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Hut To Hut Splitboarding In The Gran Paradiso
TRS Splitboarding ran a hut to hut splitboarding trip in the Gran Paradiso national park (Italy) during March of the
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Splitboarding & Backcountry Snowboarding: March 2017
We ran two splitboarding & backcountry snowboarding weeks so far in March 2017. The first Trip and Split week ran
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Alps Snow Forecast 2017
Alps snow forecast 2017 ? Hmm, it’s that time of the year again when we all start looking forward to
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Trip and Split : A Splitboard Adventure
The Rider Social ran three Trip and Split courses in 2016 and each one was a splitboard adventure but quite different
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Short Break Splitboarding Trips
We seem to do more & more short break splitboarding and backcountry trips for people each season. The benefits are
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Splitboarding with MPORA
  Last March James Renhard from Mpora.com the action sports website came to Chatel to do some splitboarding with us
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Deep Snow Culture
The explosion in popularity of backcountry snowboarding and splitboarding has brought with it a bewildering array of new outerwear and
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Alps Snow Forecast 2016
Usually  having a punt at predicting a long range  Alps snow forecast (for 2016) is like trying to pick the
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Things you might not know.
You can get asked lot of interesting questions when you’re out with a group on one of our splitboard courses.
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Splitboard Courses 2015. 17th – 23rd Jan
Sat looking out of the window (15th May!) watching the snow beat down and settle on the cars made us
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Wired For Pow. A Guest Edit
One of our guests (Martin) on a January Split’n’Mix week here at The Rider Social sent us in this edit.
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Splitboard Course January 2015 #2
Our second splitboard course this January 2015 (split’n’mix) started off the back of a ginormous storm in the northern Alps
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Split and Mix January 2015
Split and Mix January 2015 with The Rider Social kicked off on January 17th. Leading up to it was interesting
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A November Splitboarding Mission
Most years we try to get a November splitboarding mission under our belts ahead of the coming winter season and
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Splitboard Hire in Chatel, Morzine & Avoriaz
Splitboard hire in Chatel, Morzine & Avoriaz from The Rider Social is an all new offering for 2015. We are
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The Sick And The Wrong Splitboard Test Week
The Rider Social is hosting a splitboard test week in 2015 for the guy’s at The Sick And The Wrong.
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Backcountry Snowboarding & Stairmasters
Alan loves working out. He particularly likes stairmasters. Unfortunately where we took him was so tits deep in snow that
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Splitboard courses ruin my hair
  Carl came on one of our splitboard courses with us last winter. He is from New Zealand and doesn’t
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Splitboard Courses & Motorhead
  Splitboard courses & Motorhead. Lemmy guess your confused right? No worries – hopefully our new range of Tee’s highlighting
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Splitboard Courses at The Rider Social.
Splitboard courses already?  Yup, after a pretty dreary summer here in the Portes Du Soleil we are finally into a
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What a guest thought of their stay at The Rider Social
If you are thinking of a booking splitboarding course or snowboard holiday with us and want the inside skinny then
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Splitboard Set Up 2014
New at The Rider Social this season are the addition of not only a couple of Never Summers’ brand new
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Sick And The Wrong. Splitboard And Snowboard Advice
The Sick And The Wrong have been selling snowboards since 1993 making them one of the longest running independent retailers in
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Bluebird Wax Lands At The Rider Social
Not to to wax lyrical but we are chuffed to say that we now carry a stock of Bluebird Wax
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The Snowboard Test in Austria
We're off to The Snowboard Test in Austria tomorrow. Excited to show off the 2013 Never Summer range. Check back
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Never Summer Test Week 2012
Following on from a brilliant Rider Social week testing Never Summer 2013 snowboards - here's a post from Pete at
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2013 Never Summer Cobra Review
"In January I was lucky enough to be part of the 2013 Never Summer Board Test with The Rider Social
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Springtime with The Rider Social
With all of our March Rider Social weeks fully booked and a shed load of snow, we thought we would
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Never Summer at The Rider Social
The Rider Social is stoked to offer you the chance to come and check out this seasons Never Summer snowboards.
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Top 5 Mountain Eateries
We all know how important it is to eat properly when you're on the mountain, especially in an area as
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Apres Ski in Chatel
Chatel has many lively bars and restaurants. Our top picks include: L’Escalier is a bar and restaurant set in a
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Riding
On a decent powder day locals from surrounding resorts are often to be found in and around Chatel. This is
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