Your splitboard guides here at The Rider Social are qualified to the highest level and have many years experience of leading worldwide mountaineering trips.

What’s the difference between a guide and an instructor? A BASI level 4 ski / snowboard instructor (ISTD) can teach from beginner to pro-level and can guide you off piste through a resort and its side country . However, only a high mountain guide (UIAGM / IFMGA) is qualified to take you into the real backcountry to snowboard at the highest altitudes.

Our high mountain guides are also instructors The Rider Social has 3 UIAGM guides on its roster. The added value is that they also all hold the ISTD qualification too. This is actually quite rare as it means that they are also qualified to teach ski & snowboard techniques on high altitude backcountry expeditions.