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The 9 Best Snowboards for Beginners of 2024

By: Landon Harmon: Data Specialist | October 13, 2023


Learning a new skill can be insanely challenging, occasionally painful, and ultimately one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. Not to mention, with snowboarding, you have to learn about a whole mess of new gear to go along with your new bruises. But we are here to help. We put together this list of the best snowboards for beginners of the season so that when you're learning how to snowboard you will go from first-timer to expert as fast as you can handle it.

New This Year:

For budding snowboarders stepping onto the slopes for the first time, 2024 offers an array of beginner snowboard options that won't break the bank. Brands are now focusing on delivering great price point boards without compromising on quality and performance. In particular, there are multiple evo exclusive models and colorways, giving beginners a touch of uniqueness and style as they embark on their snowboarding journey. These exclusive designs not only offer a fresh aesthetic but also ensure that newcomers have reliable gear that aligns with their budding skills, allowing them to grow in confidence and technique with each ride.

Salomon Bliss X Snowboard - Women's 2024

Salomon Bliss X - Women's

A super versatile all-mountain board that doesn't require a huge commitment in the gym to get max performance, the Salomon Bliss X Snowboard handles a wide range of big mountain conditions with grace and ease. Powered by an Aspen Strong core with Popster profiling for extra energy between turns and a tapered directional shape that finishes the turn without hanging up at the wrong time, Salomon's Bliss will make your bliss that much easier to attain. Plus a cool evo graphic makes this version even more unique and sendy.

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Nidecker Merc SE Snowboard

Nidecker Merc SE

Whether you are out exploring corners of the mountain, exposing yourself to unknown and new terrain on your progression grind, or you're the rider who goes wherever the wind takes you — laps through the park, ripping trees, finding powder when it's there, the Nidecker Merc SE Snowboard was made for you. Designed to be a one-and-done quiver killer, the Merc is a mid-flex all-mountain board ready to answer any call of duty. Without being a powerlifter, riders can load up the CamRock in the core and tail with relative ease and receive ample response for big pop in their ollies and smooth and powerful carving. Exclusive to evo, the Nidecker Merc SE Snowboard is the best value on snow!

Camber TypeShapeOriginal Price
Rocker/Camber/RockerDirectional Twin$399.95

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Roxy Raina LTD Snowboard - Women's 2024

Roxy Raina LTD - Women's

Introducing the Roxy Raina LTD Snowboard, the ultimate shred companion for snow royalty. With a medium-soft flex, this board is your ticket to playful snowboarding bliss. Its directional twin geometry, Magne-Traction®, and C2 contour ensure you'll dominate any snow condition with comfort and precision, and a limited edition evo exclusive topsheet means you'll turn heads in the lift line too. Whether you're a beginner ready to level up or an entry-level rider seeking a progression boost, the Roxy Raina LTD Snowboard is your next go-to.

Camber TypeShapeOriginal Price
Camber/Rocker/CamberDirectional Twin$399.99

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Nitro Prime Raw Snowboard 2024

Nitro Prime Raw

Easy going and forgiving, the Nitro Prime Raw Snowboard is a great option for newer riders who want to progress as quickly as possible but still enjoy the journey. A Flat-Out Rocker profile is among the most forgiving shapes around, meaning you can learn the ropes while spending less time on the ground.

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Rocker/Flat/RockerDirectional Twin$349.95

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Nidecker Venus SE Snowboard - Women's

Nidecker Venus SE - Women's

An all-mountain ripper of a board with no bad habits, the Nidecker Venus SE Snowboard doesn't snore or leave its clothes lying in the hallway. All it does is handle all manner of snow and terrain with a lively, poppy personality that makes snowboarding fun day in and day out. Directional CamRock delivers the perfect mix of edgehold and surfiness, and a flex of "6" is a great compromise between "surfy" and "chargey". Decked out with a special edition evo topsheet, the Nidecker Venus SE Snowboard will turn heads on the slopes and lift line alike.

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Rocker/Camber/RockerDirectional Twin$399.95

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Arbor Foundation Snowboard 2024

Arbor Foundation

Built to grow your skills, the Arbor Foundation Snowboard checks all the boxes for beginners moving from greens to blues and beyond. A system rocker profile provides a forgiving and easy to control experience when you're learning the ropes, and its lightweight highland wood core and durable wrapped sidewalls are built to last.

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RockerDirectional Twin$399.95

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Salomon Pulse Snowboard 2024

Salomon Pulse

The Salomon Pulse Snowboard is a versatile, forgiving board that's perfect for beginners and intermediate riders who want to explore the whole mountain. The soft flex and Flat Out Camber make it easy to learn on, while the Directional Twin shape and Bite Free Edges make it fun to ride in soft and hard conditions. Whether you're carving up the groomers or exploring the park, the Pulse Snowboard is a great choice for anyone who wants a fun and easy-to-ride board.

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Flat/Camber/FlatDirectional Twin$369.95

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Salomon Lotus Snowboard - Women's 2024

Salomon Lotus - Women's

The Salomon Lotus Snowboard is a versatile and beginner-friendly board that is perfect for riders looking to progress their skills on the mountain. With its Flat Out Camber profile and Bite Free edges, this board offers a stable, forgiving, and easy to control ride. The directional shape and medium flex make it ideal for cruising groomers or exploring the whole mountain. The Aspen core and extruded base provide durability and smoothness in all conditions, while the radial sidecut allows for smooth and effortless turns. The Lotus is a reliable and affordable choice for women who want to take their snowboarding to the next level.

Camber TypeShapeOriginal Price
Rocker/Flat/RockerDirectional Twin$369.95

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Rossignol Myth LTD Snowboard - Women's 2024

Rossignol Myth LTD - Women's

The Rossignol Myth LTD Snowboard and its reputation for making the transition from beginner to advanced a snap isn't just some old wive's tale, it's the hard cold truth. The combination of Auto Turn Rocker and a relatively soft flex mean getting up and running has never been simpler. Toss out those falsehoods about snowboarding being cold, hard and difficult to master: get on the Myth and get after it. Featuring a limited edition graphic – only available at evo – this is one Myth you can believe.

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Rocker/Camber/RockerTrue Twin$399.95

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The Selection Process:

Our snowboard buyers have an endless amount of knowledge on all things snowboarding stemming from years of experience in the snowboard industry in tandem with their countless hours spent on slopes everywhere from groomers to the remote backcountry around the world. evo's buyers assess all products coming to market, lean into this knowledge, and put together this selection of the best products. They have a unique perspective as they truly see everything offered across the category.

Landon Harmon

Hey there! My name’s Landon Harmon, and I’m a Data Specialist at evo who assists our buyers for snowboards and snow accessories. I’m originally from Bellingham WA and had the privilege of growing up riding at Mt. Baker. I couldn’t get enough and taught snowboarding up there for 7 seasons, after which I moved to Seattle in 2015. I started working at evo that year in Customer Care and avoided the crowds by riding Stevens Pass on weekdays. There I gained more knowledge of the retail side of the industry and had my eyes set on the Merchandising team. I now get to work closely with what we are selling and support two amazing categories in our business. I recently moved to Portland and love getting to explore new mountains and take advantage of the longer season that Mt. Hood offers.