Snowboard lengths are based on the client's weight, not their height. But, like their cousins the alpine skis, snowboards are available in several different lengths that are clearly identified on the board. Our Snowboard Size Calculator will help you determine what size snowboard to purchase.

SNOWBOARD SIZE CHART

Your height (in inches) x 2.54 x 0.88 = Suggested Board Length

Rider
Height

 

Range of Board Length
(Centimeters)

4 Feet

 

109cm

4'2"

 

114 -120cm

4'4"

 

115 - 125cm

4.6"

 

118 - 135cm

4.8"

 

120 - 135cm

4'10"

 

125 - 140cm

5'0"

 

130 - 142cm

5'2"

 

135 - 145cm

5'4"

 

140 - 148cm

5.6"

 

145 -152cm

5'8"

 

147 -155cm

5'10"

 

154- 163cm

6'0"

 

157-165cm

6'1"

 

160-168cm

6'2"+

 

159cm or greater

The typical snowboard length ranges from 90cm that can accommodate a small child to 178cm that can support the weight of a rider well over 200 lbs. Shorter snowboards are easier to maneuver when learning while longer boards are more stable at higher speeds, as with skis. A lighter rider will find a longer, stiffer board difficult to control. A heavier rider will find a shorter, more flexible board easier to control and chances are will have a better experience.

Modern board manufacturers like Burton have also been incorporating "rocker" or reverse camber into their boards that can dramatically affect the way a board turns. In the past, snowboards used traditional camber in their design so that when placed on the snow, the tips and the tails touched the snow but not the center. This year, you'll start seeing more rocker in boards that make them easier and smoother to turn, even at longer lengths.

By choosing a snowboard with reverse camber, you can ride on a longer board in more variable conditions like powder or off piste, with less turning effort. The perfect board for everyone!