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!
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.
Binding and stance adjustments
Equipment use and care
Skin track setting
Terrain management: #1 safe, #2 efficient, #3 fast
Downhill considerations for snowboarders
Simple transceiver search (grid, induction, range vs. directional)
Tour Plan execution and review
Group led transceiver check
Advanced skinning techniques
Downhill split strategies
Participant lead tour
Should I tip my guide? And how much should I tip them? Although tipping is not a requirement it is considered standard practice in the guiding industry and is appreciated by our guides. We generally recommend roughly 10%-15% of your course or trip cost or flat price tip that you are comfortable with.
The best way to become a backcountry skier is to take a backcountry skiing course. The ski touring course we offer in the Crystal Mountain backcountry, just under 2 hours from Seattle, will teach you how to plan and execute your own backcountry adventure. We would like to encourage you to combine the ski touring course with one of our AIARE Level 1 courses.