2023 Best Womens Snowboards

8 Outstanding Women’s Snowboards 2022 – 2023: All Mountain Ready For Your Favorite Resort

Winter is nearly here! To ensure you have the best time possible on the snow, we compiled a list of the top women’s snowboards for the 2022 – 2023 season.

So let’s get right to it.

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 Women’s Snowboards for Carving

Never Summer Lady FR Snowboard 2023


The Never Summer Lady FR is an all-mountain snowboard that is also featured on our best carving snowboard of 2022 – 2023 list. The Lady FR takes all of the versatile properties of the now discontinued Lady West Snowboard and combines it with the camber profile and lightweight core of the Men’s Proto FR. The result is a tapered directional board with some key technical features that help it carve through any type of terrain.

The Never Summer Lady FR’s profile is a Triple Fusion Camber profile. So if you were to look at this snowboard from the side, it would look like this.

The Triple Camber Fusion profile gives the Lady FR a third camber section connected in the nose and tail by two small rocker sections. Additionally, the nose has an early rise section to help the snowboard float in powder. The benefit of the hybrid shape is that you get a responsive, stable snowboard that holds an edge to perfection while still being playful and forgiving to ride.

The longer nose of the Never Summer Lady FR’s unique shape allows the board to float easier in powder and maintain a stronger edge hold while still having a ton of pop.

The core of this board is a combination of bamboo wood reinforced with birch stringers. This combination gives the board a medium flex, keeps it lightweight, and makes it incredibly durable.

To help reduce chatter while carving on rougher terrain, Never Summer added the RDS 2 Damping System with Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers. These features help reduce the board’s vibration and allow you to ride longer without getting tired.

The Lady FR has carbon sections throughout its entire construction. The carbon gives the board a springboard-like pop, reinforces its edge hold, and adds more stability while carving.

So, what makes this board so great for carving?

This. Never Summer included its Power Grip Sidecut. The Lady FR has five additional contact points to improve its edge hold and carving ability. It looks like this, where each transition point adds another contact point to the edge.

The base of the Lady FR is Never Summer’s high-end sintered base, the Durasurf XT 5501. It is durable, incredibly fast, and ready to rip down any terrain you can ride on.

If you are looking for a board that can do it all, is fun to carve, and will progress your riding, then get the Never summer Lady FR.


Pros

  • The unique Triple Fusion Camber profile
  • Smooth ride thanks to the RDS 2 Damping System and Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers
  • Responsive edge to edge
  • Carbon adds tons of pop and durability

Cons

  • Not great for beginners due to its hybrid profile and stiffer flex

Sizes Available: 144, 147, 151, 153, 156

See the Right Size Never Summer Lady FR for You
Never Summer Lady FR Weight Range
Size (cm) Rider Weight (lbs)
144 80-135
147 90-140 
151 110-160
153 120-170 
156 130-180

Flex: Medium / Stiff (7 out of 10)






The Best Women’s Snowboards for Jumps

Capita Birds of a Feather Snowboard 2023


The Capita Birds of a Feather is a best selling women’s all-mountain freestyle snowboard year after year. Why? Because this board, and its men’s version the Capita DOA, have won just about every snowboard award a snowboard can win. To put it simply, this board can do it all to perfection.

The Birds of a Feather has technical features that make it the perfect “do everything” all-mountain snowboard.

The Birds of a Feather has Capita’s Resort V1 board profile. It looks like this if you look at the board’s curvature from the side.

The profile is described as having a camber section between your feet, a flat section immediately underfoot, and then small reverse camber sections in the nose and tail. The benefit is that you get all of the power of a camber dominant snowboard with the catch-free contact points to help you land your tricks.

The Capita Birds of a Feather is an excellent board for hitting jumps or giving you an extra boost with your ollies. This board has carbon stringers built into it that give it springboard-like pop. Additionally, it has an upgrade core to make it a smooth, shock-absorbing / damp ride. Additionally, it has a fast sintered base and durable kevlar sidewalls. The Birds of a Feather is a durable, lightweight, responsive deck capable of any type of riding.

New for the 2023 season, the Capita Birds of a Feather’s core was upgraded to the P2 Superlight core. The core is now made of an even combination of poplar and Paulownia wood. The combination makes the board lightweight and durable while also giving the board some additional pop.

Here is a diagram of the new core’s construction in the 2023 Capita Birds of a Feather.

If you’re looking for a freestyle focused all-mountain snowboard, get the 2023 Capita Birds of a Feather.



