3-Day Splitboarding Course

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!

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$450.00
Difficulty rating and Skill requirements

Difficulty Rating and Skill Requirements

Overall difficulty level: Moderate

Skills Required: Strong Intermediate to advanced riding skills in the ski area

Fitness Level: Moderately Strenuous


  • Category: Splitboarding
  • Type: Instructional
  • Ratio: 4:1

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During our 3-day splitboarding course you’ll start as a fledgling splitter and end with the skills and 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 necessary to shred all day in the backcountry. Pro Guiding recommends an AIARE Level 1 course to enhance the learning outcomes of this 3-day course.


 

Course Curriculum


Day 1


Binding and stance adjustments


Transceiver check


Equipment use and care


Split movement


Skin track setting


Kick turns


Efficient transitions


 

Day 2


Tour planning


Transceiver check


Terrain management: #1 safe, #2 efficient, #3 fast


Split-crampon use


Snow stability


Downhill considerations for snowboarders


Simple transceiver search (grid, induction, range vs. directional)


 

Day 3


Tour Plan execution and review


Group led transceiver check


Navigation


Advanced skinning techniques


Downhill split strategies


Participant lead tour


 

Clothing




  • Base Layer





    • 1 bottom- midweight or light weight




    • 1 top- midweight or lightweight




    • Ski socks




    • Sock Liners (optional)





  • Mid Layer





    • Wind shirt, Soft Shell, Fleece- only one is necessary





  • Outerwear





    • Lightweight waterproof/ breathable jacket




    • Schoeller type pants (softshell)




    • Beanie




    • Sunhat or visor




    • Lightweight gloves




    • Ski Gloves- waterproof





 

Personal Gear




  • 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




  • Sunglasses




  • Goggles




  • Sunscreen- SPF 25+ waterproof




  • Lip Balm- SPF 15+




  • Headlamp- Lightweight LED recommended




 

Splitboard Gear




  • Splitboard- split specific bindings recommended




  • Snowboard Boots




  • Trekking Poles- collapsible and adjustable with large powder baskets




  • Skins- splitboard specific with tail clips




  • Splitboard Crampons- specific to binding




 

Safety Gear




  • Transceiver




  • 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




  • Compass




  • Altimeter




  • Map Case- Large Zip-Loc will suffice




  • Maps- contact office for appropriate quadrangles




 

Group Gear Provided by PGS




  • Technical Group Gear




  • Radios




  • 1st aid kit