Split and Mix
It’s now our 8th year of running the popular Split and Mix trips in Chatel. We’ll take you to ride the best terrain in the Abondance valley, Chablais backcountry & Les Portes Du Soleil.
This splitboard course is a perfect mix of splitboard touring and off-piste snowboarding that creates a varied, exciting and educational week.
One of our goals on a Split and Mix is to lead you over 5 days to ride the best snow in the area and help you to develop the skills and decision making processes for riding off-piste terrain more safely in the future.
Throughout the week are workshops on reading terrain for line choice, assessing snow pack stability, and how to move safely in the mountains. Sessions on using avalanche equipment and what to do in case of one also feature.
On the Sunday Monday & Tuesday you will be guided and taught splitboard technique by Rory Burton (BASI 4). On the Thursday and Friday you will be guided by Paulo Verdier (UIAGM) to take your new found skills into some amazing Chablais backcountry.
You will also have exclusive access to the full 2021 range of Never Summer UK regular snowboards to try out.
Arrive in resort on the Saturday afternoon, meet the rest of the group and settle into the chalet where we will get you kitted out with all of the equipment you’ll need for the rest of the week. Splitboard / Freeride on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. Wednesday is a free day – explore the resort or take a break and recharge for the Thursday and Friday which will be big days. Saturday morning departure.
Maximum Group Size: 6
You will be happy to ride off-piste terrain ride all day on slopes of 35 degrees and more in varying conditions with just a few short breaks to eat and drink. Splitboard climbs will rarely exceed 800m vertical – this should take you around 3 hours to achieve at a slow and steady pace.
This is one of the quietest weeks of the season and there is usually always cold powder to find and ride. With high level guiding, semi-catered accommodation, splitboard equipment and transfers included all in with the price it is possibly the best value trip out there today.
What People Say
Thanks for an absolutely brilliant week – I’ll be back soon.
Amazing week! Thanks everyone for making it another very cool trip. The Rider Social rocks!
Epic day, absolutely amazing week. Thank you so much guys!