Intro to Splitboarding

Types: Skiing, Winter

Intro to Splitboarding

From equipment to track setting and transitions this Squamish based Intro to Splitboarding course is designed to get you prepared for a winter of adventure in the backcountry!

Intro to Splitboarding

The West Coast has some of the best splitboarding in Canada from slackcountry laps behind Whistler-Blackcomb to the amazing Tantalus Range, Duffy Lake area and much, much more! If you've ever been curious about getting off the ski hill and into the backcountry on a splitboard then this is the course for you. Designed specifically to give you the skills you need to your snowboarding into the backcountry, this course will introduce you to splitboarding equipment, avalanche safety equipment, uphill track setting, descent line assessment, mountain weather, navigation and more. Our goal will be to make you confident in your ability to join friends, even if they're skiiers, in the backcountry and possibly lead trips into simple terrain.

This course pairs well with our AST 1 which focuses more on the avalanche safety aspect of backcountry travel and less on the actual travel and equipment.

Waiver & Risk Management:

As you know, outdoor activities involve numerous hazards including, but not limited to, avalanches, crevasses, rockfall, slips and falls, equipment failure, poor weather, etc. And while we do our best to anticipate and mitigate these hazards we cannot completely eliminate them. So, as with anything fun, you will be required to sign our Participant Release to take part in one of our courses or trips.

Custom Dates Available

Just let us know what dates will work for you and we will put together a custom package.

Fine Print:

Day 1:

  • Splitboard set-up and use
  • Avalanche safety equipment & use
  • Companion rescue
  • Mountain weather basics
  • Backcountry navigation basics

Day 2:

  • Reading Avalanche Canada’s Bulletin
  • Uphill track setting
  • Descent line assessment
  • Safe travel in avalanche terrain
Intro to Splitboarding

Highlights

  • Backcountry touring equipment
  • Avalanche safety equipment
  • Uphill track setting
  • Descent line assessment
  • Mountain weather
  • Navigation & more
Types Skiing, Winter
Season December to February
Prices From $395.00

What's Included

  • 2 Days Training with ACMG Certified Guides
  • Group Equipment

What's Not Included

  • Backcountry Snowboard Equipment
  • Personal Safety Equipment (transceiver, probe & shovel, etc.)
  • Food
  • Transportation

Prerequisites

  • Able to hike for 2-3 hours
  • Blue square resort rider
  • Avalanche Safety Equipment - 2 Day Rental $70.00
  • BlackSheep Merino Wool Toque (Beanie) $35.00

Activities and Add-Ons for this Course

Avalanche Safety Equipment - 2 Day Rental

This rental kit includes: Transceiver, Probe, Shovel & Ski Touring Backpack.

BlackSheep Merino Wool Toque (Beanie)

A beautiful fleece lined merino wool toque. They come in black and grey though colours are subject to availability.