A 3 day session for first time splitboarders & developers exploring the local Chablais area.
A Splitboard Chablais session takes you on a splitboarding adventure over three full days to find the very best conditions in the lesser known zones of the Chablais Alps. An off the radar backcountry experience designed to be both exhilarating & physically comfortable at the same time.
Client feedback has enabled us to create the best formulae & shape a trip for those who are either developing their backcountry touring craft or coming to try splitboarding for the first time. We know that a three day session is the optimum length of time for most people at this point. It will leave you on a high and wanting more – not physically and mentally exhausted.
This isn’t just splitboard guiding either. Our mission is to make you a better splitboarder who is ready to take on bigger and longer tours in the future. For example; by teaching you how to be more energy efficient in the skin track & how to transition your equipment quickly to the little things such as properly packing your bag again afterwards. You’ll feel less tired at the top for it and this in turn lends to a feeling of being both mentally and physically better prepared for the ride down.
Splitboard Chablais is aimed at intermediate level riders with previous off-piste experience who are comfortable riding on steeper terrain and able to deal with variable snow conditions – from deep powder to ice patches, bumpy run outs and trees.
You arrive in Chatel on the Tuesday and we spend the next three days ( Wednesday, Thursday & Friday ) splitboarding. On the Wednesday we will stay close to the resort for the day to help you get used to the equipment. This may require the purchase of a day pass for the local area. On the Thursday and Friday morning of the trip we travel to a local zone where the conditions will be best and return each day on the late afternoon. There is also an option to spend a night in a local hut if conditions allow. The trip ends on the Friday evening.
This is for any snowboarder confident on all level of piste runs who have a little powder experience but would like some more.
Your fitness level means that you are good to hike slowly for up to 3 hours a day on the splitboards with enough energy left to safely manage a descent of 1000m . Previous splitboard experience is not necessary.
Accommodation on 3 nights of the trip. We are able to help you source something suited to your budget.
Airport Transfers to Geneva
Any meals, drinks or snacks
Any odd lift ticket if required
Splitboard Chablais 3 day sessions are a great choice for those who aren’t yet ready for a full week of splitboarding or for those pushed for time but want a quick break to get out to the mountains. Regular sessions also offer you full flexibility on dates. We also include ALL equipment as a part of the price so you can be sure there are no ‘hidden’ costs.
Running these trips are all we do all season long & we are very good at doing them. We are not a snowboard school offering the odd backcountry session but a supremely mobile, professional splitboard trip operator. There is a big difference and you’ll come to appreciate the benefits of being with such a flexible outfit on your trip with us.
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.
What People Say
I need to splitboard again. You guys always deliver
Amazing week! Thanks everyone for making it another very cool trip. The Rider Social rocks!
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!