6 Websites with Incredibly Cheap Snowboarding Gear Right Now

Looking for cheap snowboarding gear? Look no further.

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If the offseason has one redeeming quality, it's the fact that there's a ton of cheap snowboarding equipment on the market.

Think about it. Nobody buys snowboarding gear during the summer, but retailers and manufacturers are trying to offload out the previous year's unsold goods to make room for the new lines, so they practically give the stuff away -- if you know where to find it.

And I know where to find it.

A lot of this gear ends up in online stores that specialize in selling discount sporting goods for retailers and manufacturers. I haven't paid full price for gear since I discovered them. In fact, if I pay more than 40% below retail, I feel like I'm doing something wrong.

These are my five favorite websites for cheap snowboarding gear.

  1. Backcountry.com
    Backcountry.com is one of the Internet's biggest discount online retailers for outdoor sports gear (including plenty of cheap snowboarding gear). You can spend hours looking through their enormous stock of outdoor gear, clothing, and toys. You can even search by discount rate: 10%, 20%, 30%, or 40% off. 

  2. The House 
    The House Outdoor Gear is the online outlet for the giant The House retail store in St. Paul, MN. The website gives you access to their huge selection of gear and clothing for all seasons. Shop by brand, type of snowboard or almost any other feature. Sale prices are given for each item so you can quickly identify the best deals. 
  1. Steep and Cheap
    Smaller than its parent property, Backcountry.com, Steep and Cheap has a full range of snowboards and snowboarding gear for men, women, and children. They also carry avalanche safety equipment for out-of-bounds adventure. 
  2. Altrec
    Altrec sells all kinds of outdoors gear, including snowboarding equipment. At the time of writing, Altrec had models of LTD, Solomon, Lamar, and Santa Cruz snowboards all on sale for more than 50% off. The cheapest items are found in the outlet store.
  1. Sierra Trading Post
    Sierra Trading Post also sells a wide variety of sporting equipment. It has some of the best discounts around, although its selection for snowboarders is not as large as some others. Its cheapest deals can be found in the Bargain Barn.
  2. Skis.com
    Not surprisingly, Skis.com sells a lot more than skis. They have an extensive snowboard selection that you can search by every feature imaginable, including flex, color, model year and discount rate. They also have used snowboards for sale. 

Now, you no longer have an excuse for looking bad on the hill. It's time to do some shopping.