For several winters now, I've been toying with the idea of getting myself a splitboard - in the hope that I'd still be able to get my slice of the untracked powder cake days after the last snowfall, or at least escape the crowds of tourists increasingly flooding the ski resorts. Time and again I've furtively glanced over to the "other side" - that of those who call a splitboard their own and use it to conquer untouched terrain in seemingly limitless freedom, climbing impressive peaks, followed, of course, by even more impressive descents with face shots guaranteed. Why I have not done it for so long?
When you think about splitboarding in Norway, popular destinations like Lyngen Alps and Lofoten come to mind. A less known area is the Sogndal valley, about 250 kilometers northeast of Bergen.
What could be better than going splitboarding or ski touring with your kids? But what is the best way to start without overtaxing the little ones or spoiling their fun on the first tour? When is the optimal age to start touring?
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Splitboard Routes Guide
Do you love to explore the backcountry with the Splitboard and discover untouched slopes far away from the hustle and bustle of the ski resorts?
In our Guidebook of Splitboard Routes you will find suggestions of all difficulty levels.
Your independent tour planning is supported by detailed tour descriptions, route sketches, GPS tracks, the current weather and avalanche information and a route planner with slope inclination maps.
Beautiful not too difficult Splitboard / Ski Tour with 1000m and many downhill options.
Long (21,5km), exhausting (1700hm) but mostly easy tour at good track choice.
Early season tour with several variants for ascent and descent via hiking paths, open meadows and a groomed forest road.
Short trip, near one of the most beautiful city in Romania, Brasov. Excelent for beginners, you don't need crampons and ice ax.
Splitboard / Backcountry route on the sunny side of the Obernbergtal.
Patagonien, rough, wild and pristine. It offers great opportunities to draw your lines into untracked faces in stunning nature, getting to know warm hearted people and enjoy the best meet in the world.
Kamchatka Heliskiing - everybody has heard about it but what about splitbard touring or splitboarding in Kamchatka. Here you get the info from our local frineds. Thanks to Splitboard Russia.
Splitboard season is over in the northern hemisphere. If you couldn't catch enough snow or are not into surfing, usual locations for splitboarding on the southern hemisphere would be Chile or New Zealand. Here we present three more remote locations for real splitboard explorers.
When we met Sergey from Bear Powder Surfs at ISPO he told us about his recent splitboarding and powder surfing trip to Siberia. Of course our powder department had a some questions..