Hut To Hut Splitboarding In The Gran Paradiso
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TRS Splitboarding ran a hut to hut splitboarding trip in the Gran Paradiso national park (Italy) during March of the 2017 winter season. The objective of the trip was to ride the best lines we could find and eventually summit … Read More

Splitboarding with MPORA
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Last March James Renhard from Mpora.com the action sports website came to Chatel to do some splitboarding with us here at The Rider Social. It was James first time on the splits and you can read his thoughts on his … Read More

Deep Snow Culture
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The explosion in popularity of backcountry snowboarding and splitboarding has brought with it a bewildering array of new outerwear and  kit from brands promising unparalleled comfort and protection. From socks to soft shells its a bit of a maze trying … Read More

Alps Snow Forecast 2016
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Usually  having a punt at predicting a long range  Alps snow forecast (for 2016) is like trying to pick the winner in the Grand National. Not impossible but never ever easy. However, the roasting hot summer temperatures we have experienced … Read More

Things you might not know.
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You can get asked lot of interesting questions when you’re out with a group on one of our splitboard courses. This is a good thing as it shows that people are keen to learn. Be that about the mountains, conditions … Read More

Split and Mix January 2015
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Split and Mix January 2015 with The Rider Social kicked off on January 17th. Leading up to it was interesting given the sparsity of snow in the Alps and we were busy planning routes that would make the most of … Read More

A November Splitboarding Mission
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Most years we try to get a November splitboarding mission under our belts ahead of the coming winter season and this year was no different. Early snow had come measured in the meters and after a quick reconnaissance split trip in our … Read More

The Sick And The Wrong Splitboard Test Week
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The Rider Social is hosting a splitboard test week in 2015 for the guy’s at The Sick And The Wrong. Since 1993 they have been offering great advice and products and are probably the UK’s biggest retailers of splitboards.  They … Read More

What a guest thought of their stay at The Rider Social
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If you are thinking of a booking splitboarding course or snowboard holiday with us and want the inside skinny then have a read of the rather lovely testimonial we have received form one of our guests last year.

January Round Up. Splitboarding In Chatel And The Abondance Valley
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We had an interesting start to the season weather wise. December snow had us splitting local classics and riding powder long before the lifts opened. Over the Christmas period we then experienced biblical rain to the top which had a … Read More

Winter 2018 Round Up
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After a couple of below average snow years here in the Alps old man winter finally delivered in style for the 17/18 splitboarding season. A couple of good sized dumps saw us riding deep, cold powder in early November but … Read More

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket…
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Oh ffs… This might of happened to you before on the hunt for the best splitboard & backcountry snowboarding weeks. You book a trip away in the snow, get excited for it and turn up only to find that the … Read More

Pre Season Splitboarding in Chatel
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There is nothing like a bit of pre-season splitboarding in Chatel. Its quiet, no lifts are running and the snow has been quite frankly remarkable so far for December. We are already 9 powder days in at the time of … Read More

Splitboarding & Backcountry Snowboarding: March 2017
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We ran two splitboarding & backcountry snowboarding weeks so far in March 2017. The first Trip and Split week ran 4th-11th March. Have a quick look at what we got up to on the first week. Trip and Split 4th-11th March: … Read More

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