Split and Mix

This is our 6th year of running Split and Mix weeks in Chatel and the Abondance valley. We have crafted the perfect mix of splitboard touring and backcountry snowboarding into an exciting and educational week.

Our goal on a Split and Mix week is to lead you over 6 days to ride the best snow in the area and help you to develop your own decision making process for riding safely in the future. 

Throughout the course are workshops on reading terrain for line choice, assessing snow pack stability, and how to generally move safely in the mountains. Sessions on using avalanche equipment and what to do in case of one also feature. 

Sunday to Wednesday you will be led by Rory Burton and on Thursday and Friday by Paulo Verdier UIAGM to take your new found skills into some incredible Portes Du Soleil terrain.

We provide:

  • 6 full days of private backcountry guiding and tuition
  • 7 nights accommodation – catered on 5 evenings & breakfast each day.
  • Splitboards and equipment
  • Return airport transfers to Geneva               

You provide:

  • A good level of physical fitness
  • Off-piste snowboarding experience
  • A desire to learn about how to assess and ride big lines.

Have a look at this guest edit from one of our previous Split and Mix groups.

Splitboarding Chatel. A Split’n’Mix week edit from February 2015 from The Rider Social on Vimeo.

What people say:

“Trying to sum up another amazing week of snowboarding with The Rider Social – words are sort of failing, so here’s a picture instead… The greatest snow, wonderful walks, endless powder turns and so many good times in the stunning Châtel valley, with hugest thanks to Paul, Rory, Fi, and Paulo for making one very special alpine week for us” – Katherine Potsides 2015

For more information then please get in touch.