Splitboarding is the newest and fastest growing discipline in snowboarding. Recent advancements in splitboarding equipment technology make it easy for snowboarders to tour the mountains as freely as skiers do.
The course includes a companion avalanche rescue training.
Escape the lifts and crowded resorts and enjoy the peace and freedom of backcountry touring.
The splitboard is the best tool for backcountry exploration and off-piste freeride. It functions as a regular snowboard when going downhill, but for going uphill the board splits lengthwise down the middle and the bindings can be turned to face forward, allowing you hike and tour the mountains without the hassle of carrying snowshoes.
If you have always wanted to explore the backcountry on a snowboard then splitboarding is definitely for you!
Come and discover the most classical Chamonix ski tours on a snowboard; Col du Passon at Les Grands Montets, the Crochues-Berard traverse through the Aiguilles Rouges, Col d'Entreves from the Vallée Blanche and many more.
Once you've learned the basic splitboarding techniques and gained confidence on different types of terrain on this course, you'll be ready to tackle some of the famous multiday ski touring routes such as the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt or a hut-to-hut tour with a private mountain guide.
Our Chamonix Splitboard Course is for advanced snowboarders who wish to leave the crowded ski areas and explore the hidden runs further in the backcountry. Our UIAGM mountain guides are also qualified snowboard instructors and will be happy to give you tips on how to improve your snowboarding technique and style.
We will teach you how to read the terrain, how to use the gradient to your advantage and, of course, how to pick the best line for an amazing descent. The Chamonix Splitboard Course package also includes additional mountain safety tuition such as avalanche awareness and glacier travel safety techniques.
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You regularly practice backcountry snowboarding and have a solid repetoire. You ride confidently in all types of backcountry snow, and are comfortable in couloirs (gullies) up to 35°.