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Best Women’s Freeride Snowboards 2019-2020

Chosen by the Whitelines Test Team

‘Freeride’ is a term that gets bandied around pretty loosely these days, and most of the boards in this list could also be classified as great carving, or all-mountain boards. So, what exactly makes a freeride board suitable? Like most things, there’s no cut and dry recipe for a freeride snowboard, and most boards in this list are surprisingly versatile.

There’s no one specific style of freeriding, but a freeride board tends to veer towards the steep and deep, hard charging end of the spectrum. Generally, they’ll be directional, so as better to handle the deeper snow and to allow you to really drive through turns. Garnering this extra control can deliver you a more aggressive and explosive performance.

“You don’t have to be flinging yourself tits first over Chad’s Gap to warrant owning a freeride board”

A bit of positive camber through the body of the board allows for increased dynamism, whilst a longer or rockered nose keeps it skimming over the deeper snow. A stiffer core gives you more power while riding and lends you the ability to smash through any crud, lumps or bumps you may encounter.

You don’t have to be flinging yourself tits first over Chad’s Gap to warrant owning a freeride board, as most boards in this list can handle a multitude of terrain and conditions. They can paint lines in couloirs, springtime slush slash, hammer windlips and navigate tight tree runs. If you’re spending the majority of your time riding fast, off the front foot, on and off the piste, a freeride board will make a great addition to your quiver.

Whether you’re weathering choppy seas, cruising at low tide, or kicking up a storm, these ones have got your back for every condition the mountains will throw at you. Each board in this list got the seal of approval from our Test Team in varied conditions all over the mountain. So if you want to get a bit gnarly- strap in, and have a gander at our favourite women’s freeride boards.

Scroll down to view all the best women’s freeride snowboards for 2019-2020, or skip to a particular model using the links below

Jones Mind Expander | Bataleon Love Powder | Burton Story Board | Capita The Equalizer | Korua Pencil | Nidecker Odyssey | Bataleon Push Up | Gnu Whip | Jones Dream Catcher | Jones Flagship | K2 Cold Shoulder | Lib Tech Dynamiss | Never Summer Lady West | Nidecker Princess | Rome Winterland | Salomon Bellevue | Weston Rise | YES Hel


Jones Mind Expander Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

PRICE: £529 / €600

Built for charging, slashing and spraying the Mind Expander is ready for action. Carbon additives in the big, rockered nose help to keep the chatter at bay and the tighter sidecut and stiffer tail mean you still rail a carve like the best of them, when conditions are on point.

Selected for the Whitelines 100- take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Jones Mind Expander here

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Bataleon Love Powder Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

PRICE: £429 / €500

The Love Powder may come alive in the deeper snow but it’s by no means afraid to leave its nest. A directional shape, slight taper and setback volume show this board is built for for going hard and fast, and can rule the roose wherever you take it.

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  • Selected for the Whitelines 100- take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Bataleon Love Powder here


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    Burton Story Board Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £510 / €600

    The Burton Story Board is undoubtedly a freeride snowboard. With a directional shape, setback camber and a crescent tail, this board is one to take out on a powder day. The camber under the backfoot allows for more pop in the tail, whilst the rocker-camber blend in the slightly longer nose provides stability and a floaty feel.

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  • Selected for the Whitelines 100- take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Burton Story Board here

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    Capita The Equalizer Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £440 / €480

    With a plethora of riders moving away from the boundaries and into the backcountry Jess Kimura’s thrown her hat into the ring with The Equalizer, made for the steep and deep. Not only does it look sick, but it’s got the chops to tackle whatever terrain you come across.

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  • Selected for the Whitelines 100- take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Capita The Equalizer here

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    Korua Pencil Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: €449

    Whilst the Pencil rightfully earned its place as the top dog in our Best Carving Snowboards category, our test team were also blown away by its ability to charge steep lines. It’s a backcountry rocket that delivers insane float and stability, you’re able to point it fast – and straight – down a wide-open powder face.

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  • Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Korua Pencil here


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    Nidecker Odyssey Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £375/ €400

    This little ripper is designed to surf snow, zip in between trees and charge on the groomers. If you’re not accustomed to speed, you might have a hard time getting your turns in, but if you’re a certified charger this board will without doubt make sure you can rip dawn ’till dusk.

