How to choose your snowboard?

Snowboarding is an exciting sport that's accessible to everyone, whether you're a beginner, an amateur or an enthusiast. To get the most out of it, it's essential to choose the right board. In this article, we offer you a comprehensive guide to finding the ideal snowboard for your level, style and preferences.

The main features of a snowboard

There are several criteria to consider when choosing your snowboard:

  • Length: a shorter board will be easier to handle and ideal for beginners, while a longer board will offer greater stability at high speeds and be better suited to experienced riders.
  • Width: in proportion to the size of your feet, to ensure good balance and control of the board.
  • Flex: determines the stiffness of the board. A softer flex makes it easier to perform tricks, while a stiffer flex offers better handling on the piste and better grip in turns.
  • Profile: there are several types of camber (camber, rocker, flat...) which influence the way the board reacts on snow. Each type has its advantages and disadvantages, so it's important to choose according to your riding style and ability.
  • Shape: the shape of the board can vary depending on the discipline (freeride, freestyle, all-mountain...). It's important to select a board adapted to your preferred riding style.

Determine your level and practice

Before choosing a board, it's essential to assess your level and determine your preferred riding style. Here are a few tips to help you along the way:

  • Beginners: choose a board with a soft flex and a shorter length to make it easier to learn and master the basics of snowboarding. A rocker or hybrid profile will also be more forgiving for first descents.
  • Intermediates: opt for a versatile board with medium flex and a length adjusted to your height. An all-mountain board is ideal for progressing in different disciplines.
  • Experts: choose a high-performance board adapted to your preferred discipline. A stiff flex, an adapted length and an aggressive profile will be ideal for experienced riders looking to push their limits.

The different types of snowboard


Freeride boards are designed for virgin terrain and powder. They offer excellent buoyancy thanks to their specific shape, with a wider, raised front end. The flex is generally rigid, to guarantee good stability and optimum grip in difficult conditions.


Freestyle boards are ideal for riders who like to perform tricks in snowparks or off-piste. They have a soft flex, small size and symmetrical profile (twin-tip), making it easy to execute rotations and other maneuvers.


As their name suggests, all-mountain boards are designed to adapt to all types of terrain and conditions. Ideal for all-round riders, they combine the characteristics of a freeride board and a freestyle board to deliver excellent performance both on and off piste.

In short, choosing the right snowboard depends on a number of criteria: your level, your riding style and your preferences in terms of technical features. Don't hesitate to try out several models and seek professional advice to find the board that suits you best. Enjoy your ride!