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Best Women’s Snowboards For 2020-2021 | Our Pick Of This Season’s Best Snowboards For Ladies

Need a snowboard to ride park, piste, powder and everything in between? Here's a list of our favourite women's snowboards for this season.

Over the last few years we’ve seen an incredible explosion of talent on the women’s scene, and as such, brands have been scrambling to get their women’s selection up to scratch. While it’s not quite hit the 50/50 mark just yet, there’s no denying that some of the female specific options on offer this season far outdo the men’s equivalent. They’ve grown out of the ‘shrink it and pink it’ stage, and now women’s snowboards are manufactured to cater purposefully for the women’s market.

“We spent last season riding hundreds of snowboards to find the crème de la crème’

So, what is the best snowboard? Is there even such a thing? Or is this a wild goose chase akin to circumnavigating the globe hunting for the lost Ark of the Covenant? The truth is, that much like people, snowboards are all different. There’s a time and a place for each and every one, the choice is personal, and it takes a little bit of introspection to decipher which snowboard is the right one for you.

We spent last season riding hundreds of snowboards to find the crème de la crème and each one listed below consistently impressed our team of testers. Our list includes a few big hitters, a couple of curveballs and some newcomers that made one hell of a splash. A mix of freestyle, freeride, and all-mountain, something to suit every ability and budget, different style preferences and most importantly, all made for ladies who rip.

One snowboard to do it all. Rider: Henry Shackleton (Pic: Ed Blomfield)

What To Look For When Buying A Snowboard


The shape is probably the first thing you’ll notice when seeing a snowboard, is it a super directional charger with a fat swallow tail, or does it sport a classic look with a twin outline? There’s no ‘correct’ shape for a snowboard, it all depends on what you’re going to be using it for. All-mountain snowboards tend to roll with a directional twin outline, freestyle focused decks traditionally rock a true twin shape, and freeride boards normally stick to the directional end of the spectrum. Have a think about your style of riding and go from there.


There are an abundance of different profiles on the market, each brand seems to do things slightly differently, but again it will come down to preference and riding style. More aggressive riders tend to favour cambered profiles, delivering pop, precision and power but they can ‘submarine’ in deeper snow, while rocker offers increased manoeuvrability, float in powder and forgiveness but can feel unstable at speed.

Many snowboards these days adopt a hybrid profile, combining camber, rocker and even flat sections to bring a versatile and adaptable experience to the table.

“We believe the following boards should be serious contenders for your weapon of choice for 2020/21”


Flex ratings are scored out of ten, and it all comes down to the type of rider you are, and the type of terrain you’ll be spending most of your time on. Softer boards are generally more suited to newer riders, or those who’ll be spending their time playing around and jibbing between the park ropes. The stiffer the flex, the more aggressive the ride, and they’re more geared towards charging big mountain lines, or slicing up freshly groomed corduroy.

It’s worth bearing in mind most of these boards feature women’s specific construction, they’re ideal for smaller frames or feet, more easily manoeuvrable and thankfully, not all pink and sparkly.

As with most things in life, there’s no right or wrong with it, the choice is very subjective. But whatever your ability, budget, or riding style, we believe the following boards should be serious contenders for your weapon of choice for 2020/21.

Best Women’s Snowboards 2020-2021

Salomon Dancehaul (Unisex) Snowboard 2020-2021

Whitelines Choice Winner: Best All-Mountain Snowboard
PRICE: £400 / $450

Riders looking for something weird and wonderful look no further, this gold breasted disco diva is set to blow your knickers off. Brand spanking new for 2020/21 the Dancehaul is Salomon’s foray into the world of short fatties, and you know what they say… once you go fat, you never go back. This is your new all-terrain cruiser built for blasting on piste, charging through chop and chunder, slashing your way through pristine pockets of powder and even throwing down in the park.


Selected for the Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2020-2021 Salomon Dancehaul here


Ride Back Talk Women’s Snowboard 2020-2021

Whitelines Choice Winner: Best Women’s Freestyle Snowboard
PRICE: £400 / €470 / $470

Coming in hot after receiving critical acclaim its inaugural season the Ride Back Talk is an aggressive freestyle snowboard built for discerning lady shredders. If you’re a hard charging, fierce ripping, balls to the wall kind of girl then the Back Talk is a board that’s gonna keep you on your toes and always have your back. Strap in and let your riding do the talking.

Selected for the Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2020-2021 Ride Back Talk here


Gnu Barrett Women’s Snowboard 2020-2021

Whitelines Choice Award Winner: Best Women’s Freeride Snowboard
PRICE: £500 / €560 / $560

Everything about this Barrett scream progression and confidence in the backcountry. This isn’t a shrink-it-and-pink-it job that’s all too depressingly common in many women’s freeride leaning snowboards. Everything, from the forensic level of construction design, the versatile and performance focussed shape and profile, right through to the quietly understated (but very, very cool) topsheet sends the Barrett right up to the very top of our winter wishlist.

