Splitboarding in Chamonix, discover the Mont Blanc valley on a backcountry tour
Splitboarding is the newest discipline in snowboarding - allowing you to discover the Chamonix backcountry as well as any ski tourer.
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!
Discover the classic 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, 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.
Course objectivesGet to know and learn how to use the split boarding gear Lear skinning techniques on varied terrain Basic avalanche rescue training We will hike to ride the best snow in the valley
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.
This course is for advanced snowboarders with at least 5 weeks of riding. You need to be physically fit and be prepared to hike up a steep hill for up to 2 hours. Please note that riders unable meet the required criteria may be unable to complete the course, if you are not confident of your level then consider doing our Chamonix Snowboard Freeride Course instead. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need advice about the fitness/level requirements.