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Demo Snowboards

For the 2022-23 season, Black Diamond Tours will be partnering with Weston Snowboards to offer guests a free demo snowboard for the Shimamaki Snowcats and lift assisted/backcountry touring programs. Guests will need to book a minimum of 2 days with us, and in return will have the chance to demo a snowboard/splitboard for one day.  Our avalanche course students will also have the opportunity to try out a splitboard for free! Please contact us if you wish to demo a board.

In 2012 Weston Snowboards chose the small Colorado mountain community of Minturn to serve as our home base. Their front door is within shouting distance of Vail’s legendary side country run, “The Minturn Mile”. Being in the mountains is not only good for their soul, it gives them a unique connection to the riders they serve. Every day provides the Weston team a special opportunity to listen, respond and participate with a community of riders that love being outside. Their hope is to create products that enable people to experience nature in a way that changes them forever.

We will have the following boards available. Please click on the board if you would like to see more information.

Solid Boards 

Japow: 159 and 169

Backwoods: 157 and 163

Riva: 149 and 153

*bindings are not supplied so please bring your own


Backwoods: 157 and 163 (Backcountry Magazine Editors Choice 2018)

Range Split: 158 (Transworld Snowboard Test & Approved 2018)

Riva: 149 and 153

*splitboard bindings (Spark) and skins are included (G3)

*Demo boards are subject to availability