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  • Selected for the Whitelines 100- take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Nidecker Odyssey here


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    Bataleon Push Up Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £339 / €470

    The Push Up’s full camber profile gives the board bags of life and aggression when you’re wanting to ride hard and fast. The 3BT profile gives insane amounts of float and will keep you skimming across the top of the snowpack with minimal effort.

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  • Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Bataleon Push Up here

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    Gnu Whip Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £430/ €480

    The central rocker provides fun and float, whilst the camber at each end gives the board stability, control and good edge hold. This is an aggressive weapon and the ladies who like to charge will definitely appreciate the stiff flex of the Whip.

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  • Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Gnu Whip here

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    Jones Dream Catcher Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £419/ €480

    The Dream Catcher excels when you find yourself with fresh powder, the long rockered nose skims across the top of the snowpack and you’ll find yourself floating with ease. The directional shape gives you that little bit extra charge power when you’re cruising on groomers, but it’s not so hectic that you’ll find yourself caught wildly short when you’re trying to land switch off that pillow.

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  • Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Jones Dream Catcher here

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    Jones Flagship Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £569 / €650

    With a pretty stiff flex you’ve got the power to pump in and out of your turns at breakneck speed, and you’ll be super stable while you’re going mach 10. 7mm spooned contours in the nose and tail improve float in the deep stuff and make turn initiation smoother. A deadly weapon for freeriding, fast charging and fun seeking females, hop on, hoist your flag and set sail.

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  • Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Jones Flagship here

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    K2 Cold Shoulder Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £400/ €450

    If you’re heading off for some powder, they’ve added a slight taper to the board to keep the nose larger to float better. The inserts are also set back down the board to keep your weight more centred over the tail for when you’re dipping off the side into some fresh stuff. Five carbon stringers run down the length of the board, adding stability on hardpack and making the board more lively.

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  • Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 K2 Cold Shoulder here

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    Lib Tech Dynamiss 2019-2020

    PRICE: £430/ €480

    It’s the shape that lends the Dynamiss its harder charging freedride credentials. A larger, directional nose for increased float or smashing through the crud, with a tighter, tapered tail to snap you out of every turn. Any extra grip required can always be found in the ‘Magne-Traction’ – a serrated style edge increasing the contact points through the turn to maximise grip, even in the worst conditions.

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  • Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Lib Tech Dynamiss here

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    Never Summer Lady West 2019-2020

    PRICE: £559/ €649

    With rocker in between the feet, camber underneath both back and front foot, and a longer nose, this board provides good edge hold, pop and a surfy feel. A carbon lay up keeps the board ultra responsive, and the slight tapered shape ensures you’ll be able to float and slash to your hearts content.

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  • Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Never Summer Lady West here

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    Nidecker Princess Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £475/ €500

    The blunted tail, diamond nose and 3cm setback keep you surfing over the top of the snowpack when you get the Princess in to the deeper snow. Whilst the positive camber profile and internal construction keep you rock solid on piste, and grippy as hell when you get up onto your edges.

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  • Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Nidecker Princess here

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    Rome Winterland Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £460/ €530

    A strong camber section from the tail of the board keeps your back leg down in the pow and gives you the aggression and liveliness you’ll need when riding on piste. This eases into a flat section in the middle of the board for stability and then a big old rockered nose gives you bags of float and a super smooth turn initiation.

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  • Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Rome Winterland here

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    Salomon Bellevue Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £410

    The setback camber makes sure you can kick your nose up while cruising through the deepest of snow, whilst the flat nose offers slightly more stability. The sintered base makes sure you can charge lightspeed down the groomers too, whilst the quadratic side cuts allow you to lock onto your edge effortlessly.

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  • Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Salomon Bellevue here

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    Weston Rise Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £399 / €450 / $499

    The Rise provides lightweight manoeuvrability and a 20mm set back stance, so you can slice through the deep stuff like a hot knife through butter. Its directional twin shape allows you to ride switch without any dramas, whilst the camber profile creates effective edge control.

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  • Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 Weston Rise here

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    YES Hel Women’s Snowboard 2019-2020

    PRICE: £439

    The YES Hel is made for dropping cliffs, navigating couloirs and painting delicious lines, it’ll handle whatever terrain you fancy taking a swing at. The directional volume, and rockered nose keep you surfing easily, whilst the camber dominance and underbite edges can’t be stopped when you’re wanting to slash and turn. Do yourself a favour and pick one of these badboys up.

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  • Take a closer look at the 2019-2020 YES Hel here

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