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

The week consists of four 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 at a Rider Social chalet when not staying overnight at a hotel or mountain refuge ready to move to either France, Italy or Switzerland.  Expect glacier travel, long descents from high altitude and incredible scenery.  A trip for experienced splitboarders only.

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!

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


“Still buzzing from a week based in Chatel splitboarding and riding wherever we could get good lines and deep powder” – Simon Baxter


“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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