Trip and Split

A Trip and Split week is a powder chasing, splitboard road trip searching for the best snow and weather conditions in the high mountains.

For 2019 we will be running Trip and Split weeks in both January and March.

The January trips will focus on finding the best splitboard accessed powder available. As the high mountain huts aren’t fully operational at this time of year we will use alternative accommodation in the area’s we visit for the nights we are away from resort. This is a quiet time of the year and perfect for those seeking cold and deep powder turns.

The March trips are all about high mountain splitboard touring. Expect glacier travel, long descents from high altitude and incredible scenery. We will be using refuges at altitude for the accommodation when not in resort. The March trips are for those who already have some splitboarding experience.

Each week consists of five UIAGM guided days on which we will be ready to move to a different area or even country in order to find the best snow. We will be based in Chatel when not staying overnight at a hotel or mountain refuge. You will be ready to move to either France, Italy, Austria or Switzerland.

Areas we have been to before include:

  • Grimentz. Hidden at the end of the Val d’Anniviers in the Swiss Alps, this is a relatively unknown splitboard destination.
  • Rothwald. Situated just under the top of the Simplon pass on the border of the northern and the southern Alps. When it has the conditions it’s incredible.
  • Les Diablerets. It’s between Lake Geneva & Gstaad. Glacier adventures at 3000m
  • Arolla. At the foot of Mont Collon this Swiss gem is a popular start point for many high mountain expeditions.
  • Gressoney. In the Aosta valley is this splitboarders dream. Unbelievably good terrain
  • Chamonix. Respected worldwide as a true mecca of alpinism. Every splitboarder should go – at least once.
  • Gran Paradiso National Park. Italian national park in the Graian Alps, between the Aosta Valley and Piedmont regions.[3] The park is named after Gran Paradiso mountain,

Rider Social Trip and Split weeks are always different. Even if you have been to one of these places before with us then the chances are you will explore a completely different part of it the next time.

Here is what a few past clients have to say:

“Last week’s Advanced Splitboard course was superb. Friday was all-time: better runs than I’ve had doing Canadian heli, for the price of a CHF6 lift ticket and a few hours skinning! An amazing way to end the season” – Julian Barr


“It was the best trip. I can’t thank you all enough for putting together the perfect week of spring adventures for us” – Katherine Potsides


“Awesome week in the Alps with Rider Social. The last two days were probably the best snowboarding of my 15 or so years doing it. Awesome guide in Jean Yves Fredriksen and a great crew” – Iain Allsop

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