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— January 15, 2019

Snowboards By, and for, Women

  • Jen Gurecki and Steph Nitsch are both head female-owned companies that make stunning snowboards just for women to display a combination of poppy and stable.
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Almost a third of the more than 5 million US snowboarders are women. But the idea persists that all of them want soft boards with pink graphics. Jen Gurecki and Steph Nitsch are having none of it: Both head female-owned companies that make snowboards just for women. Women’s boards have long been “watered-down versions of men’s boards,” says Gurecki of Coalition Snow. “We want women to know there is a company out there that has their back.” Coalition’s Myth All Mountain features a birch core, making it, the company says, “the perfect combination of stable and poppy.” Nitsch says Pallas Snowboards builds “high-performance snowboards for women who want to explore more of the mountain.” The company’s Zeitgeist model features a wide waist to stay on top of the snow and a short, stiff tail that “lets you maneuver on a dime.”

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