Join us over 3 full days and 2 nights searching for the best snow the Alps has to offer.
Trip & Split 3-day sessions are for experienced snowboarders with (preferably) some touring experience who are looking to ride in the best conditions the mountains have to offer.
We’re famous for our ability to travel, and for our network of splitboard guides on the ground.
As a result, we can mobilise and move you quickly around the Alps whilst using only the most reliable, daily information on conditions to get you to the goods.
This means it’s always an adventure and we will always find you the best possible conditions.
Running Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, we start from our home base in the Abondance Valley early on the Wednesday morning and travel to wherever the conditions are going to be best for the 3 days.
It could be in the Chamonix valley, Cogne in Italy or perhaps somewhere in the big mountains of Valais in Switzerland. We return to the Abondance valley late afternoon on the Friday.
The benefit of booking with a mobile splitboard specialist like The Rider Social (and not committing to trip in just one place) means that we can navigate the weather, chase the snow & ensure you get the best un-tracked experience on your trip with us
Accommodation will usually be in valley Gîte style lodgings during the January & February months. Come March, April & May we will head to higher altitudes and use one or two of the many fantastic mountain refuges as our base to explore the area.
These sessions start on a Wednesday & finish late afternoon of the following Friday. We travel early on the Wednesday morning to the best destination. We will spend the Wednesday & Thursday nights in refuge or similar accommodation. Splitboard and freeride days on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. We return to Chatel on the Friday afternoon / early evening which is where the trip ends
This is a trip for fit and experienced snowboarders. Expect to walk a minimum of 3 hours per day followed by long backcountry descents. Please get in touch if you would like further clarification on this.
Payment Policy: A deposit of 250€ 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, 50% 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.
We take all of the guesswork out of finding where the best conditions for your splitboard tour will be.
On each session we guarantee that you will only ever walk up in the best weather and ride down in the best snow.
This means better times in the mountains. Every single time.
What People Say
I need to splitboard again. You guys always deliver
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!
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!