Selected for the Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2020-2021 Gnu Barrett here


Burton Talent Scout Snowboard 2020-2021

Best For: Ladies who want to tear up the park
£450 / $500

The weapon of choice for Anna Gasser, the Burton Talent Scout can take you from your first frontboard all the way up to stomping triple corks. Everything about the Talent Scout has been specifically thought out to make it a premium park destroyer- twin shape, poppy camber profile and tough as old boots. This is for the certified rippers, for whom freestyle isn’t just a hobby, it’s a way of life.

Selected for the Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2020-2021 Burton Talent Scout here


CAPiTA Paradise Women’s Snowboard 2020-2021

Best for: A great value, great all rounder
PRICE: £380 / €420

The CAPiTA Paradise is a jill of all trades, a great partner in crime for the rider who doesn’t want to label themselves. Your one-stop shop for all-mountain idealism. Cheap as chips and just as tasty, who needs a whole quiver when you’ve got an arrow that’ll smash through anything?

Selected for the Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2020-2021 CAPiTA Paradise here


Jones Dream Catcher Women’s Snowboard 2020-2021

Best for: Riding every day of the season. Capitalise on powder days and cruise on bluebird days
PRICE: £420 / $480

Whether it’s navigating narrow chutes, bonking pristine pillows or charging through chop and chunder, the Dream Catcher will be your willing partner in crime. Jones Snowboards are legendary freerider Jeremy Jones’ gift to the world, decades of experience and know-how are packed into all of their offerings. With the Dream Catcher you get all the same tech that’s packed into their most premium products, sitting in an easier going and more user friendly shell.

Selected for the Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2020-2021 Jones Dream Catcher here


K2 Spellcaster Women’s Snowboard 2020-2021

Best for: All-mountain with a twist
PRICE: £395 / €450 / $450

The K2 Alliance is a collection of women who are committed to designing and developing the most innovative and imaginative female-specific gear in the industry. They work in conjunction with the R&D team at K2 to rigorously test and tweak every single product that hits the shelves, ensuring their suitability and shredability. ‘Shrink it and pink it’ women’s stuff that comes from the male, pale and stale brigade never really hits the mark, but with K2 you’re getting products by women, for women. New for 2020/21 the K2 Spellcaster is a freestyle powerhouse for women who demand the absolute best from their equipment.

Selected for the Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2020-2021 K2 Spellcaster here


KORUA Shapes Dart Snowboard (Unisex) 2020-2021

Best for: Sinking the tail in pow and railing turns on the piste – a crazy fun pocket rocket
PRICE: €449

Even with the new size options to pick from, there’s still no choice with which way to point it. The Dart is about as directional as they come with a setback stance, tapered outline, progressive nose rocker and the most swallow like of tails. Who’s complaining though? That’s exactly what we love about it.

  • Selected for the Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2020-2021 KORUA Shapes Dart here


    Ride Warpig Snowboard 2020-2021

    Best for: Volume shifted crispy shredding with a streaky top sheet
    PRICE: $500 / £425 / €500
    While the rest of the world obsesses over tall, dark and handsome, the last few years have seen the snowboard industry become infatuated with short fattys. Volume shifted decks are all the rage and the popularity of Ride’s Pig line is testament to that fact. The Ride Warpig is back at it, primed and ready for your all-out mountain assault. It’s an access all areas pass for intermediate riders looking for a ride that’s as playful as it is powerful. Unsheath this porksword and get ready to go HAM.

    Selected for the Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2020-2021 Ride Warpig here


    Salomon No Drama Women’s Snowboard 2020-2021

    Best for: Female park riders who want a Huck Knife of their own
    PRICE: £400 / $450

    Brand new for this season the Salomon No Drama is set to take women’s freestyle riding up a notch. Taking inspiration from Salomon’s award winning Huck Knife, the No Drama is a dynamic and lively snowboard that packs one hell of a punch. In the music industry, Madonna is known ubiquitously as the Queen of Pop, in the snowboard industry, the No Drama is garnering that very name for itself, too. One has won the Whitelines Choice award for ‘Best Newcomer’, and the other has been excommunicated from the Catholic Church. Stay tuned to find out which is which…

    Selected for the Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2020-2021 Salomon No Drama here


    Slash Happy Place Snowboard (Unisex) 2020-2021

    Best for: Premium tech at an outrageously good value price
    PRICE: €399

    The term ‘bang for your buck’ gets thrown around a lot but when you encounter a snowboard like the Slash Happy Place, nothing else quite hits the mark. You’re getting seasoned vet performance and top shelf tech with a baffling entry-level price tag; do yourself a favour and pick one up before Gigi hikes the price. This playful all-mountain freestyle cruiser is primed and ready to take flight.

    Selected for the Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2020-2021 Slash Happy Place here


    YES. Hello Women’s Snowboard 2020-2021

    Best for: Bang for your buck and a banging all mountain shredstick
    PRICE: £395 / $450

    What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Hello”? You might have visions of a moustachioed man crooning sweet nothings in your ear, but Lionel Richie eat your heart out, this is the Hello giving us special tingles now. Brand spanking new for 2021 and already making waves in the industry, the Yes Hello is a playful all-mountain maverick serving piles of steaming hot fun on a platter, and bringing a helluva lot of bang for your buck.

    Selected for the Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2020-2021 YES. Hello here


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