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The 10 Best Kids' Snowboards of 2022-2023

By: Brittany Mellander: Assistant Snowboard Buyer | October 10, 2022

 

Kids’ snowboards have evolved almost as much as kid snowboarders themselves over the past few years. Where once they were just a uniform collection of foam-cored toys, the kids' snowboards of today are engineered, advanced, and above all, varied. The best kid’s snowboards on the market run from mellow learning tools packed with features to make the first turns easier, all the way to junior pro models, offering young shredders the highest levels of tech in smaller sizes.

New This Year:

This year, snowboard companies have continued to push the boundaries of design, making our selection of the best kids’ snowboards to buy of 2023 no easy task. A big trend we’ve noticed this year has been the introduction of higher-end boards for young park and freeride boarders, as well as an emphasis on technology aimed at making progression easier for kids of all levels.

Burton Grom

Burton Grom

Going, going, GROM! They grow up fast, so make sure you set your kid up for success by getting them on the Burton Grom Snowboard. Sized for growing rippers, the Grom is designed to instill a lifelong love of snowboarding. The Flat Top Easy Bevel design makes it hard to catch an edge, and the smooth contours and flex profile make the board fun and forgiving for riders going from strength to strength. A true beginner's board, the Burton Grom is built for progression. If you're looking for the first board for your kid, this one has it all. It makes learning easier and snowboarding more fun. 

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FlatTwin$229.95

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Bataleon Stuntwood

Bataleon Stuntwood

The Bataleon Stuntwood Snowboard is a scaled-down Evil Twin that reeks of teenage terror. As a full-on park board, the Stuntwood comes loaded with a bulletproof Superslick Base and catch-free 3BT™ with SideKick™ in the nose and tail. Built for the next generation of park rats, this is the board to push the freestyle boundaries ever further. Bataleon’s signature tech is the 3BT, which lets them put traditional camber under the board for maximum edge hold while having a rockered shape from the heel to toe. In addition to making for awesome freestyle vibes, 3BT is perfect for younger riders. It smooths out heel-toe transitions while providing the power they need to take it to the next level.

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CamberTwin$329.95

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Jones Prodigy

Jones Prodigy

When they're progressing like crazy and tackling lines that have you going back and forth between parental fear and pride, it's time to hook them up with a tool that can really develop their skills; the Jones Prodigy Snowboard. Designed with high-quality materials, an easygoing flex, and a versatile directional twin shape with directional rocker, the Prodigy helps them find their way as they develop their own unique style. The Prodigy is the only kids’ board on this list that features a directional design. With the setback stance, this board is a perfect option for kids looking more toward big mountain lines and powder riding as their skills are advancing.

Camber TypeShapeOriginal Price
Rocker / Camber / RockerDirectional Twin$329.95

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Burton Mini Grom

Burton Mini Grom

Going, going, GROM! They grow up fast, so make sure you set your kid up for success by getting them on the Burton Mini Grom Snowboard. Sized for the tiniest nuggets on the hill, the Mini Grom is designed to instill a lifelong love of snowboarding. The Flat Top Easy Bevel design makes it hard to catch an edge, and the smooth contours and flex profile make the board fun and forgiving for little rippers to learn the ropes. If you’ve got a little snowboarder that you want to start off right, the Mini Grom is the way to go. One of the few options around for the truly pint-sized, this little board has everything they’ll need to get going.

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FlatTwin$229.95

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CAPiTA Children of the Gnar

CAPiTA Children of the Gnar

When it comes time to celebrate your kiddo's shred-mitzvah - that is, the moment they come of age and hit the big jumps in the park - tradition dictates that you upgrade their beat-up hand-me-down board to the CAPiTA Children Of The Gnar Snowboard. With features like next-generation hybrid camber, this high-performance tween-age destroyer can go anywhere and do anything a young freestyler puts his mind to. Where the Jones board is the next logical step for kids getting into the big mountain game, the Children of the Gnar is the way to go for young park riders. This junior-sized freestyle board is forgiving, progression friendly, and built to get tricky.

