K2 Sports the company that own K2 Snowboard brands was born in 1960's at Vashon Island in Washington State's Puget Sound. Today they have a wide range of snowboards, bindings, boots, helmets goggles and other accessories. K2 Sports is part of the wider Jarden Corporation.
Ride snowboards are based in Seattle, WA. Ride is a private company who produce a full range of snowboarding kit from snowboards, boots, bindings, helmets, jackets, gloves and other apparel. A big force in the snowboarding world.
Burton Snowboard is the top brand in snowboarding. From 1977 Jake Burton has built the leading snowboard brand in the world. Starting out in Vermont and expanding to Innsbruck, Austria they have built a family of brands such as R.E.D. Anon, Analog and Forum. They range includes snowboards, bindings, jackets and pants.
GNU Snowboards are hand-built in the US by 'weirdos with jobs'. Founded in 1977 by Mike Olsen they are one of the Mervin Manufacturing Group brands that are based in Carlsborg, Washington. GNU pioneered deep carving side-cuts and many other odd inventions for the snowboard.
Rome Snowboard Design Syndicate was founded in 2001 at Waterbury, VT. by Josh Reid and Paul Maravetz previously of Burton. Rome sells snowboards as well as bindings, gloves, bags, and other apparel with an anti-corporate, rebellious streak.
DC are now part of the Quiksilver Group in Huntington Beach, CA. They have ranges for all kinds of boarders, motor sports and bmx. Although focused on footwear they have snowboards and snowboarding apparel as well as the snowboard boots range.