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.
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. 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.
If you draw a line on a world map between Kitzbühel in Austria and Niseko in Japan then Kazakhstan biggest city is located right in the middle. Almaty has a rich history of mountaineering and alpine skiing. Sebastian from roninsnowboards.com was exploring the Tian Shan Mountains in the Ile-Alatau National Park near Almaty last spring. Here is his report.
Melancholically we look back to the SPLIT & RELAX #4! Compared to the previous years, 2016 again was an outstanding event, regarding the opinion of our guests and partners. Every day on the mountains is a good day - thanks to everybody who was part of it!
Discover some of the splitboard hiking trails in the Romanian Carpathian mountains together with specialized mountain guides. Having peaks with altitudes over 2500 m, these mountains will give you complete satisfaction. From the steepest valleys to the deepest forests, the Carpathians offer a full range of landscapes even to the most skeptical rider. Join the winter session from 19th to 25th of February 2017.
Suppose you have one or two weeks of vacation and want to go on a splitboarding and freeride trip. Your friends can not make it so you are forced with two options:
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 splitboard freeride adventure with the Bootsjungen Chris Fuschlberger and Hans Fleckl. All information and registration here...