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Rocker / Camber / RockerTwin$349.95

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Burton Custom Smalls

Burton Custom Smalls

The Burton Custom Smalls Snowboard is a great choice for young riders taking the next step in their snowboarding career. This is the classic Custom shape sized down - but not watered down - for smaller bodies. A versatile PurePop Camber profile and snappy Super Fly® 800G Core mean the Custom Smalls is fully equipped to take all mountain terrain in stride. The Burton Custom is a true snowboarding classic, so it was only natural that we had to include the junior version on our “Best of” list of kids’ boards. If you’re looking for a truly versatile all mountain option that can ride the park, the powder, and the groomers, this is simply one of the best all-rounders you’ll find.

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Rocker / Camber / RockerTwin$349.95

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Burton Yeasayer Smalls

Burton Yeasayer Smalls

The pint-sized Burton Yeasayer Smalls Snowboard is a versatile option for progressing tweeners, featuring a smooth medium flex, a flat profile, and a rail-ready edge bevel for easier tricking in the park. It's built to make learning simple, but it has the chops to keep performing as young riders step up to bigger challenges. Say yeah to snowboarding, say yay to fun! The Burton Yeasayer is another great choice for up-and-coming freestyle riders. This is a female-specific board that packs a serious bunch. It’s one of our favorite boards to see groms rip on in the park.

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FlatTwin$329.95

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CAPiTA Jess Kimura Mini

CAPiTA Jess Kimura Mini

Some things are inevitable. The night will follow day, fearsome empires will become victims of their own hubris and fall into decline, and your kid will one day be a better snowboarder than you. The best you can do is help them along the way, and there's no better tool than the CAPiTA Jess Kimura Mini Snowboard. With a soft, poppy flex and a low-maintenance extruded base, this one is built tough and custom-made for kids honing their skills both in and out of the park. The mini JK is another board that should be on all young park riders’ radars. This one is a bit more easygoing than the Yeasayer, with deeper rocker lines for easier turning, making it as awesome of an option for girls perfecting their turns as it is for girls perfecting their 360s.

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RockerTwin$259.95

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Lib Tech T.Ripper C2

Lib Tech T.Ripper C2

In freeride hotbeds like Jackson, Wyoming, they are blessed with the problem of having too many kids who rip harder than 90% of adults ever will. But the only boards that fit them are progression-minded kids' boards with soft flex profiles and low-end tech. Rising up to right the wrongs, the Lib Tech T.Ripper C2 Snowboard is a smaller version of the T-Rice Pro that offers the same world-conquering top end for shredders who can't yet fit the adult sizes. Soon to be seen on a junior freeride comp podium at a mountain near you.If most of the other boards on the list seemed a bit too beginner for your kid, this one could be what you’re looking for. The T.Ripper is a serious stick in a junior size. It’s one of the best kids’ snowboards for advanced riders, especially if they gravitate toward big mountains and freeriding.

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Camber / Rocker / CamberTwin$499.99

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Salomon Huck Knife Grom

Salomon Huck Knife Grom

If your kids are shredding as hard as you are then they deserve a board to match their skills. The Salomon Huck Knife Grom Snowboard is a fun-sized version of the adult classic and can handle youngsters' wildest stunts. The true twin shape and de-tuned freestyle edges at the tip and tail are ready for park laps and the Quad Camber profile and Popster core add playful snap to their most creative moves. Like the T.Ripper, the Huck Knife is a junior-sized board that packs a punch. This one is a serious park board with the same camber-dominant profile found on the adult version. It is our top choice for younger riders looking to push the boundaries on jumps and rails.

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CamberTwin$319.95

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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.

Brittany Mellander

Hey everyone I’m the Assistant Snowboard Buyer here at evo! Like many in the industry, I've always been active. Growing up on the beaches of Southern California, skating and surfing were a part of my life, so when I picked a snow sport at the age of 8, snowboarding was a no-brainer! I always enjoyed boarding but really found my passion for it in college where I joined the ski & snowboard club spending most weekends and holidays going up to Big Bear and MT High. After college, I enjoyed the ski bum life for a year in Mammoth as a lift operator before an injury cut my time there short. Shortly after, I found myself with the opportunity to move up to Washington to be closer to the mountains and nature.

About 7 years ago when I first moved up here I knew with my background that working in a ski and snowboard shop was the right move. I was a snowboard sales associate at a shop for about 3 years before joining the evo Seattle store. There I helped train snowboard department new hires and honed my bootfitting skills. I most recently joined the snowboard buying team last October and love that I’ve landed a career in snowboarding and still have the opportunity to get plenty of days on the hill!