Winter lasts only three months. To make the most of it, you should be arcing turns in fresh powder. The right gear can make or break those runs. That's why our team of 15 expert testers hit the hills last winter with 20 snowboards. You see the best here. Suit up and hit the slopes. Time is running out.
Best for Park and Pipe: Capita Totally Fk'N Awesome
Among newer brands, Capita is turning out some of the most exciting and innovative boards around. The backcountry freestyle and park-inspired TFA was softened and improved from last year, so it's more forgiving of mistakes, on landings, and for intermediate riders. Despite the twin shape (the nose mirrors the tail), it has a set-back stance, and with camber between the feet and rocker at the tip and tail, this is the kind of nimble, springy ride you want in the park or pipe. [$480; capitasnowboarding.com]