Weston Ridgeline 2021-2022 Snowboard Review

Tested and selected for our top 100 snowboard products of the year: the Weston Ridgeline

  • Price: $600
  • Category: Freeride + Powder
  • Sizes: 154, 158, 162, 166W
  • Flex: 8/10
  • Shape: Directional
  • Profile: CamRock
  • 3D: No
  • Base: Sintered

Why we chose the Weston Ridgeline Snowboard: Weston’s sorcerer of the steep and deep brings a bit of magic to every descent.

The name might be new, but the Weston Ridgeline (née 10th Mountain) is a tried and tested favourite from the Colorado-based powder hounds. This thing will track like a ballistic missile; lock on to your target and hold onto your hat. Built for high precision riding and powerful charging, the Ridgeline’s construction puts the onus on instant response and stability at speed.

Find it. Point it. Send it.

“Weston’s sorcerer of the steep and deep brings a bit of magic to every descent”


Who Is The Weston Ridgeline For?

There isn’t a board in the Weston range that isn’t comfortable in the deep snow, but the Ridgeline reigns supreme as their ultra-aggressive, powerhouse freeride machine. Built for technical descents and guaranteed to perform when the stakes are high, this isn’t a board for novices. Where the Hatchet will excel in undulating powder fields or spinning off pillows, the Ridgeline is more suited toward threading gnarly couloirs and steep terrain.

It’ll suit riders who are comfortable on a snowboard, even when they step out of their comfort zone.

Shape, Profile and Sidecut

As you’d expect for a board of this freeride calibre, the Ridgeline ticks all the usual boxes- an elongated rocker in the nose, plus a 9mm taper and 20mm setback to drive weight over the tail and keep the nose up and out of the snow.

Of course, not every day is a powder day, so to keep the Ridgeline a little more versatile it features midbody camber and a multi-radius sidecut for getting up onto your edges on groomers. With just a smidgen of rocker in the tail, you can certainly ride the Ridgeline switch, but it’s no surprise it excels when it’s pointing one way. Whatever this board is doing, it performs best when it’s going full whack, so don’t be afraid to really push it.

“It’ll suit riders who are comfortable on a snowboard, even when they step out of their comfort zone”

Construction and Materials

The Ridgeline isn’t a board to be taken lightly, it uses Weston’s firmest blended wood core, beefed up considerably by multiple carbon stringers running tip to tail. These bolster response, channelling a snappy reactive feel and stiffening up the board, without adding excessive weight. Working with the triax fibreglass layup for heavy duty edge to edge transitions and an al dente torsional flex, the Ridgeline is as precise as it is powerful.

In the tail you’ll find v shaped stringers fanning out from the rear insert pack to the contact points, giving the back end of the board some extra juice for sticking big landings and directing rider input for big slashes and pumping through turns.

With a rugged topsheet, durable stitched tips and an easy repair sintered base, you’ll find a long-term playmate with the Ridegline. Walking the fine line between lightweight and heavy duty, this is a snowboard that doesn’t play by the usual rules.

“Whatever this board is doing, it performs best when it’s going full whack, so don’t be afraid to really push it”


Inspired by the adaptability of the 10th Mountain soldiers, the Ridgeline is a versatile all-mountain freeride board for experienced riders who want to attack the mountain. The graphics may not be super flashy, but the performance speaks for itself.

Trade Secrets

Sean Eno – Director of Marketing, Weston Backcountry

“This sucker was formerly the 10th Mountain and while the 10th Mountain Division is close to our history, we figured the rest of the world might not have the same fondness of the US Military. If you aren’t familiar, the 10th Mountain Division was responsible for the boom of the US ski industry. Vail Resorts, REI, NOLS, Stowe and countless other resorts and outdoor companies were all started by 10th Mountain Veterans who were trained less than 10 miles from our original HQ in Minturn, CO. For those out there who had an appreciation for the original 10th Mountain name, keep an eye out for special releases in the future. In our attempt to blend All-Mountain and Freeride within this board, it’s quickly become the backcountry favourite for our team that’s hitting bigger backcountry booters and cliff drops.”

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