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Splitboarding 101

5.00 out of 5
(2 customer reviews)

Like our Backcountry Skiing 101 course, but designed specifically for snowboarders who want to learn about the beauty of the modern splitboard and the freedom it offers in the mountains.

We currently offer this 1 day course on a custom, private basis only. Please visit our Custom Trips Page to request dates.

 

 

 

  • Description

    Splitboarding is the best way to access the backcountry on a snowboard. You can trudge in on snowshoes (aka “slowshoes”) or approach skis but there is no snowboarding setup as efficient and fun as a splitboard in most backcountry touring situations. It all starts with the process of learning how to operate equipment with cold hands in deep snow and on steep slopes. Uphill movement skills in ski mode are not intuitive to the average snowboarder. Our guides will teach you technique that will take you higher and further with less effort. Combine this course with an avalanche awareness course and you’ll be setup for a lifetime of fun and riding!

    Learning Outcomes:
    Learn the basics of the care and use of backcountry splitboarding equipment:
    Bindings
    Boots (Hard vs. Soft)
    Poles
    Skins
    Pack
    Avalanche Safety Equipment
    Learn and practice uphill movement techniques
    Skinning in Ski Mode
    Pacing/Tracksetting
    Uphill Travel
    Movement Efficiency
    Learn and practice downhill techniques
    Transitions
    Using Ski Crampons
    Preparing for descent
    Choosing a line
    Managing your group
    Riding techniques for backcountry snow conditions
    Learn and practice Tour Planning
    Learn and practice Route finding, and Navigation in the field
    Introduction to Decision Making and Risk Management in the backcountry
    Gain the skills to splitboard the backcountry, off-piste from a ski area or from the road in a day.

  • Reviews (2)
    5.00 out of 5

    2 reviews for Splitboarding 101

    1. 5 out of 5

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      The best trip!

    2. 5 out of 5

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      6 stars!


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