Pros

  • The perfect freestyle focused “do everything type board”
  • Responsive traditional camber profile / Excellent pop for jumps
  • Twin shape
  • P2 Superlight Core – This makes the board extremely lightweight / durable while absorbing vibrations as you ride
  • Fast / Durable Sintered Base
  • 2 Year Warranty

Cons

  • This can do it all. However, it is more resort focused. If you are going to be riding a lot of powder in the backcountry, try another board.
  • The camber profile and carbon worked into this board can make it a little too aggressive for beginners. This is more for intermediate to advanced riders.

Sizes: 140, 142, 144, 146, 148, 148 Wide, 150, 150 Wide, 152, 152 Wide, 154

See the Right Size Capita Birds of a Feather for You
Capita Birds of a Feather Weight Range
Size (cm) Rider Weight (lbs)
140 80-135
142 90-140
144 95-145
146 100-150
148 105-155
148 Wide 110-160
150 110-160
150 Wide 110-160
152 115-165
152 Wide 115-165
154 120-170​+

Flex: Medium (5 out of 10)







The Best Women’s Do It All Snowboards

Bataleon Distortia Women’s Snowboard 2022 – 2023


The Bataleon Distortia is another best-selling women’s all-mountain freestyle snowboard. This is the sister version of the Bataleon Evil Twin Snowboard. The Distortia has all of the same features as the Evil Twin. However, it is designed specifically with the female rider in mind. (It comes in smaller sizes and has a slightly softer flex pattern of 4/10.)

The Bataleon Distortia has a tech feature that sets it above and beyond most other women’s all-mountain snowboards. This snowboard has Bataleon’s 3BT (Triple Base Technology) with Sidekick. That means the snowboard’s base has a 3d spoon shape to it in its nose and tail. Here is a quick video that describes 3BT.

The main benefits of this 3BT are that it improves turn initiation, helps the board float on powder, and gives you a playful catch-free feel while you’re riding it. Add those characteristics on top of a twin snowboard with a traditional camber profile, and you have the versatile “go anywhere do anything” resort beast that is Bataleon’s Distortia.

If you’re looking for a board that can hit the park, float on deep snow, and works insanely well as your all-mountain resort board, get the Bataleon Distortia 2023 snowboard.


Pros

  • 3BT+ Sidekick profile – The nose and tail are spoon like. This gives the board better turn initiation, better float in deeper snow, and a catch free ride.
  • Stable all mountain board while still being playful and perfect for park riding
  • Medium/ Soft flex makes it easier to press and butter
  • Light and durable

Cons

  • It can take a few runs to get used to 3BT
  • Can occasionally slide on jump landings due to the catch free feel (You will be fine on normal balanced landings. It is more when you’re off axis.)

Sizes: 143, 146, 149, 152

See the Right Size Bataleon Distortia for You
Bataleon Distortia Weight Range
Size (cm) Rider Weight (lbs)
140cm 85-115
143cm 95-120
146cm 110-140
149cm 120-155
152cm 130-165

Flex: Soft / Medium (4 out of 10)







The Best Women’s All Mountain Freeride Snowboards

Jones Women’s Flagship Snowboard 2023


The Jones Women’s Flagship is the perfect all-mountain / freeride snowboard for carving on any terrain. The Flagship has the perfect combination of features for connecting turns at your favorite resort or floating on deep snow in the backcountry.

The Jones Flagship is a stiffer flexing snowboard with a hybrid camber/rocker board profile. It has a camber profile between your feet with a slight rocker profile in the nose and tail. This board also has a 3d spoon-like curvature in its nose and tail. This image shows the spoon-like curvature to give you an idea of how this looks when rested on a flat surface.

This 3d feature combines with the hybrid board profile to help the board float in powder, makes connecting turns easier, and gives this board a catch-free feel while still being incredibly responsive.

The Flagship is a tapered directional-shaped snowboard, and it has a slightly wider ( by .49 of an inch) nose than its tale. Additionally, its stance is set back by .79 of an inch (20 Millimeters). These shaping features combine to keep the board’s nose up and float with a surf-like feel on powder.

The Women’s Flagship features Traction Tech 3.0 technology built into its edges. This feature gives the board an increased edge hold on ice and rougher conditions. There are three additional contact points added to the board’s edges on both sides. One contact point is placed at the center between your feet, and then the other two are under each binding. These extra points of contact help the board carve through ice and rougher conditions.

If you’re looking for a snowboard that can handle all conditions while being insanely fun to ride, then get the Jones Flagship 2023 snowboard.


Pros

  • Directional shape with a setback stance – Helps it float in powder
  • 3d profile – Helps turn initiation
  • Traction Tech 3.0 – Helps improve its edge hold even while carving on ice
  • Eco friendly materials
  • 3 year warranty

Cons

  • On the more expensive side compared to others on this list.

