, it would look like this.

    Capita Super D.O.A Board Profile

    One of the most considerable differences between in the Super DOA from the standard DOA is that it has a 3D core profile. The 3D profile shape makes this board thicker between the feet and thinner outside 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

    Last season, the Super DOA was upgraded with a new topsheet and core, making it lighter, snappier, and more responsive. Now, for 2024, the Capita Super DOA was upgraded with a new specialized high molecular sintered base with a stone-ground finish to make it faster than ever before too. This board will get the speed most riders only dream of. However, you will want to wax it often to make sure it keeps its glide.

    Here is a quick overview of the new base and updated features in the 2024 Super DOA.

    Capita Super DOA 2024 new features

    The base and edges are also tuned after the manufacturing process to ensure the board is as fast as possible and rides well in either regular or switch stance.

    If you are looking for a versatile, do it all type snowboard board, this is the board for you. The DOA will be great in the park or exploring your favorite parts of 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.
    • Lightweight and durable

    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

    See the Right Size Capita Super DOA for You
    Capita Super DOA Weight Range
    Size (cm) Rider Weight Range (lbs)
    152 110-150
    154 120-180
    155W 130-190
    156 130-190
    158 140-200
    158W 140-200
    160 160-220​+
    161W 160-220
    163W 170-230​+

    Flex: Medium 5/10

    Bindings to Pair With It: Union Force Bindings







    Best Beginner Resort Board

    GNU GWO 2023 – 2024


    GNU GWO 2024



    The GWO is a snowboard that will be fun to ride all over the resort. The GNU GWO is also on the best beginner snowboards of 2023 – 2024 award list. 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 easier than most of the other all mountain 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

    See the Right Size GNU GWO for You
    GNU GWO Weight Range
    Size (cm) Rider Weight (lbs)
    147 90+
    150 100+
    153 120+
    156 130+
    156 Wide 130+
    159 140+
    159 Wide 140+
    162 Wide 150+

    Flex: Medium 5/10

    Bindings to Pair With It: GNU Psych Bindings





    Best Bang for Your Buck Snowboard

    Arbor Element Camber 2024


    Arbor Element Camber 2024



    The 2024 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.

    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

    See the Right Size Arbor Element Camber for You
    Arbor Element Camber Weight Range
    Size (cm) Rider Weight (lbs)
    153 114 – 194
    156 120 – 200
    159 126 – 206
    160 Mid Wide 132 – 212
    161 Wide 128 – 208
    162 138 – 218
    165 Wide 142 – 220​+

    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


    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. Carbon fiber is built into this board to give it additional pop and responsiveness. You will be able to load the pop up in the board. The carbon reacts like a springboard to launch you even higher as you ollie. 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. The Proto Synthesis 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. Here is what it looks like.

    Shock Wave Rocker Camber Board Profile

    The profile can be described as a hybrid profile with a rocker between your feet with camber sections under your bindings, a small flat section, and then reverse camber in the nose and tail. 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 Never Summer Proto Synthesis sidewalls 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.

    Want to see more women’s snowboards? Check out our best women’s snowboards of 2022 award list.


    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 and advanced riders.

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

    See the Right Size Never Summer Proto Synthesis Snowboard 2022 for You
    Never Summer Proto Synthesis Snowboard 2022 Weight Range
    Size (cm) Rider Weight (lbs)
    139 70-120
    142 75-125
    145 80-130 
    148 95-145
    151 110-160

    Flex: Medium 5/10

    Bindings to Pair With It: Union Juliet Bindings





    Pro Tip: Also check out the men’s version of the Never Summer Proto Synthesis too.


    Men’s Never Summer Proto Synthesis


    Men's Never Summer Proto Synthesis



    This men’s version has all the same tech in the board mentioned above. This one is built with larger sizes and different graphics.

    The Never Summer Proto Synthesis is an all-mountain board that will improve your jumps and carving. Carbon is built into this snowboard to give it more pop and responsiveness. As you pop your ollies, you will feel the carbon in the board will load up and then release like a springboard to launch you even higher. The hybrid profile of this board gives the board a better edge hold while you ride.

    If you are looking for a fast board with a ton of pop 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.

    Cons

    • This is more for intermediate to advanced riders. It is not the most beginner friendly.




