Exciting travel and expedition reports from countries like Japan, Norway, Iceland, New Zealand, Canada, Romania and many other interesting regions, as well as Splitboard trips where you can be part of and many more information, region portraits and contacts to the local splitboard scene, are found here in our section splitboarding travel guidebook.
Outdoor skiing and snowboarding on snow is possible in 85 countries worldwide. At least theoretically. Without ski tourism and infrastructure like known from the Alps, 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.
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..
After the hottest February on record, and temperatures hitting 17° it was on the cards to cancel the event. But with a small blip in the chart it was time to cross fingers and hold out. It was a good call, storms came in and plastered the Cairngorms with 5 days of snow and wind. It was on!
Four days of best weather and a big playground for big boys! Beside the "high society" ski tourism you can also find beautiful, almost untouched mountain areas at the Arlberg region which is great for Splitboard Touring. Enjoy the read - if you have questions, just post below!
Yellowstone, located northeast of the Tetons and Jackson Hole, is one of the last remaining intact ecosystem in the northern temperates. Wolves, foxes, free-ranging herds of bison and elk live there. During winter season the park remains inaccessible, in early May however, the National Park Service plow the roads and you can access some mountains near the roads much more easily.
Great Video inside! Beep-beep-beep. 6:45AM. My watch alarm chimes and it’s time to start the day. My senses start to wake as I can smell and hear the crackle of the hot fire. Splitboarding
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.
Legendary Oldschool - nearly 400 "somewhat crazy" snowboarders celebrated the roots of snowboarding in Stuben am Arlberg and completed a 1001 vertical meters backcountry race of the extra class.
Here comes our full report with many colorful pictures.