Alps snow forecast 2017 ? Hmm, it’s that time of the year again when we all start looking forward to winter and begin to wonder what kind of conditions we’ll get this time around. First let’s have a quick recap … Read More
The Rider Social ran three Trip and Split courses in 2016 and each one was a splitboard adventure but quite different in course content. This was ultimately down to the weather as the snow came late again to the Alps after a promising start mirroring the pattern we had at the same time in 2015. However, this season we had a marginally better base so when the mother-load did arrive in January we were able to ride some of the more interesting lines in the Chatel area.
We seem to do more & more short break splitboarding and backcountry trips for people each season. The benefits are obvious I guess, if as a group of 3 or 4 can’t make an advertised week with us here then … Read More
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
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
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