In 85 countries worldwide outdoor skiing on snow is possible.*
At least theoretically.
In 2016, 66 countries of the world had at least one ski resort, that's nearly a third of all countries worldwide. Regarding absolute numbers, the most ski resorts with more than four lifts lie within the United States, then Japan followed by France and Italy. Nearly 40 percent of all lifts and 35 percent of the ski resorts are situated in the Alps countries, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Germany. Remarkable is, that 85% out of the 44 major ski resorts worldwide, means those with more than 1 million visitors per winter season, are loacted in the Alps and a quarter of them actually within one single province, the ski touring paradise Tyrol.*
*2016 International report on mountain tourism - Laurent Vanat
The vast number of ski mountaineers should be similar, because without ski tourism and infrastructure like known from these regions, mountain, ski and splitboard tours quickly develop to significantly more demanding challenges, just think about the lack of avalanche reports, mountain rescue and the network of trails and mountain huts.
Nonetheless, because or by different reasons, other places, new discoveries, adventures and impressions are calling.
Exciting travel and expediton reports from countries like Japan, Norway, Iceland, New Zealand, Canada, Romania and many other interesting regions, anouncements of upcoming Splitboard trips where you can be part of and many many information, region portraits and infos and contacs to the local splitboard scene are found here in our section splitboard travel guidebook.
Have you ever dreamt about riding in terrain, where you leave civilization completely behind you? Waking up every morning in a warm cabin with nothing but snow covered mountains around? Being surrounded by surreal glacial views? That is exactly what you find at the Highlands of Iceland.
The Tianshan Mountains in Kyrgyzstan provide a stunning backdrop to an exceptional freeride adventure with the Bootsjungen Chris Fuschlberger and Hans Fleckl. All information and registration here...
Anyone who goes travelling has stories to tell. Our Splitboard friend Sost was in Japan and has checked what's up with the legendary Samurai Powder. More about hugging birches and what Onsens are, you'll read here in his Hokkaido Pow Travel report.
As manifold as the Romanian mountains are, are the impressions that reach us from there. Lonely adventures of hardship and easy going sessions, the film "Follow your path" of our Polish splitboard friends captures these moods.
The adventures between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan - a report about the fascinating freeride splitboarding trip from the Bootsjungen Hans, Timo, and Chris.