    Easiest to Ride All Mountain Snowboards

    Lib Tech Skate Banana

    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. It looks like this.

    Lib Tech Skate Banana Snowboard Contour Profile

    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: 150, 152, 153 Wide, 154, 156, 156 Wide, 159, 159 Wide, 162 Wide

    See the Right Size Lib Tech Skate Banana for You
    Lib Tech Skate Banana Weight Range
    Size (cm) Rider Weight (lbs)
    150 65+
    152 70+
    153 Wide 75+
    154 75+
    156 80+
    156 Wide 80+
    159 85+
    159 Wide 85+
    162 Wide 90+

    Flex: Soft and Pressable 3/10

    Bindings to Pair With It: Bent Metal Transfer Bindings






    The Best All Mountain Directional Board

    Capita Mercury Snowboard 2023


    Capita Mercury Snowboard 2023



    The Capita Mercury is an all-mountain directional snowboard that is perfect for all conditions you will encounter at the resort.

    There are only two changes to the Mercury for the 2024 version.

    First, it is now available in a 147, so smaller riders can enjoy it.

    Second, it now has a new core. This image shows the difference with the older version on the left side and the new 2024 version on the right.

    difference in capita mercury 2022 to 2023 versionInstead of having bamboo stringers running through it. Capita added the Hover Core to the 2023 version. This is a Paulownia core combined with 7mm Poplar beams. It is the same core in the Capita Black Snowboard of Death and Outsiders. The hover core is insanely light, floats well on powder, adds tons of response and offers a damp and surfy feel.


    Pros

    • Versatile enough for anything at the resort – From powder to large kickers in the park
    • Excellent edge hold / Carves beautifully
    • Responsive / Stable feel – this rides well at high speeds while still being stable enough to land large jumps without washing out
    • Lightweight
    • Excellent pop
    • Fast sintered base

    Cons

    • It sells out fast.
    • It has a medium to stiff flex (6.5 / 10). It might be too stiff for riders that are looking for a board to press and butter often.

    Sizes Available: 147, 150, 153, 155, 156 Wide, 157, 158 Wide, 159 160 Wide, 161

    See the Right Size Capita Mercury for You
    Capita Mercury Weight Range
    Size (cm) Rider Weight (lbs)
    147 80 – 140
    150 90 – 150
    153 100 – 160
    155 120 – 180
    156 Wide 120 – 180
    157 130 – 190
    158 Wide 130 – 190
    159 140 – 200
    160 Wide 140 – 200+
    161 160 – 220+

    Flex: Medium to Stiff 6.5/10

    Bindings to Pair With It: Union Force Bindings





    Also Check Out These Boards From Our Best New Snowboards 2024 Guide:

    Capita Birds of a Feather – This is one of the best women’s snowboards you can buy. It is the women’s equivalent to the Capita DOA.


    Solomon Abstract – This is a brand new unisex all-mountain freestyle board that really shines in the park.

    salomon abstract snowboard 2024

    Capita Mega Death – This is a brand new premium, extremely lightweight carving monster of an all-mountain freeride board.

    capita mega death 2024


    Jones Stratos – The Jones Stratos is an all-mountain freeride snowboard that offers a playful yet snappy riding experience in powder and mixed conditions. Its mid-stiff flex, tapered directional shape, and directional rocker profile provide power, float, and grip, while its short sidecut and Eco-Plastic Topsheet absorb chatter in rough snow.

    So there you have it.

    Here are the 2023 – 2024 best all mountain snowboards:

    1. Best for All Mountain Snowboards for Hitting Jumps: Capita Defenders Of Awesome (the Doa) 2023 – 2024
    2. Best Snowboards for Butters and Presses: Burton Custom Flying V Snowboard 2023 – 2024
    3. Best Value Powder Ready All Mountain Deck: Lib Tech Travis Rice Orca Snowboard 2023 – 2024
    4. Ride Warpig Snowboard 2024 – Most Versatile All Mountain Freestyle Board
    5. A Resort Ready for Groomers and Park Snowboard: Spring Break Resort Twin
    6. Best Blend of Stability and Freestyle: Jones Mountain Twin 2023 – 2024
    7. Resort Board in All Conditions: Capita Aeronaut 2024
    8. Best Powder Ready All Mountain Deck: Lib Tech Travis Rice Golden Orca Snowboard 2024
    9. Best Do It All Snowboards: Capita Super DOA 2024
    10. Best All Mountain Freestyle Snowboard: Never Summer Proto Ultra 2024
    11. Best Beginner All Mountain Snowboards for Resorts: GNU Men’s GWO 2024
    12. Most Anticipated High End Do It All Snowboard: Capita Mega Merc Snowboard 2024
    13. Best Bang for Your Buck Snowboard: Arbor Element Camber 2024
    14. Top All Mountain Snowboard for Women: Never Summer Proto Synthesis Snowboard – Women’s Version
    15. Easiest to Ride All Mountain Snowboard: Lib Tech Skate Banana



