If you have been waiting for the opportunity to explore life beyond the ski lifts, try it for a day with our Intro to Splitboarding Course. The sport of splitboarding is progressing at a rapid rate and with equipment innovation comes a rapidly evolving skill set. Come join us if you want to make the most of a powder filled backcountry day!
During our 1-day splitboarding course you’ll start as a fledgling splitter and end with a few skills and a bit of knowledge to plan and execute a backcountry splitboard tour. From how to use your equipment and transitioning to downhill to efficiently moving through deep snow, riders will gain the skills to get you more comfortable in the backcountry. Pro Guiding recommends an AIARE Level 1 course to enhance the learning outcomes of this 1-day course.
1 bottom- midweight or light weight
1 top- midweight or lightweight
Sock Liners (optional)
Wind shirt, Soft Shell, Fleece- only one is necessary
Lightweight waterproof/ breathable jacket
Schoeller type pants (softshell)
Sunhat or visor
Ski Gloves- waterproof
Day Pack- 25 to 40 liter
Water Bottles- 1 or 2 liters in a wide mouth bottle or hydration system
Lunch and snacks- appropriate for a full day outing
Sunscreen- SPF 25+ waterproof
Lip Balm- SPF 15+
Headlamp- Lightweight LED recommended
Splitboard- split specific bindings recommended
Trekking Poles- collapsible and adjustable with large powder baskets
Skins- splitboard specific with tail clips
Splitboard Crampons- specific to binding
Shovel- compact, lightweight, metal blade preferred
Probe- dedicated probe only, ski poles do not suffice
Optional Items: Highly Recommended
Down or synthetic jacket
Thermos- vacuum type for warm beverages
Map Case- Large Zip-Loc will suffice
Maps- contact office for appropriate quadrangles
Group Gear Provided by PGS
Technical Group Gear
1st aid kit
A safe and fun day to get introduced to the sport of backcountry skiing in the Crystal Mountain backcountry. You will be introduced to backcountry ski gear and the basics of what ski touring is all about while actually completing your first ski tour. All that with certified ski guides.
If you have been waiting for the opportunity to explore life beyond the ski lifts, then the 3-day Intro to Splitboarding course is for you. The sport of splitboarding is progressing at a rapid rate and with equipment innovation comes a rapidly evolving skill set. Come join us if you want to make the most of a powder filled backcountry day!
This Avalanche course is geared around the backcountry user who does not have any avalanche safety training yet. It is a judgment-building course packed with information. In the AIARE Level 1, you will be introduced to topics such as mountain weather, different snow packs, tour planning, hazard recognition and evaluation, snow pack analysis, transceiver search and much more.