Sizes: 146, 149, 152, 155

See the Right Size Jones Women’s Flagship for You
Jones Women’s Flagship Weight Range
Size (cm) Rider Weight (lbs)
146 100 – 150
149 100 – 150
152 110 – 160
155 110 – 160

Flex: Stiff (8 out of 10)







The Best Womens Snowboards for East Coast Riding

GNU Asym Ladies Choice C2X Women’s Snowboard 2023


The GNU Asym Ladies Choice Snowboard is a do it all asymmetrical twin that is light, stable, and poppy while being ridiculously easy to ride.

The Asym Ladies Choice is built on the C2X rocker profile. This profile is a more exaggerated rocker (curves like the letter u) between the bindings while slight camber sections under your foot (curves like the letter n). The board’s profile looks like this.

The benefits of the board’s profile are that it will have the playful, forgiving feel of a banana rocker shape with the combined responsive precision of a traditional camber board.

Additionally, this snowboard has an asymmetrical sidecut. That means that it has a deeper heelside sidecut than its toe side edge. The asymmetrical shape helps it lock into turns and make it slightly easier to ride than other boards on this list. It is also a twin shape so that it will ride switch as well. However, if you ride with a regular or goofy stance, you will want to set this board up with the designated heelside edge being your primary heelside edge.

The Ladies Choice is the perfect board for east coast riders because it can hold an edge even on ice. The GNU Ladies Choice holds an edge incredibly well thanks to its Magne Traction edges. If you were to look at the edges of this board, you would see they look like a serrated steak knife. This image does a great job showing the wavy, Magne Traction serrated edges and highlights their benefit.

Combine the serrated edges with the asym shape and C2x profile, and you have a playful all-mountain board that can grip anything.

The GNU Ladies Choice is made to be durable, lightweight, poppy, and fast. The core of the board is a combination of aspen and paulownia wood. GNU also added in UHMW (ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene) sidewalls to help the board remain unharmed if it hits a rail or rock on its side. To round it all off, GNU added in a fast-sintered base. The base is durable and will remain fast for you when you wax and maintain it.

If you’re looking for an awesome snowboard that is fun to ride and can hold an edge in all conditions, get the GNU Asym Ladies Choice Snowboard.


Pros

  • A playful / easy to ride all mountain board (Good for beginners through advanced riders)
  • Asymmetrical twin shape – this makes it easier to carve / allows you to ride longer with less fatigue in your legs
  • Light, durable, and poppy core
  • Sintered base
  • Magne traction edges – the edge hold is incredible even on ice
  • An excellent do it all snowboard
  • Hand made in the USA

Cons

  • It does ok in powder thanks to the rocker profile between the feet. However, if you will be riding deeper snow often, check out one of the directional shape boards on this list.

Sizes: 139.5, 142.5, 145.5, 148.5, 151.5, 153.5

See the Right Size GNU Ladies Choice C2X for You
GNU Ladies Choice C2X Weight Range
Size (cm) Rider Weight (lbs)
Range (lbs)
139.5 40-120
142.5 50-130
145.5 60-140
148.5 80-160
151.5 90-180
153.5 90-180

Flex: Soft / Medium (4 out of 10)







The Best Women’s Snowboard for Jibbing (and All-Mountain Riding)

Salomon Abstract Snowboard


The Salomon Abstract is a new unisex snowboard for the 2022-2023 season. This board was designed by Salomon Women’s pro rider Desiree Melancon, and it replaces both the Salomon Women’s Gypsy and Salomon Men’s Villain from the 2022 snowboard lineup.

The Abstract is a versatile all-mountain freestyle board with tech that helps you carve, hit rails, and launch off jumps in the park.

The Abstract has a true twin shape with a blunted nose and tail. Salomon’s designers removed any unnecessary material in the nose and tail of this snowboard to reduce its swing weight. The benefit is that the board is more maneuverable for your jibs and spins. Additionally, it is lighter and easier to turn than most other all-mountain boards.

The profile of the Salomon Abstract is a rock out camber. It looks like this.

The profile has a long rocker section in the nose and tail, and then there is an exaggerated camber to flat section between your feet. The benefit is that the rocker sections give the Abstract its playful, skate-like feel while the camber and flat section give the board its responsiveness, power, and pop.

The Abstract is a versatile board that can do more than just be your park board. It has features built into its sidecut that make it easy to carve while also giving it a superior edge hold. Here is a quick overview video that covers all of these features.

This board has a sintered stone ground base. It will be fast and durable for you. You will just need to wax it regularly.

If you’re looking for a jib board that can still excel all over the mountain, get the Salmon Abstract.


Pros

  • Versatile Park Board that carves beautifully out of the park too
  • Easy to ride profile that still has tons of power and pop
  • Low swing weight – Perfect for jibs and spins of jumps
  • Durable – Stone ground sintered base

Cons

  • This board has been selling out often.

