What happens when you combine 6 feet of snow in 5 days at a place as legendary as Jackson Hole, with a bunch of ripping snowboarders and a tent full of snowboards to try? The Jackson Hole Shaper Summit is just that sort of event.
Formally known as the JH PowWow the JH Shaper Summit is an annual snowboard test that focuses on riding powderboards and freeride snowboard shapes. The valuable and honest feedback the testers known as Mountain Warriors give is in turn shared with the boards designers and brands.
The only hiccup with testing boards in a format like this is Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is a burly mountain. When the snow’s super deep and untracked you can get away with riding a board with a huge tail or some funky surf inspired shape.
However, when the snow starts to gets tracked it’s much easier and safer to pick a snowboard that will offer a more familiar feel. In my case, that’s more of a twin tip, directional board to be able to handle riding Jackson Hole Mountain Resort from the top to bottom across a variety of terrain and snow conditions.
Below are photos of the snowboards I rode at the Jackson Hole Shaper Summit. Full test results will be available online at – http://shapersummit.com/
2020 Rossignol Sashimi Snowboard
2020 Telos Back/Slash Snowboard
2020 Winterstick Rob Kingwill ARK Snowboard
Rob’s Winterstick Pro Model Snowboard was my personal favorite riding the mountain top to bottom
2020 Notice Smashghost Snowboard
2020 Never Summer Dipstick
2020 Cardiff Snowcraft Swell Snowboard
Looking for more 2020 snowboards? Check out the photos of my coverage from the Outdoor Retailer trade show where I got photos of most of the 2020 snowboards at the show. Want to geek out on boots too? We put together a list of 2020 snowboard boots.