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
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
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
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
Splitboard hire in Chatel, Morzine & Avoriaz from The Rider Social is an all new offering for 2015. We are renting out only high end set ups – choose from a Never Summer SL, Summit, Prospector or Raven splitboard and … Read More
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
The Sick And The Wrong have been selling snowboards since 1993 making them one of the longest running independent retailers in the UK. Back in ’93 they stocked 12 boards, this year they have 200! So whilst things have changed what … Read More