Break Into Backcountry 2021 Dates TBC: 2195€

Got a few days of splitboard experience at resort level and are now looking to step up to bigger things?

On this splitboard course we’ll spend the days searching for the best snow and the nights relaxing in comfortable mountain refuge’s at high altitude. Expect big lines, stunning terrain and spectacular views

This is a multi-day trip at altitude so you’ll need to carry all you need for 3 nights including snowboard boot crampons for short hikes, a harness and ice axe. We manage any rope work required for safe glacier travel or steep entry descents.

Modules on determining avalanche risk, splitboard technique, how to move safely in the mountains and transceiver practice are ongoing throughout the trip. It’s not all work and learning though as we are totally committed to taking you to ride in some incredible places and unforgettable backcountry terrain.

If you are a high intermediate snowboarder (with a good level of fitness) and are ready for a bigger adventure this is for you.

The Break Into Backcountry course runs from arrival on the Saturday to departure the following  Friday. You will be fully UIAGM guided over 5 days.

Expect to spend 3 nights at altitude in high mountain huts and 3 nights in a hotel (or equivalent) whilst in resort.

Maximum Group Size: 4

The Break Into Backcountry course is for high intermediate level riders with previous off-piste experience. You will be comfortable riding on steeper terrain and able to deal with variable snow conditions, from deep powder to ice and bumpy run outs.

You must have a good level of fitness for this trip. Running a slow half marathon each day wouldn’t be a problem for you. Previous splitboard experience is desirable but not strictly necessary.

  • 5 full days of UIAGM guiding & backcountry tuition with Paul Verdier
  • Use of a Never Summer Splitboard and all other safety equipment
  • Airport Transfers to Geneva – pick up at 4pm Saturday / depart 10am Friday
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in Chatel (Sat, Sun, Thurs)
  • Transport to wherever we decide to ride that week
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Personal snowboard equipment
  • 3 nights (Mon, Tue, Wed) hut fees @ approx. 65€ per night
  • Any odd lift ticket required
This course has been based on our Trip and Split model. We will work out where the best conditions are for that week and may travel to Italy, Austria or Switzerland to guarantee that you have an unforgettable experience with us.

We also include all splitboard and safety equipment as a part of the price. You’ll only get to use premium equipment too. Half board accommodation in Chatel on 3 nights is included as well as a complimentary return airport transfer to Geneva.

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What People Say

I need to splitboard again. You guys always deliver

Graham Hopkins

That was an awesome trip! Definitely added a few permanent clips to the memory bank. Untracked powder lines and steep couloirs. A couple of decent skin tracks back up too!

Julian Barr

I cannot speak highly enough of this tour. If you are thinking about booking this, stop thinking and pull the trigger- hope you have as much fun as I did!

Ben Farmer

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