Trip and Split

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

These trips are all about high mountain splitboard touring. Expect glacier travel, long descents from altitude and incredible scenery. We will be using refuges at altitude for the accommodation on the 3 nights we are not in the resort of Chatel. These trips are for those who already have some splitboarding experience and 

This is the perfect trip for experienced splitboarders looking for high altitude touring, exciting terrain for the descents in the best possible conditions.

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.

9th-15th March & 6th-12th April  2019 - €1845 per person - Max. 4 people per group

DAY 1 - SATURDAY ARRIVAL
Transfer from Geneva to resort, get settled in meet the others and relax. Dinner and next day debrief session.

DAY 2 - FREERIDE/WARM UP DAY
A warm up day in the Chablais backcountry. Expect to split between 800 and 1000 vertical metres. Return to your accommodation in Chatel for dinner and a full debrief on the upcoming trip.

DAY 3 - TRAVEL/SPLITBOARD/REFUGE NIGHT 
For example: We drive to the Grand Paradiso National Park in Italy, park the bus and get ready to make an ascent to a refuge for the first night.   

DAY 4 - SPLITBOARD/FREERIDE/REFUGE NIGHT

After a full day we may choose to stay at the same refuge for another night or move to a different one. 

DAY 5 - SPLITBOARD/FREERIDE/REFUGE NIGHT

We stay in the same area or have decided to move to a different one for better conditions.

DAY 6 LAST SPLITBOARD/FREERIDE DAY
An early start for a big ascent and massive descent back to the bus. Travel back to Chatel for dinner and the last night

DAY 7 FRIDAY DEPARTURE DAY

 

  • 3 nights accommodation when in resort
  • 5 days of UIAGM high mountain splitboard guiding
  • Use of a Never Summer splitboard if required
  • Single seat transfers to and from Geneva airport
  • Road transport to whichever country we choose to ride in that week
  • Flights
  • Personal insurance for off piste snowboarding
  • Transceiver, shovel and probe (we can arrange rental of these items if needed)
  • Personal snowboarding equipment
  • Mountain refuge fees. Approx €50- €70 per night inc dinner & breakfast x 3 nights

Fitness Level 3

Ability Level 3

 

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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