Get the one that fits your foot. Salomon, Vans, K2, make good boots, but each one fits differently in the same size. So you'll want to try them on, what works for me doesn't necessarily work for you. I do like the BOA closure system and if you are standing around in snowboard boots all day it's a nice feature to have. You can leave them loose while you are working the lift lines (I assume that's what you are doing) or snowboard school, then quickly tighten them up for your break when you can go get a few runs in.