Before you rush out to the slopes, you’ll need to pick out a snowboard appropriate for you. To find a good snowboard, consider your height, weight and the style of boarding you will do. For more information, see our snowboard buying guide. Men’s snowboards tend to be a bit wider and stiffer than women’s snowboards. Besides these attributes, men’s snowboards have few other differences from women’s snowboards other than design and color. For the most part, riders can use men’s and women’s snowboards interchangeably, depending on subtle variations and preferences. For new riders, discounted snowboards are a great option. While the quality of a board is often in line with the price, discounted snowboards allow new riders to experiment and practice without committing too much money into a new board. Discounted snowboards and gear by DC Shoes, Head and Atomic make getting into boarding fun and easy.