This year our annual First Impression Splitboard Test 21-22 was different than expected. Due to Corona we were not able to test the boards at the Shops First Try. So another solution had to be found. Flexibility is needed - what can we do? We have the splitboards sent to us and try to get a work permit in Austria. No sooner said than done.
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?
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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.
Nearly continuous glacier ascent with usually low risk of crevasses. The only steep part (~40°) is at the summit.
Easy panoramic mountain with a beautiful south-facing summit slope, but also a rather long forest road.
Nice round trip through the Bavarian Pre-Alps with ascent of the peaks: Zwiesel - Heigelkopf - Blomberg.
Piste tour, very suitable for evening sports. It is also possible to climb further over the Kolbensattel to the Sonnenberg.
Splitboarding in Iran three main questions to be answered - different than expected - maybe not?
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.
A trip to Ben Reynold's playground - his backyard in Chugach Mountains in southern Alaska. When the weather and snow align, it’s time to move!
A dream comes true, Andreas and his girlfriend fly over to Japan to splitboard the legendary "Japow", here the little write-up.
Well prepared by their discovery expedition in fall, the splitboard friends of Pogo return to Ushguli in Georgia in February 2014. There's a thin line between fortune and misfortune and unfortunately the wonderdful powder weeks came to a tragic end .