    Considerations When Buying an All-Mountain Snowboard

    Read our beginner’s guide to all-mountain snowboards to learn everything you need to know before buying your first board. Here is a summary of the details you should consider when buying an all-mountain snowboard.

    • Shape of the Snowboard: The shape of a board is its outline. Depending on your riding style, a board’s shape can offer advantages and disadvantages. A twin-shaped snowboard is great for riding in either stance, while an asymmetrical snowboard can be better for carving. 
    • Camber Profile: The camber profile is the curvature of the board while looking at it from the side. The camber profile greatly affects how powerful or playful a board feels underfoot. Camber, a lowercase n-shaped curve, will feel powerful and snappy, while Rocker, a lowercase u-shaped curve, will feel loose and playful. 
    • Flex Pattern: The flex pattern refers to how flexible the snowboard is. A flexible snowboard is better for butter and rail tricks, while a stiffer flexing snowboard is better for carving and jumping. 
    • Board Category Style: There are four different types of snowboards available on the market today: Freestyle (also called Park), Freeride, All-Mountain, and Powder Boards. Read our guide to the different types of snowboards to learn more about the benefits of each style.  
    • Edge Hold / Grip: The level of grip a snowboard has while carving is important, depending on the type of snow you will ride. If you often ride icy terrain, look for a board with a stronger edge hold rating to help you grip to the ice. 
    Benefits of an All Mountain Snowboard

    All mountain snowboards are good for resort riding and having one board that can “do-it-all.”

    Here are examples of the types of riding you would do on an all mountain snowboard.

    • Ride all slopes at a resort regardless of their experience level rating
    • Carving through trees at the resort
    • Hit small to medium jumps in the park
    • Hit the occasional rail or box in the park
    What Are All Mountain Snowboards Not Good For?

    Most all mountain snowboards are not great for the following types of riding.

    • Snowboarding in powder or very deep snow
    • Racing
    • Backcountry snowboarding (riding in the mountains outside of the resort)
    • Riding in the halfpipe

    While an all mountain snowboards can technically be used for any of these types of riding. A snowboard designed for the specialized type of riding you enjoy most will perform even better.

    The main summary is that when a snowboard is tuned to do everything, it does everything moderately well doing everything. However, when a snowboard is designed for a specific type of riding, like park riding, for example, it performs exceptionally well in that area and often compromises in other areas like carving, shock absorption, or riding groomers. Read our guide to the benefits of each type of snowboard to learn more.





    Also Check Out Our Other Snowboard Guides:

    Best Snowboards for 2024

    Best Park Snowboards

    Best Freeride Snowboards for Carving

    Best Snowboards for Kids

    Best Complete Snowboards for Beginners

    Best Powder Snowboards

    Best Women’s Snowboards

    Best Snowboard Boots

    Best Bindings for Park Riding

    Best Snowboard Goggles

    Snowboard Size Calculator & Board Size Guide

    Capita Ultrafear Snowboard Review





    Have a question about any of the boards mentioned above?
    Leave a comment below.

    Last Updated: February 22, 2024 by Steve Weber

3 comments

  1. Hey Steve!
    Thinking of getting the never summer proto ultra with the Falcors as it seems like it could take my riding to the next level and last me awhile. I’m currently and intermediate almost advanced rider and am wondering if this would be too much board for me or if it would help me to reach that next level of riding.

    1. Hey Kellyn! No way! I think you’re going to love the Proto Ultra with Falcors. Another Union binding that pairs well with the Proto Ultra is the Union Atlas. I’d also take a look at that binding, too. Good luck in your boards search!

  2. Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you penning this post and the rest of the site is also very good.

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