If you look at the mountain as if it were one massive blank canvas, then you need a proper instrument to carve out your unique lines. From laying deep trenches in early morning corduroy, to staying afloat on the deepest of days, the following collection of boards have proven to be true multitools of expression. These are the five best men’s all-mountain boards from 2018-2019, all of which are adept at handling anything that comes your way any day of the week.
With a mild taper and large, floaty nose, the Müllair is a trusted option when it comes time to rip double-digit blower. But don’t think for a second that this board is a one-trick pony. Thanks to its C3 camber profile and freestyle spirit, this Nicolas Müller endorsed board truly excels in any and all conditions.
While many boards of recent have trended toward the intent to be ridden shorter, the Speedway is designed to ride longer than your standard rig. Featuring an ultra-light core, a directional tapered shape and Salomon’s Backseat Camber, this deck is most comfortable pinning through chutes and gripping wide, high-speed turns.
Jones Ultra Mountain Twin
An all-terrain charger with the soul of a freestyle deck, the Ultra Mountain Twin lives up to its name. It’s an ultimate all-mountain machine for the rider who enjoys the same feeling underfoot regardless of which is in front. Positive camber is positioned between the feet with rocker in the tips help to retain a stable and aggressive ride.
High Tide Mfg Grease Gun
Not only are these handmade boards built to order in British Columbia, with tinted resin topsheets that differ deck to deck, what sets their ride apart is how they invoke a timeless, carve-oriented feel recalling snowboarding’s surfing roots. A tapered directional shape and deep sidecut makes the Grease Gun equally in its element on hardpack and in deep pow.
With a medium flex pattern and no-frills design, the Range from Weston is fit to handle most everything, and handle it well. From groomers to bumps, powder to park, its cambered profile with early rise in the tip and tail rides confidently. It’s a jack of all trades that would make for a reliable daily driver.