THE PORTES DU SOLEIL SPLITBOARD COMPANY

We started life as the first company to run dedicated splitboard courses and backcountry snowboarding trips 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.

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.

January Powder Poacher
Seek Cold and Deep January 2019

January Powder Poacher

January 19th-25th 2019

€1750 per person, maximum of 5 people per group. 

Join us on a fast paced week searching for the deepest and coldest mid-winter powder around the Chablais and Mont Blanc Massif mountain ranges.

We might opt to stay in the Chablais area if the conditions are good. If we think they're better somewhere else we'll take you there instead. Its a win - win situation and it guarantees you'll ride the best snow around.

No previous splitboarding experience is required and all splitboard, safety equipment, 5 days of UIAGM guiding, 6 nights of semi-catered accommodation and irport transfers are included in the price.

We also include ongoing training on: search and rescue scenarios, using your transceiver, snowpack assessment and general mountain craft.

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Splitboard Norway
Arctic Circle Splitboarding March / April 2019

Splitboard Norway

28th March - 4th April 2019

€2675 per person, maximum of 4 people per group.

Come with us and splitboard in the Arctic circle for unforgettable experience taking in the best of Tamokdalen and the Lyngen Alps

A trip for fit and experienced splitboarders which offers 6 days of UIAGM guiding, private catered accommodation, airport transfers and a chance to glimpse the Northern lights.

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Break Into Backcountry
Step Up and Strap In March 2019

Break Into Backcountry

2nd - 8th March 2019

€1845 per person, maximum of 4 people per group. 

Take your first steps into splitboard mountaineering on a trip that will give you the first building blocks for safer backcountry riding

You may of already done a little splitboarding at resort level and now want to take it up a level into high mountain snowboarding.

All splitboarding and safety equipment, 5 days UIAGM guiding, accommodation in resort and airport transfers are included.

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Trip and Split
Powder Chasing Splitboard Roadtrip March & April 2019

Trip and Split

9th-15th March & 6th-12th April 2019 

€1845 per person, maximum of 4 people per group. 

Our original snow chasing splitboard road trips. These courses in March and April are for big mountain splitboard touring.

This is the perfect trip for experienced splitboarders looking for high altitude adventures in the best possible conditions.

We provide 5 days UIAGM guiding, accommodation when in resort, return airport transfers to Geneva and road transport to whichever country we choose to ride in

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Split and Mix Chatel
A Snowboard & Splitboard Mix March 2019

Split and Mix Chatel

16th-23rd March 2019

€1595 per person, maximum of 6 people per group.

We have crafted the perfect mix of introductory splitboard touring and backcountry snowboarding into an exciting and educational week.

On a Rider Social Split and Mix we will guide you around some of the best spots in the Portes Du Soleil and the Chablais backcountry. We give you technical instruction on splitboarding techniques and lead regular sessions on mountain craft. Search and rescue, transceiver practice and snow pack analysis all feature in these modules.

6 full days of guiding (including 2 days with UIAGM guide Paulo Verdier) catered accommodation, return airport transfers to Geneva all splitboarding equipment included make this the best value package on the market currently

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Hut to Hut
High Altitude Splitboard Tours April 2019

Hut to Hut

13th-19th April 2019

€1845 per person, maximum of 4 people per group.

This physically demanding high altitude splitboard touring trip will see you guided through stunning Alpine scenery and staying in mountain hut accommodation over 5 days and 4 nights. These will be consecutive days of big splitboard ascents and challenging descents covering a pretty special itinerary.

We provide 5 full days of guiding, 2 nights hotel accommodation in Chatel, hut fee's on 4 nights and return airport transfers to Geneva.

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Bespoke Tours
Design Your Own Experience Anytime

Bespoke

Anytime! Prices available on request. 

Perhaps its staying overnight in a mountain refuge to wake up and watch the sunrise in the Alps before heading down a perfect powder run. Maybe learning how to safely move on glaciers using axes, ropes and crampons floats your boat.

It could be the desire to summit a peak at high altitude and then snowboard back down it. Is getting in a helicopter to be dropped off for some seriously good times snowboarding a dream?

Whatever it might be we can usually help you make it a reality.

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Never Summer Industries
Snowboards & Splitboards Equipment Hire

Never Summer Industries

Splitboards & Snowboards

Equipment Hire

Now into our seventh year as the Never Summer UK snowboard test centre, we are super proud to be able to offer you the chance to try these hand built boards where they are best tested - out on the mountain.

We also have a full range of Never Summer splitboards and Spark R&D bindings available for hire throughout the season.

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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 insights and tips on technical skinning can prove 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.