1-Day Intro to Splitboarding Course

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!

Difficulty rating and Skill requirements

Difficulty Rating System Explained 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 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.

We have partnered with Weston Backcountry to  offer free splitboard setups for you to demo during our splitboard courses!  There is a limited number available so please contact matt@westonsnowboards.com as soon as you register for one of our courses to reserve your board!


  • 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