Sizes: 138, 143, 147, 151, 153, 155, 155 Wide, 158, 158 Wide

See the Right Size Salomon Abstract for You
Salomon Abstract Weight Range
Size (cm) Rider Weight (lbs)
138 80 – 130
143 80 – 130
147 100 – 145
151 110 – 160
153 125 – 165
155 125 – 190
155W 145 – 210
158 140 – 195
158W 155 – 230

Flex: Medium (5 out of 10) / The nose and tail are slightly stiffer to give the board its pop



Note: Last season’s version of this board, the Salomon Gypsy, is still available and on sale right now.





The Best Women’s All Mountain Snowboards Overall

Never Summer Proto Synthesis Snowboard 2023


The 2023 Women’s Never Summer Proto Synthesis Snowboard is a responsive, poppy, and fast all-mountain freestyle snowboard that is perfect for all conditions. Read all about this board over on our best all-mountain snowboards of 2023 award list. If you are looking for a fast do it all snowboard, go with 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 only go up to 151cm. However, the men’s version (with a different graphic) goes up to 161cm.
  • Not beginner friendly. This is more for intermediate to advanced riders.

Sizes: 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 out of 10)

Flex: Medium 5/10

Bindings to Pair With It: Union Juliet Bindings





The Best Women’s All Mountain / Freeride Snowboard

Jones Dream Weaver Snowboard 2023


The Jones Dream Weaver is the perfect board for anyone looking for a snowboard that can do it all. This can be your resort board while still having all the features you need to take in the backcountry powder too.

The Dream Weaver is a directional snowboard, meaning that it performs best when ridden with its nose pointed forward. Its board profile is traditional camber underfoot with rocker in the nose and tail. The Dream Weaver also features the same Jones’ 3D contour base technology as the Jones Flagship mentioned above. If you flipped the board over, you would find a nose and a tail with this spoon-like curvature.

The benefit of combining the directional shape with Jones’ spoon-like curvature is that this board performs as well floating on top of deep snow as it rips down groomers at your favorite resort. The Jones Dream Weaver can be both your all-mountain resort board as well as your powder snowboard. The 3D contour also makes the turn initiation easier and gives this board an incredibly smooth-riding feel.

One feature that sets the Dream Weaver apart from most all-mountain freeride boards is that it doesn’t have the really stiffer flexing tail. Instead, the Dream Weaver has a more freestyle-inspired, medium-flexing tail. The benefit here is that it makes the board more versatile to take to resorts and much easier to ride for riders at all skill levels.

The Dream Weaver can carve well on ice too. Jones added Traction Tech 2.0 into the edges of this snowboard. There is an extra serrated notch at each of the contact points and in the middle of the snowboard to help improve this board’s edge hold and carving performance.

The Jones Dream Weaver is lightweight, durable, and easier to ride than some other all-mountain boards. This board features a full-length poplar wood core. Jones added in biax fiberglass that runs both horizontally and laterally across the length of the board. The fiberglass’ placement makes the board a little more rider-friendly by giving this board a softer torsional flex.

The base on the Dream Weaver is Jones’ Sintered 8000 Base. This is a very fast sintered base that is made from a durable Ultra High Molecular Weight polyethylene mixed with carbon. This material absorbs wax well, will remain fast for you, and is easy to repair should you ever need to fill a deep scratch.

Here is an overview video covering all of its core features.

If you’re looking for a smooth-riding snowboard that can charge through powder, ice, or groomers at your resort, get the Jones Dream Weaver snowboard.


Pros

  • Versatile enough to ride anywhere at the resort and still float on powder
  • Lightweight / Durable
  • Easy to ride / Smooth turn initiation
  • Fast sintered base
  • Excellent edge hold / Tech that helps it carve on ice
  • Lots of pop thanks to its camber profile

Cons

  • Not the best option for jibbing
  • Medium flex might be too soft for some advanced riders who are specifically looking for a freeride board

Sizes: 139, 142, 145, 148, 151, 154, 156

See the Right Size Jones Dream Weaver for You
Jones Dream Weaver Weight Range
Size (cm) Rider Weight (lbs)
139 90 – 140
142 90 – 140
145 100 – 150
148 100 – 150
151 110 – 160
154 120 – 170
156 120 – 170

Flex: Medium (6 out of 10)







So there you have it.

Also check out these other excellent women’s snowboards too.




Steve Weber is an avid snowboarder and skateboarder. He has been snowboarding for 26 years, skateboarding for 20, and is always looking for a new board sport to try out. When he is not riding or skating, he runs a marketing agency. Board of the world is Steve’s blog for skateboard and snowboard gear reviews. The blog’s goal is to help people find the right board for them and encourage people to have fun outside.