Forbidden Snowboards is fearless in our approach to maintaining integrity and quality through our team, friends, designers, manufacturers and products. Our limited edition boards reflect our passion for snow and are aimed at all snowboarders, from the powder hounds doing turns in the trees to the upside down shreds in the park. Forbidden Snowboards is dedicated to working with brilliant artists to create original and unconventional graphics and a team of riders, designers and manufacturers to research, test and build a product that we are proud of and ultimately, that works. After all, it’s just snowboarding.

The Legend of Forbidden Snowboards

Hundreds of years ago slavery amongst the coastal tribes on Vancouver Island was common and was carried out by enemies attacking in canoes from the sea. When the Comox people where threatened in this way, they took their women and children to the (Forbidden) Plateau for safekeeping. Once, during a raid by the neighbouring Cowichan tribe, the women and children vanished without a trace. The Plateau was believed to be inhabited by evil spirits who had consumed those they had sent. From that point on, the tribe elders forbade anyone in the tribe to visit the plateau—hence the name "Forbidden". The mountain lay in complete silence for 200 years and then the interest in Forbidden for winter recreation evolved with the sport of skiing and around 1949 a ski lift was installed. The facility became known as Forbidden Plateau with a combination of steep, rugged lines and mellow, rounded hills and snow-carpeted meadows. This natural terrain became ideal for skiiers through the 50's, 60's, 70's and snowboarders later on through the 80's and 90's. For many Vancouver Islanders Forbidden remains in fond memories as the oldest ski area on the Island where they learnt to ski and snowboard. Unfortunately, in the epic winter of 1999 the lodge collapsed due to excessive snowload and the facility closed down. That's when we moved in...