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We’ve all been there. You are finally going on that snowboarding trip to Telluride. GoPro in tow with a full charge and memory to spare you are ready to capture all the gnar the weekend can throw at you.

Only problem is afterwards you start to review your footage and it looks like an epileptic was your personal cameraman. This is no good, but lucky for you we have compiled the best GoPro mounts for snowboarding.

Comparison Table

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GoPro Helmet Mount
  • Very useful
  • Stayed on even when getting hit with tree branches
  • Easy to attach and remove camera
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GoPro Suction Cup Mount
  • High configurable with additional included parts
  • Quality build
  • Versatile unit
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CU2pack By Wizmount
  • The perfect shot at any angle
  • Such a steady shot
  • Great value for the price
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Nomadic Gear GoPro Accessory Kit
  • Outstanding equipment quality
  • An amazing variety
  • This kit takes my go pro to the next level
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GoPro 3 Way Tripod Arm Mount
  • Versatile and rugged
  • Quality construction
  • Best performing hand held stick
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What to Look for in the Best GoPro Mount for Snowboarding

  • Durability: If you’re like me when snowboarding, the possibility of going down is very real. As with the rest of my gear, anything that I’m wearing when snowboarding needs to be able to take a bit of punishment. A GoPro mount that can’t handle going down once or twice is just going to lead to a very frustrating afternoon.
  • Stability: A shaky GoPro is a worthless GoPro. With the rigors of snowboarding we need to eliminate any instabilities that we can as they are only exasperated when the going gets rough.
  • Value: Professional level camera mounts can easily eclipse the cost of a GoPro. Luckily there are several enthusiast level mounts available that offer great value for snowboarders of any skill level.
  • Mount Location: There are several locations to mount a GoPro while snowboarding. The type of snow (i.e. powder, packed or iced), desired POV (point of view), or the type of gear you are wearing all dictate the type of mount you should be running with your GoPro. Running the incorrect mount type for the wrong situation can result in a lot of frustration when reviewing your footage for day.

GoPro Helmet Mount

best gopro helmet mount for snowboardingIf vibration is getting the most of your snowboarding videos it may be time to move onto a GoPro Helmet Mount. Mounting your GoPro to your helmet can be one of the most stable and smooth ways to shoot video while snowboarding. Our head acts as camera gimbal of sorts which, lucky for us, gives us a great platform to shoot video from! We love that this mount gives you versatility with the option to front or side mount the unit.

The only limitation with a helmet mounted Gopro is that if you are not wearing a helmet you don’t have anything to mount it to. But since all of us here wear helmets while snowboarding this is a non-issue. Right? Right.

best gopro mount for helmet snowboardingThere are many GoPro helmet mounts on the market but we chose the official GoPro version because of how stable it is, but also because it uses 3m adhesive backing. After almost losing a GoPro due to the failure of a generic adhesive tape, I’ve learned my lesson. If it’s not 3m, it’s probably not worth using.

What Users Are Saying

  • Very useful
  • Love that it can be mounted two ways
  • Stayed on even when getting hit with tree branches
  • Easy to attach and remove camera

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GoPro Suction Cup Mount

best gopro suction mount for snowboardingThe GoPro Suction Cup Mount is one of the most common ways to mount a GoPro. Outside of the awesome 3m Flat Adhesive Mounts, the suction cup mount is the go-to mount on everything from vehicles to surfboards. Which, you guessed it, makes it one of the popular choices for snowboard mounting.

Running a GoPro directly mounted tobest gopro suction cup mount snowboarding your snowboard can bring forth certain pitfalls that you should be made aware of. The first pitfall, which this mount avoids if setup correctly, is mounting too low. People tend to forget just how wide the lens is on most action cameras and the GoPro is no different.

If you mount too low and too far back on a flat surface, half of your video will most likely be covered up by said surface.

This particular mount comes with an arm to help raise the GoPro up off your snowboard several inches which is just enough to make sure your field of view is nice and clear from obstructions.

Another thing to consider when directly mounting to your snowboard is vibration. If you are running fresh powder for the day this will most likely be a non-issue. If the snow is packed, you can experience a video so shaky it’s almost unwatchable. This suction mount does a great job of suppressing unwanted vibrations when used within its limits.

If you are wanting footage from a low POV (point of view), this suction mount is about as good as it gets and offers a tremendous value.

What Users are Saying

  • Great mount – it doesn’t budge when you wipe out
  • High configurable with additional included parts
  • Quality build
  • My favorite mount for snowboarding
  • Such a versatile unit, used it snowboarding, motocross, and scuba

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CU2pack By Wizmount

best snowboard gopro mountIf you want it to look like you brought your own personal camera man on the mountain to follow you around all day, look no further than the CU2pack. This backpack style telescoping pole mount has a unique shock absorbing base plate that makes footage shake-free.

It offers a max camera distance of 38 inches but they sell an extension pole that can increase the distance to 50 inches.

best gopro backpack snowboardingYou can move the arms in any configuration you desire so the angle possibilities are endless. Also 360 degree rotation of the actual GoPro is a nice feature, allowing you to point the camera forwards, sideways, etc.

The only drawback we could find, was the space inside the backpack was a little tight, large enough to fit a phone, water, keys and a few GoPro accessories. So, if more storage is important to you, you may want to look elsewhere.

What Users Are Saying

  • One of the coolest things ever for GoPro
  • The perfect shot at any angle
  • Great value for the price
  • Lots of room for my GoPro accessories
  • Such a steady shot

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Nomadic Gear GoPro Accessory Kit

best gopro mount for snowboardingThe only multipack that made the list was the Nomadic Gear GoPro Accessory Kit. For the most part, if you want quality camera equipment multi accessory packs are generally a bad way to go. So what makes the Nomadi Gear pack different?

The 50 mounts and accessories in the Nomadic pack are all near OEM levels of manufacturing. Which is really saying something as OEM GoPro mounts are incredibly strong and durable.

The main mounts this kit comes with for snowboarding include the head strap mount – which we like using on the side of our boot, helmet mount, car suction mount – aka board mount, and the extendable stick mount. All of which compare to their official GoPro counterparts.

If you have multiple GoPro’s that you want to mount or want to test different mounting positions, this kit offers a tremendous value.

What Users Are Saying

  • This kit takes my go pro to the next level
  • Equipment quality is outstanding
  • Great buy – don’t pass up
  • An amazing variety
  • Everything I need without breaking the bank

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GoPro 3 Way Tripod Arm Mount

best gopro mount arm for snowboardingThe GoPro 3 way arm mount is an extremely popular ways to film yourself while snowboarding. Since the FOV on the GoPro is so wide, you really do not have to hold the camera that far away from your body to capture all that sweet gnar.

Second to maybe a helmet mount, the 3 way arm mount is one of the most stable ways to film oneself while snowboarding. Using the natural vibration suppression in your arm, the 3 way arm mount can give you footage so smooth it’s as if a drone is tailing you down the mountain.

Of course, the one hang-up with this GoPro mount is the fact that you have to use one of your arms to hold it the entire way down the mountain. This doesn’t sound ideal, but the way you naturally stretch your arms out to balance while snowboarding can create some breathtaking shots making it absolutely worth the trouble.

What Users Are Saying

  • Perfect multi-function mount
  • Best performing hand held stick
  • Versatile and rugged
  • A must have GoPro accessory
  • Quality construction – I wipe out, it doesn’t break
  • Love the tripod feature

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