THE PORTES DU SOLEIL SPLITBOARD COMPANY

We started life as the first company to run backcountry splitboard courses in Les Portes Du Soleil from our base in Chatel, France. Our courses take in areas such as Morzine, Avoriaz and the surrounding Chablais backcountry. Today we organise splitboarding trips worldwide led by only the most experienced UIAGM splitboard guides. 

Sunshine & Powder: Our position in the Alps allows us to reach many special and relatively unknown European resorts in just a few hours drive. We can quickly move to whichever country has the best conditions for your trip and this unique flexibility guarantees you get to ride the best snow in the best weather. Not committing to just one area takes the gamble on conditions away from your week with us. 

UIAGM Splitboard Guiding: We know that it is the calibre of the guide that makes our trips special. Our  guides are the same year in year out. Qualified to UIAGM level they can take you to the highest and most remote spots in the world to ride safely and securely. Their personal knowledge of Europe’s best backcountry ensures that you will only snowboard in the quietest, most beautiful and untracked terrain.

Splitboard Savvy: All of our guides can not only splitboard but they can teach snowboarding too. This means that the routes they choose for ascents and the skin tracks they make will always be suitable for splitboarders. Their insight, tips and tricks on skinning are invaluable! 

Safety: Backcountry snowboarding is by its nature prone to danger. Every day on every trip we constantly assess the snow pack, terrain, group ability and weather conditions. We aren’t afraid to shut down on a route if its not the safest it can be. Aside from your lead UIAGM guide you will also have a back marker trained in mountain specific first aid accompanying the group who can lend advice, binding spares and a general helping hand if needed. We only take small groups on most trips (4 max) meaning we can move quickly and safely in the mountains.

From introduction to splitboarding weeks, hut to hut touring missions and even helidrops we can make it happen. Come with us on a splitboarding adventure that will take you to the best freeride zones in France, Italy, Austria, Canada, Switzerland and Norway.

Our splitboard courses and backcountry snowboarding weeks cater for every standard of rider. Whether you are looking to take your first steps into off-piste or an advanced snowboarder who wants to ride in the real backcountry we might be the perfect choice for you.

 

Our mission is to ensure you have an incredible splitboarding experience with us.

If any of our trips are of interest but don’t fit with your travel plans then please get in touch as we will try and arrange alternative dates*.

* Based on a minimum of 4 people attending for a week. Prices available on request.