On arrival at Tromso airport we will make the 3.5 hour transfer north to Hamneidet. The next 6 days will be spent searching for the best splitboard touring and freeriding in some of the most beautiful zones on the planet. In the land of the midnight sun the weather is changeable, we may choose to start early or later in the day depending on what the weather is doing. Sunset is around 11pm and sunrise is around 3:30am so there is scope for ensuring the best conditions.
Fitness & Ability
A typical day will involve an ascent of 1000+ vertical metres carrying a pack that will include all of your backcountry access equipment. We set a pace that will make between 300 – 350 vertical meters of ascent per hour. Even though splitboarding up from sea level is a little easier you should still have an excellent level of physical fitness.
You will be comfortable in riding pitches of up to 35 degrees in all types of snow conditions unassisted. For steeper pitches over 35 degrees, if you are not confident we can safely manage your descent using ropes.
Each day you will need to carry splitboard crampons, boot crampons, harness and an ice axe, even though they may not be used. You should also be able to make timely equipment transitions.
The ascents may involve long side-hill traverses and having to make kick turns on steeper gradients. You should already be confident with both of these techniques.
Please contact us for a more personal chat if you have any questions regarding fitness and / or ability levels.
- 6 days of UIAGM splitboard guiding with Paul Verdier
- A small guide / client ratio of 1:4
- 7 nights’ accommodation (shared room) in a private lodge with sauna facilities
- Splitboard and alpinism technique tuition (where required)
- Ground support vehicles and ferry crossings
- A fresh, home cooked dinner (on 6 nights)
- A cooked breakfast each morning & a picnic lunch each day
- Return transfers to Tromso airport
What’s Not Included
- Return flights to Tromso
- Personal Insurance
- Splitboard equipment (unless pre-arranged with us, contact us for prices)
- Backcountry access equipment (crampons, axes, harnesses etc)
- Dinner at a restaurant on 1 night out in Skjervøy
Covid 19 Safety
Payment Policy: A deposit of €695 is required immediately upon booking your session with The Rider Social. The balance of your trip costs are due 6 weeks before the course start date. Failure to meet the payment deadline 6 weeks before the start date will forfeit your place on that session without refund.
Cancellation policy: For cancellations made up to 6 weeks before the course start date, 0% of the ‘deposit’ amount paid will be refunded. For cancellations occurring within 6 weeks of the course start date no refund payments will be made. If cancelling a course within 6 weeks of the course start date, payments made cannot be refunded, carried forward or moved to another course.
Refund policy: The Rider Social is not liable for refunds or compensation due to late arrival, failure to attend or complete a course due to injury or illness, travel restrictions, resort closure, adverse weather conditions, force majeure or any other causes or conditions outside the control of The Rider Social
Covid-19: In the event that you can’t attend your session due to Covid-19 associated travel and holiday disruptions including (but not exclusive to) resort closure, FCO imposed travel restrictions, airline train or ferry travel bans imposed by International or local governments, a total refund of the balance paid, minus the non refundable deposit amount, will be refunded to you (the client).
In the event that you can’t attend your course due to you, (the client) being personally affected by the Covid-19 virus (including illness, inability to travel due to illness or any other personal restrictions affecting your travel) The Rider Social will not be liable to refund any monies (as stated in the refund policy above). It is strongly recommended that you have adequate personal insurance for illness, personal cancellation and personal travel disruption.
Upon booking any advertised session of any duration with The Rider Social you are in agreement of the Payment & Cancellations policies listed above.