Splitboarding in the time of Covid. Another backcountry boom?
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
After a couple of below average snow years here in the Alps old man winter finally delivered in style for the 17/18 splitboarding season. A couple of good sized dumps saw us riding deep, cold powder in early November but … 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
TRS Splitboarding ran a hut to hut splitboarding trip in the Gran Paradiso national park (Italy) during March of the 2017 winter season. The objective of the trip was to ride the best lines we could find and eventually summit … 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
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
Sat looking out of the window (15th May!) watching the snow beat down and settle on the cars made us think back to the good times we have had on our splitboard courses this winter season just gone (well almost). … Read More