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!

$475.00
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 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
 

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.