6 Websites With Incredibly Cheap Snowboarding Gear Right Now

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If the offseason has one redeeming quality, it's the fact that it's the best time to get deals on snowboardgear. But you don't have to wait until the snow has melted to get cheap snowboard gear—you just have to know the best place to buy snowboards.

If you combine the best time to get cheap snowboard gear with the places to find the best deals, you can get quality equipment at incredible bargain prices. Few shredders buy snowboarding gear during the summer, but retailers and manufacturers need to offload the previous year's unsold goods to make room for the new lines. As a result, they practically give the stuff away—if you 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. If you pay more than 40 percent below retail, you're probably doing something wrong.

These are five 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 percent, 20 percent, 30 percent, or 40 percent off.
  2. The House
    The House Outdoor Gear is the online outlet for the giant The House retail store in St. Paul, Minnesota. 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.
  3. 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. 
  4. Altrec
    Altrec sells all kinds of outdoors gear, including snowboarding equipment. Altrec sometimes features 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. As a bonus, they often offer free gear, like a watch, with a purchase.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 gear for sale, which could save you seven more money. 

Now you no longer have an excuse for looking bad on the hill. It's time to do some shopping. And with the money you save, you'll be able to buy more lift tickets or upgrade to a season pass.